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Top Things to Do in Toronto on Mother’s Day


Looking for things to do in Toronto on Mother’s Day? From elegant brunch spots to tranquil spas, Toronto offers a plethora of options to celebrate mom in style. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I really learned just how much I appreciated my own mother.

I lost my dad in 2019. The pain of his absence still feels fresh, like an open wound that refuses to heal. He wasn’t just a parent; he was the rock I leaned on, the one who understood me without words. After his death, his ashes scattered over the vast expanse of the Pacific, I felt adrift, lost in a sea of grief. It was then that I realized the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing those we love. So, every night for the next three years, I called my mom.

So, every night for the next three years, I called my mom... Today, she’s not just my mother; she’s my confidante, my guiding light, one of my closest friends. Myles Shane

She was living alone in Vancouver, thousands of miles away, her voice carrying both solace and loneliness. In those calls, amidst the tears and laughter, we forged a bond stronger than ever before. Today, she’s not just my mother; she’s my confidante, my guiding light, one of my closest friends.

Mother’s Day has taken on a new meaning for me, a day not just to buy flowers or cards, but to truly celebrate the woman who raised me, who carried me through my darkest days. So, this Mother’s Day, let’s make it special. Let’s shower our mothers with love and attention, treating them to experiences that will etch memories in their hearts forever. Whether it’s a quiet dinner at a fancy restaurant, a pampering session at the spa, or a fun-filled shopping spree, let’s show them just how much they mean to us. Mom, I love you more than words can express. Now, let’s explore all the wonderful things Toronto has to offer for Mother’s Day.

Fun things to do on Mother’s Day in Toronto

The Spring Antique & Vintage Glass Lover’s Show & Sale

From May 8th to 11th, indulge in antique and vintage glassware at the Spring Antique & Vintage Glass Lover’s Show & Sale at Lawrence Park Community Church.

Mr. B’s Skechers Spring Sale

For stylish footwear at great prices, check out Mr. B’s SKECHERS Spring Sale from May 6th to 12th at 1590 Matheson Blvd in Mississauga.

Inland Pop Up

From May 9th to 12th, explore the INLAND Popup at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, featuring limited edition collections and handcrafted goods.

The Toronto Flower Market

Experience the beauty of local blooms at the Toronto Flower Market on May 11th at CAMH, and support local artisans at the Toronto Artisan Market on May 12th at Trinity Bellwoods Park.


Queen Street Marketplace

Discover handmade treasures at the Queen St Marketplace on May 12th at Kew Gardens, with free face painting for the kids.

The Sip & Shop Market

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Sip and Shop Mother’s Day Market on May 11th at Woodbine Banquet Hall, featuring complimentary drinks, small businesses, and more.

Hue Warehouse Sale

Don’t miss the HUE Warehouse Sale from May 9th to 11th at 4478 Chesswood Drive, with up to 70% off on fashion favorites like leggings, socks, and PJs.

Toronto dining ideas perfect for Mother’s Day

Reid’s Distillery High Tea

Embrace the elegance of Mother’s Day with Reid’s Distillery High Tea! Join us for a sophisticated tea party featuring delightful sandwiches, pastries, and of course, our signature gin. Upon arrival, surprise your beloved mother figure with a breathtaking bouquet from Lou Lou’s Flower Truck. It’s a day of indulgence, celebration, and toasting to the incredible moms in your life.


Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM
Address: Reid’s Distillery, 32 Logan Avenue, Toronto
Cost: $55

Mother’s Day Cruise

Set sail on an unforgettable Mother’s Day Cruise! Treat your mom to a special dining experience with a chef-prepared brunch, live DJ entertainment, and panoramic views of Toronto’s skyline. Whether you’re dancing inside or relaxing on the open-air deck, create cherished memories on the water.

Date & Time:
Brunch Cruise: Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 12:30pm
Dinner Cruise: Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 6:30pm
Address: City Experiences By Hornblower, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Cost: $79.90 to $98.32

Craft Beer Market

Indulge in a festive Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Craft Beer Market! Feast on a mouthwatering array of eats, including fresh pastries, vegan delights, a charcuterie and cheese board, and much more. With a live omelet station and dessert bar, it’s a feast fit for a queen.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 10 am to 3 pm
Address: 1 Adelaide Street E, Toronto
Cost: Adults $35.95 | Kids Under 12 $15.95 plus taxes and gratuities

The Drake Hotel

Join The Drake Hotel for a culinary celebration. Indulge in Chef McMeekin’s multi-course brunch, featuring classics like blueberry scones and new creations like mushroom toast. Little ones have their special menu, and guests can honour moms with gifts from Roots + Raven.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 9 AM to 3PM
Address: 1150 Queen St W, Toronto
Cost: $55 per person, $25 for kids


Elevate your Mother’s Day at Aera, high above Toronto! Enjoy breathtaking views and exquisite cuisine with a sumptuous brunch featuring Lobster Benny or indulge in the savory Beef Wellington at dinner. It’s an experience she won’t forget.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Brunch: 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner/Roast: 5-10pm
Address: 8 Spadina Avenue, #3800, Toronto
Cost: Brunch: From Menu | Roast: $55

Auberge du Pommier!

Treat the special woman in your life to a four-course lunch at Auberge du Pommier! Indulge in Chef Solomon Mason’s spring-inspired prix fixe menu, crafted to delight and enchant.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 11am–2:30pm
Address: Auberge du Pommier, 4150 Yonge Street, Toronto
Cost: $ 115 per person (excludes tax & gratuity)

Beaumont Kitchen!

Celebrate Mom with a special Mother’s Day meal at Beaumont Kitchen! Enjoy a light yet flavourful specialty brunch and exclusive cocktails, ensuring her day is celebrated with comfort and style.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 10 am–4 pm
Address: CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, Etobicoke

Richmond Station

Treat Mom to an exclusive Mother’s Day Brunch at Richmond Station! Indulge in appetizers like Ontario Spring Greens and mains such as a decadent Fried Chicken Sandwich. Conclude with sweet treats like Blood Orange & Pistachio Trifle for a truly memorable dining experience.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 12, 2024 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
Address: 1 Richmond St W, Toronto
Cost: From Menu P


Raise a glass this Mother’s Day at Canteen with sunny brunch offerings! Celebrate with bright dishes like the savory Cod Cake Benedict or sweet Cheesecake Mousse. Top off the occasion with a special Garden Momjito cocktail, creating a sweet and refreshing Mother’s Day brunch experience.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024, 10 am–4 pm
Address: TIFF Lightbox, 330 King St. W., Toronto
Cost: From Menu

Epoch Bar & Kitchen Terrace/The Ritz-Carlton

Experience an elegant Mother’s Day at Epoch Bar & Kitchen Terrace/The Ritz-Carlton with our exclusive Afternoon Tea. Relish the fine selection of teas paired with delightful treats in a celebration of the remarkable women in our lives. Enjoy the elegant ambiance, warm laughter, and cherished moments. This 90-minute experience is perfect for intimate gatherings, extending to 120 minutes for larger parties. Give your mom the extraordinary gift of an unforgettable afternoon at Epoch.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 11th & Sunday, May 12th
Address: 181 Wellington St W, Toronto


In the vibrant heart of the city, celebrate Mother’s Day at Jump Restaurant with a spring-inspired brunch that will delight the senses. Dive into our tantalizing three-course prix fixe menu, starting with fresh appetizers like Chilled Vichyssoise Soup or Ricotta & Speck Crostini. Choose from an array of mains, including Duck Confit Benedict and The Jump Burger, to satisfy any craving. For dessert, indulge in Oliver’s Famous Carrot Cake or a vegan Lemon Meringue Sorbet. Little foodies 12 and under are also welcome with kid-friendly options, making it a feast for all!

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 am – 3 pm
Address: 18 Wellington St. W., Toronto
Cost: $65 per person, children 12 and under may select from the kids’ menu.

The Joneses

Seize the opportunity to make Mother’s Day unforgettable with two splendid dining sessions at The Joneses, a cozy downtown venue. Opt for a charming brunch or an elegant dinner, featuring a three-course prix fixe menu. Indulge in appetizing starters like Truffled Leek & Potato Soup, savour heartwarming mains such as Old-school Steak Neptune, and delight in luscious desserts. Elevate the experience with “just because” extras like Oysters & Bubbles and Warm Cheese Bread. It’s a perfect day for treating Mom!

Address: 33 Yonge St, #100, Toronto
Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 11 am–3 pm & dinner from 5–8:30 pm.
Cost: From Menu

The Dorset

Treat Mom to a regal experience with a Deluxe High Tea at The Dorset. Immerse yourself in the charm of Britain’s coast and countryside with freshly baked butter and fruit scones, an assortment of delicate finger sandwiches, and a quartet of dainty sweet treats, all accompanied by a selection of British teas and freshly brewed coffee. Every mom will be welcomed with a special glass of bubbles, making this an elevated celebration of love and appreciation.

Address: 457 Wellington St W, Toronto
Date & Time: Sunday, May 12 from 11 am–4 pm
Cost: $55 per person

The Rabbit Hole

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day with a delightful, British-inspired brunch at The Rabbit Hole. Indulge in cheeky twists on classic brunch staples, from Ale-battered Halibut & Chips to comforting Crumpet Benedict and maple-laden Scotch Pancakes. Enjoy a selection of appetizers, mains, sides, and desserts, crafted with care.

Address: 21 Adelaide St W. Toronto
Date & Time: Sunday, May 12 from 10:30 am–3 pm
Cost: From Menu

Liberty Commons

Treat Mom like royalty this Mother’s Day with our innovative brunch. Indulge in twists on classics, like our Pastrami Hash with smashed potatoes, chopped pastrami, and sunny-side-up eggs topped with ale vinegar Hollandaise. Or opt for our decadent house-made French Toast with challah, honey whipped ricotta, and premium maple syrup. With savory options such as the Full English Breakfast and sweet treats like Sticky Toffee Pudding, Mom’s day will be as spectacular as she is.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 10am–3pm Address: Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty St., Toronto Cost: From Menu


Enjoy a sumptuous Mother’s Day Brunch in our elegant King Street dining room. Our menu offers a delightful mix of sweet and savory options to satisfy every palate. Start with a fresh fruit bowl or indulge in creamy burrata with heirloom tomatoes. Main dishes range from Belgian Waffles with chocolate sauce to Smoked Salmon Eggs Florentine on a buttery croissant. For the little ones, we have child-friendly options like mac and cheese or chicken tenders. Elevate the experience with featured cocktails like the Garden Caesar or a Mimosa for the table.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 12 from 10am–3pm Address: TIFF Lightbox, 2nd Floor, 350 King St. West, Reitman Square, Toronto Cost: From Menu

Maison Selby

Check out our cozy French bistro from brunch through dinner. Start the day from 10am–2:15pm with comforting brunch dishes like Lobster Benedict on brioche or Frittata Basquaise, alongside $12 mimosas and other specials. For dinner, enjoy elegant, à la carte French classics with a modern twist, featuring special Mother’s Day dishes such as Oysters and Bubbles or the indulgent Lobster Gnocchi.

Date & Time: Brunch: Sunday, May 12, 10am–2:15pm, Dinner: 5–9:30pm Address: 592 Sherbourne St., Toronto Cost: From Menu


Embark on a playful brunch or a hearty dinner, featuring delightful twists on classic dishes. From Haddock Gratinato at brunch to Baked Lobster Cannelloni at dinner, the special menu caters to every palate. We’re offering a shortened à la carte menu for both meals, ensuring a focus on festive and unique dishes. Plus, don’t miss featured drinks like build-your-own mimosas and pitchers of sangria, perfect for toasting to the most important women in your life.

Date & Time: Brunch: Sunday, May 12 from 11:30am–3pm, Dinner: Sunday, May 12 from 5pm Address: Bayview Village, South Parking Lot, 2901 Bayview Ave., Toronto Cost: From Menu

RD Spadina

Dive into a special menu featuring four unique dishes: Sheng Jian Bao packed with rich duck confit, a refreshing Vietnamese Beef Carpaccio, a hearty Xinjiang-style Lamb Chow Mein, and a decadent Custard Lava Cake filled with lau sa. These creative offerings will be available alongside the regular menu, providing a perfect blend of traditional and special dishes to honor the special lady in your life.

Address: 241 Spadina Ave., Toronto Date & Time: May 11 & 12, 2024 Cost: A La Carte

Address: 21 Adelaide St W. Toronto Date & Time: Sunday, May 12 from 10:30am–3pm Cost: From Menu

Farm Boy (Take-out)

Start Mother’s Day with a special brunch for 4-6 people, featuring a refreshing Gazpacho Salad, a decadent Eggs Benedict Bake with peameal bacon, and sides like a Cheesy Shredded Potato Hash. End the meal with a heavenly Lemon Ricotta Cake topped with berries and lemon whipped cream, making it a perfect way to thank Mom.

When: Until soldout, Order online or in stores and pick up on May 12, 2024 Where: Multiple locations in Toronto and surrounding areas Cost: $119.99 for 4 people

Crave Restaurant

The Mother’s Day brunch buffet menu includes carving and made-to-order stations, hot entrees such as roasted lamb shoulder, pacific snapper fillet, breakfast items, seafood tasting plates, platters, a salad bar, soup, a kid’s buffet, and a sweet table with mini desserts, cakes, and pastries.

Address: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, 600 Highway 7, Richmond Hill Date & Time: Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 11:00 am and 1:30 pm Cost: $19.99 – $89.99

Headwaters Restaurant Plan a day trip on Mother’s Day and enjoy the charming village of Alton and all that Caledon offers at MillCroft Inn & Spa’s restaurant. There are plenty of options to choose from – a variety of cheese, waffles, egg, and seafood stations to mouthwatering desserts.

Address: Millcroft Inn, 55 John Street, Alton Date & Time: May 12 | 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Cost: $89 Per person, children 12 & under 1/2 price

Chateau Le Jardin

Visit Chateau Le Jardin this Mother’s Day for a luxurious European Brunch! Enjoy a lavish feast at our signature Antipasto Bar, featuring an array of international charcuterie, artisan cheeses, and Mediterranean spreads like hummus and baba ganoush. Savour classic pasta dishes such as Gnocchi al Sugo and Risotto Con Asparagi E Funghi. Indulge in main entrees like Prime Rib and Veal Parmigiana at our carving station. For children, a special food station offers pizza and chicken fingers. Top off the meal with a deluxe sweet table, featuring Italian pastries and a churro bar, complemented by a deluxe open bar.

Address: Chateau Le Jardin, 8440 ON-27, Vaughan Date & Time: May 12 | 12 PM to 4 PM Cost: $89.95 per person plus tax and gratuity, Children: $49.95

Peter & Paul’s

Brunch & Lunch Peter and Paul’s is offering Mother’s Day specials at a few of their Vaughan & King restaurants and event spaces. There are plenty of options to choose from at antipasto bar, pizza station, carving station, entree station, and sweet counter.

Addresses: Multiple locations in Vaughan & King Date & Time: May 12 | 11 AM to 3 PM Cost: Adults: $80 to $100 | Kids 4-12: $40 to $65

This Mother’s Day, my mom and sister have embarked on a European Cruise, setting sail to explore the wonders of Greece, Italy, and Spain. For a week, they’ll be indulging in the luxurious service only an ocean liner can offer. Meanwhile, here in Toronto, I’ll be staying with the mother of my children, and we plan to immerse ourselves in the festivities and restaurants that our vibrant city has to offer.

Myles Shane

by Myles Shane

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