The property was sold to the Ontario Mission of the Deaf in 1976 and the house was converted into administrative offices. The goal was to build a Community Centre for the Deaf that Canada has never before seen.
That goal was realized a few years later. Today, The Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf boasts residential programs for the elderly, a preschool program, a vocational training program and an adult education curriculum, all to meet the needs of the deafand hard of hearing in North America . Rev. Bob Rumball was instrumental in the raising of funds to make the dream a reality. He called in the efforts of friends like Conn Smythe, Whipper Watson and Harold Ballard, . Bob Rumball himself was a professional football player and played for the Ottawa Roughriders and the Toronto Argos.
Since 1976, The Manor has served as administrative offices for programs such as group homes, a summer camp and interpreting services. In May of 1996, the Junior League of Toronto brought in top design firms in the Toronto area and gave the house a much needed facelift. The Manor was then showcased to the community as a fundraising event. Today, we are offering this beautiful, elegant space to the community to be used for weddings, parties and corporate functions.