Toews was an impressive pitcher and short stop, he began playing in Plum Coulee at age 12 and spent much of his early career playing for his home town. He was recruited by Winkler in 1962 and 1963 to play in the Manitoba Juvenile Provincials where they won the championship. He was a member of the Plum Coulee Senior team from 1960-1964, 1965 and 1966. In 1963 this team won the local Senior League. In the summer of 1964 he joined the Brandon Cloverleafs as a pitcher and short stop. He later rejoined the team in July 1966 after spending the 1965 season in British Columbia with the Can-Am League champion Trail Smoke Eaters. He won the Manitoba Senior Baseball League Championship with the Brandon Cloverleafs in 1966 and 1967. He pitched with the St. Agathe Bisons for the Canadian Nationals in 1970. Following the end of his playing career he coached at the Greendell Community Club from 1986-1996. Won the Bonvital Championship in 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1995 and later served as a Greendell Community Club Executive from 1997-1998. He also played with the Winnipeg Colonels Fastball Club and was inducted into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame in 2008. Toews was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006 along with his family for their dedication to baseball in Plum Coulee.