Toronto’s Ultimate Mother’s Day Guide: Brunch, Workshops, and Unique Gifts

May 10th, 2024

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for all the love and care that your mom – or perhaps a mother-like figure in your life – provides. In Toronto, there are plenty of exciting activities and thoughtful gift ideas to make this Mother’s Day truly special. Join us as we explore the perfect brunch spots, fun workshops, and unique gifts that’ll make your mom feel extra special this year.

Brunch Bliss

This Mother’s Day, spoil your mom with a delightful brunch experience at one of these top Toronto restaurants:

  • Oretta: Indulge in Italian-inspired cuisine in a chic setting and surprise your mom with a beautiful floral arrangement.
  • The Drake: Enjoy a trendy atmosphere and innovative dishes at this Queen Street gem. The Mother’s Day brunch menu features delights such as Mushroom Toast with roast wild mushrooms and cave-aged Gruyère, and a Lemon Meringue Tart for dessert. Plus, receive a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé upon arrival.
  • Shangri-La Bar and Lounge: Experience luxury dining and impeccable service at this elegant venue. Shangri-La’s Mother’s Day brunch buffet offers an array of culinary delights, including Eggs Benedict, bagels and lox, smoothie stations, and more. Guests can also enjoy live music and kid-friendly movie screenings.
  • Lapinou: Delight in French-inspired cuisine with a modern twist at this charming spot. Lapinou’s Mother’s Day brunch menu features classics like Salad Lyonnaise and Brioche French Toast with strawberry rhubarb compote. Yum!
  • Windsor Arms Hotel: Treat Mom to a royal afternoon tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel. The Mother’s Day menu includes freshly baked scones, savoury quiches, and an array of sweet treats like Raspberry Rapture and Midnight Berry Bliss Cake. Guests can also enjoy a glass of champagne to elevate the experience.
  • The Rec Room: For a unique twist on brunch, indulge in delicious food, bubbly mimosas, and a live drag show featuring local performers at Not Your Mama’s Drag Brunch.

Creative Classes

Discover unforgettable Mother’s Day experiences with your mom at one of these Toronto workshops:

  • Cooking Class at Eataly in Yorkville: Take an unforgettable culinary journey at Hands-on Pasta from the North Lunch and Workshop at La Scuola di Eataly. Discover the art of Northern Italian fresh pasta in person. Alternatively, try the Tiramisu class and master the classic Italian dessert.
  • Flower Arranging at Hotel X: Choose your favourite stems, from delicate roses to lively tulips, and let expert florists guide you through the art of arranging. The ticket includes a complimentary Aperol Spritz upon arrival, your personal selection of stems for your bouquet, a guided workshop to arrange your bouquet, and, of course, photo ops and good times.
  • Candlemaking at Lab by Kandl in Yorkville: Join Kandl in Yorkville for their signature candle-making class. Led by expert chandlers, this sensory journey is the ideal introduction to fragrance selection and candle making. You’ll blend and create your custom fragrance and bring home a fully customized 10-oz. scented candle, beautifully packaged and ready to gift to yourself or a loved one.
  • Painting Class at the Culture, Arts, Media and Education Centre in the Annex: Unleash your creativity at the Creative Spirits – Mother’s Day Paint Afternoon. Enjoy guided painting with sweet treats and Muskoka Brewery’s hard sparkling waters and cocktails. Bond with Mom over acrylic painting on 11×14 canvases. It’s a perfect opportunity to create together.

One-of-a-Kind Gifts

Show your love with thoughtful gifts that your mom will cherish:

  • Storyworth: Preserve meaningful moments and memories from your mom’s life in a beautiful keepsake book that she can share with loved ones for years to come.
  • Ancestry DNA: Help your mom discover her family history and heritage with an Ancestry DNA kit.
  • Guess Where Trips: Surprise your mom with a spontaneous road trip adventure to a mystery destination.
  • Spa Day: Pamper your mom with a relaxing spa day at one of Toronto’s top spas, including Elmwood Spa, Regis Spa, Hammam Spa, Body Blitz, or Guerlain Spa at Hotel X.

This Mother’s Day, make your mom feel extra special with these unforgettable experiences and heartfelt gifts. Whether you’re indulging in brunch, getting creative with classes, or treating her to a spa day, Toronto offers endless ways to celebrate your mom in style.

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