Make this Mother’s Day in Toronto truly special with our curated list of options for brunch and memorable experiences.
Many Toronto restaurants and businesses have put together fun programs to help celebrate the motherly figures in our lives.
From workshops to fancy brunches and scenic bike rides, Toronto makes it easy to create memories and celebrate Mother’s Day the way mom wants! Here’s a list of things to do for every budget and mood for Mother’s Day in Toronto.
Mother’s Day Brunch
There are plenty of options for Mother’s Day brunch in Toronto. Transport Mom to France by booking a spot at Auberge du Pommier and get ready for Chef Penfold to tantalize your taste buds with a lavish 4-course meal.
If she wants to dine in a castle like the queen she is, then a visit to Casa Loma for their Mother’s Day High Tea is in order, with a variety of seatings to choose from on Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend in Toronto.
If your mama enjoys a good drag performance with a mimosa and brunch buffet, snap up tickets for the Mother’s Day Drag Brunch at The Rec Room in downtown Toronto. Pop into the Steam Whistle Brewery next door or treat Mom to epic city views from the top of the CN Tower after brunch.
If you’re looking for a vegan Mother’s Day menu, there’s a fun pop-up event hosted by Chef Hassan and Chef Jan taking place at Clubhouse Toronto. Or take her on a special Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise on Lake Ontario.
Also read: 10 Toronto Hotspots for Afternoon Tea
Mother’s Day dinner and cocktails
If your mom prefers to sleep in and party at night, then toast Mom at one of these Mother’s Day-worthy bars. If she likes all things new and trendy, then pop by CKTL & Co. where you can watch the drink list prices change just like on the stock exchange.
For a truly out-of-this-world experience, the space-themed Offworld Bar in Queen West is where you’ll want to go. For some tropical vibes, escape together to the Shameful Tiki Room.
Indulge mom with a seafood tower dinner at Black and Blue Steakhouse. Or if she enjoys a good whodunnit, be the first to solve the case at the Mysteriously Yours Mother’s Day Weekend dinner on Saturday night at the Chelsea Hotel.
As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do for Mother’s Day in Toronto for food lovers.
Also read: The MICHELIN Guide to Toronto
Mother’s Day gift ideas
Gifts that are also experiences are a double win. These Mother’s Day gifts also allow you to bond and spend time with each other.
If you want to be pampered in luxury, book a spa day at one of these Toronto hotels with next-level spas.
For the crafters, make a mosaic lamp together at Mosaic World Toronto’s workshop in Kensington Market.
If the motherly figure in your life prefers to make food instead, then spend time at Eataly on Mother’s Day and become a Pastaio at La Scuola di Eataly’s pasta-making class. Or make an edible antipasto bouquet for a truly unique gift.
Watch Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, which is receiving rave reviews and is only in Toronto for a few weeks.
Moms who are pet lovers and enjoy yoga will love an afternoon of puppy yoga and bubbly at this downtown Toronto studio.
If you’re looking for unique Mother’s Day gifts that have a Toronto spin, why not buy her a surprise Toronto gift bag featuring products from one Toronto neighbourhood? You’ll also be supporting a local charity, so that’s karma points too.
Mother’s Day flowers
If Mom likes flowers, take her to the park to see that Spring has arrived in Toronto. Cherry blossoms have bloomed but you can still take her for a Mother’s Day stroll at one of Toronto’s parks and unique green spaces.
A personal favourite, rain or shine, is Allan Gardens Conservatory, where you can spend as much time as you want roaming around the Victorian-style indoor botanical garden, which has six greenhouses filled with exotic flowers and plants.