Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation

Supporting the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and its programs is one way you can help enhance our public green spaces . You can:

  • Donate to a specific park project
  • Donate to the Foundation
  • Buy the Toronto Tree Portraits Calendar to support the Foundation
  • Attend the annual Green Tie fundraising event
  • Help increase Toronto's tree canopy

St. Matthew's Clubhouse building and lawn foreground

The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation works across Toronto and is headquartered at the historic St. Matthews Lawn Bowling Club House in Riverdale Park East.

Contact the Foundation for information about permits and rates for renting space at the St. Matthews Club House.

The Club House has a colourful history. It was moved from its original location south of the Old Don Jail to its current location on Broadview Avenue opposite Langley Avenue in 2010, as part of the redevelopment of Bridgepoint Healthcare.

The St. Matthews Lawn Bowling Club was founded in 1899 and incorporated in 1905. It had male-only and female-only branches, but became co-ed in later years. The club disbanded at its last general meeting on May 25, 2007.

In 2006, City Council protected the building as a historic structure. It was designed, with its classic "long porch," to overlook a park setting. The move into Riverdale Park achieves this design goal.

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