There’s no arguing that Mother’s Day and brunch go hand-in-hand, but the celebration doesn’t have to stop there.
Toronto has plenty of special events in store to celebrate the mom in your life — and they’re more than just a breakfast and lunch affair. From a brush calligraphy workshop to a chocolate tour, these unique events will show your mother figure that you love and appreciate her enough to think outside the box.
So what are you waiting for? Read on for all the special Mother’s Day events in Toronto this weekend.
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, Upper Level — 777 Lawrence Ave. E.When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Cost: $100
The artistic mama in your life might enjoy learning a new skill: brush lettering. Although this class is pricey, it’s well worth it. Not only will you be taught the basics of modern calligraphy by Toronto-based designer Alicia Spence, but you’ll receive all the materials you’ll need to continue practicing at home. That includes four brush pens, a workbook, tracing paper, custom place cards and more!
Where: Hoame — 430 Adelaide St. W.When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Cost: $23-28 for meditation; $45 for salt cave; $55 for sauna
Hoame is celebrating all kinds of mother figures this Sunday. Bring your mom, role model, aunt, grandmother, and so on to either a meditation class, salt cave experience, or sauna visit and Hoame will provide complimentary Prosecco and chocolates to help you celebrate Mother’s Day.
Where: Laduree — 3401 Dufferin St.When: Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.Cost: $55
Get all dolled up and treat your mom (and yourself) to some high tea and French pastries! Laduree has a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea menu that includes finger sandwiches, fruit salad, macarons, sweet pastries, and savoury tartlets. And, of course, all that comes with your choice of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.
Where: The Broadview Hotel — 106 Broadview Ave.When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Cost: Free!
Take your mom to this Leslieville flea market where she can shop vintage and handcrafted goods. If you haven’t bought a Mother’s Day gift yet, this could be an easy way to find out what she likes and treat her to it. After shopping, head over to the Lincoln Terrace for a special BBQ and bar set up in celebration of moms.
Where: SOMA Chocolatemaker— 443 King St. W.When: Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.Cost: $45 for kids; $59 for adults
This is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for a chocolate lover. Explore some of Toronto’s unique eateries, sample delicious treats, and learn all about their history on this walking chocolate tour. We guarantee your sweet tooth will be satisfied after this unique experience.
Where: The Nooks — 2038 Danforth Ave.When: Saturday from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.Cost: $50 for one person; $80 for two
Get crafty with the mom figure in your life at this candle making workshop. Each guest will learn how to create a candle using soy wax melts and will be able to take home their creation afterwards. This is a great chance to try something new with your mom.
Where: Cambria Gallery-Toronto — 91 Parliament St.When: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Cost: $35
Have some serious mother-child bonding time at this fun yoga and brunch event! Hosted by Embiria, this special Mother’s Day gathering includes a one-hour gentle yoga class (beginners welcome) followed by a healthy brunch by Leaf + Bone. Each guest will also go home with a goodie bag, which includes a complimentary facial from Skin Forward, a yoga class pass from 889, natural supplements from Well Told Health, and more.
Where: Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor St. W.When: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Cost: $10
Bring the whole family to the Bata Shoe Museum to celebrate Mother’s Day. A ticket gives you access to the museum, as well as a chance to participate in some very special crafts. This includes a scratch-paper craft and painting a clog.
Where: Paint Cabin — 723 Gerrard St. E.When: Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Cost: $55
Indulge in treats and creativity in this special high tea and paint workshop. Spend some quality time with mom as you indulge in high tea before switching gears and putting your creative caps on. Guests will get to choose their canvas size, which they can take home after the workshop. They will then be guided by the Paint Cabin team as they create their masterpiece.
Where: North York Memorial Community Hall — 5110 Yonge St.When: Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.Cost: $15 for kids; $25 for adults ($18 and $30 at the door)
This unique Mother’s Day event celebrates the special day with Mexican food, Mariachis, a live band, and dancing! Food will be provided by Abuela’s Kitchen and music by Saul Torres and his band. This fun event is a good opportunity to squeeze in family bonding time and celebrate mom in a new way.