Toronto Mother’s Day Events to Book Now

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to plan something special for her. From brunches and tea to a chocolate tour and even keepsake-making workshops, we’ve found 12 ideas that will let you show mom how much she means to you.

Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet

This deluxe breakfast buffet features all of mom’s favourites, including a carving station, egg station, and an assortment of freshly baked sweet treats.

Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale, 3450 Dufferin St., Toronto
Date: May 14
Price: $28

Mother’s Day at Kortright

Enjoy a multi-course brunch and make a bouquet for Mom. Then take a nature hike in this natural oasis with 325 hectares of pristine woodlands. Book ahead for one of two seatings, at 10:30 am and 1 pm.

Location: Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Dr., Woodbridge
Date: May 14
Price: $50 ages 12+, $35 ages 3–11; ages 2 and under free

Mother’s Day Chocolate Tour

Spend the afternoon walking and visiting some of the city’s best eateries, enjoying delicious chocolatey samples along the way. This tour features a special chocolate-making demonstration by an award-winning chocolatier.

Location: Tasty Tours, 443 King St. W., Toronto
Date: May 13
Price: $25 kids, $39 adults

Mother’s Day Tea

Treat mom to a Victorian-inspired tea experience at this elegant 19th-century farmhouse. Featuring delicious teas, sweets, finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones, plus a special gift for mom. The tea is suitable for children ages 6 and up.

Location: Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St., Toronto
Date: May 14
Price: $25

Brunch at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Teach the kids a light-hearted etiquette lesson while enjoying an elegant tea and brunch experience. With freshly baked pastries, sandwiches, eggs Benedict, strata and more, the whole family is sure to leave satisfied. Enjoy a stroll through the historic village afterwards.

Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., Toronto
Date: May 14
Price: $30 kids, $55 adults

Zoo Moms and Babies

Visit with some of the zoo’s most famous mothers, including giant panda Er Shun, polar bear Aurora, Josephine the gorilla and Ashakiran the Indian rhino. Discover what makes these animals such great mothers through interactive exhibits.

Location: Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd., Toronto
Date: May 13–14
Price: General admission applies ($14 kids, $23 adults)

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

Show your mom how much she really means to you with a special boat cruise brunch. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on a two-hour cruise as you feast on a gourmet, chef-prepared brunch. Included is a complimentary rose and mocktail for mom, as well as a portrait station for the family.

Location: Mariposa Cruises, 207 Queen’s Quay W., Toronto
Date: May 14
Price: $26 kids, $53 adults

Casa Loma Mother’s Day Brunch

Enjoy brunch in the splendor of Canada’s most famous castle. This popular annual event includes admission to the grounds after, where your family can enjoy a self-guided tour.

Location: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Date: May 14
Price: $55 kids, $75 adults

Paintlounge Mother’s Day Kids’ Workshop

Kids ages 5–12 can create a special customized keepsake to let mom know how much they really care. At this 90-minute workshop they paint their very own 12×12″ canvas, with a larger size available for an additional cost.

Location: Paintlounge, multiple locations in Toronto
Date: May 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12
Price: $25

Markham Museum Mother’s Day Workshop

At this family workshop, kids learn from professional pottery instructors how to make a unique handprint tile that Mom is sure to cherish for years to come. The two-hour workshop is for one adult and one child, age 4 and up.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Rd., Toronto
Date: May 14
Price: $40 Markham residents, $50 non-residents

Pop-Up Tea Party

At the Scarborough Museum, enjoy a special pop-up tea party on the lawn, plus fun historic tea facts highlighted throughout the month. You can even share your special family story at the Communities Memory Kiosk.

Location: Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Rd., Toronto
Date: May 13–14 (takes place every weekend in May)
Price: pay-what-you-can

Mother-Daughter Spa Package

Moms and kids ages 5 and up can book a side-by-side spa treatment package that includes chocolate hand masks and strawberry facials at Glama Gal Tween Spa locations, which use non-toxic kid-safe products. Enjoy snacks and tea during your hour-long spa experience. All are welcome, including sons, grandmas, aunts, etc.

Location: Glama Gal Tween Spa, 1213 Caledonia Rd., Toronto + 6 other GTA locations
Date: Tue.–Sun., May–June
Price: $149 per mother-daughter duo


Browse our events calendar for more fun things to do in May.

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