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14 places to spoil your mom in Toronto this Mother's Day weekend

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Ainsley Smith May 08, 2018 2:55 pm 251

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, some people may be scrambling to find the perfect gift.

While surprising your mom with a brunch reservation at her favourite restaurant is always a nice touch, if you really want to be the golden child you’re going to want to think outside of the box.

Whether you’re looking for the right place to find a unique gift or something fun to do with your mom, we’ve rounded up 14 places where you can spoil your mom in the city this Mother’s Day.

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Blossom and Bloom Mother’s Day Market

What: Blossom and Bloom is hosting a Mother’s Day market in Union Station this week. Here you’ll find more than 25 of Toronto’s best local artisans, floral designers, and craft vendors selling a variety of floral themed pieces perfect for Mother’s Day and spring celebrations.

When: May 10 to 13
Time: Thursday & Friday, 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West
Price: Free to attend

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Square One Mother’s Day Market

What: If your mom is in the mood to indulge, bring her to the Square One Mother’s Day Market where she can enjoy a glass (or two) from the wine bar featuring wines from Kim Crawford and Jackson Triggs, Wafels-on-a-Stick by WAFEL BAR, or the chocolate station by Chocollata Gourmet. You can also treat your mom to something from the beauty, home décor or flowers available.

When: May 10 to 13
Time: 
10 am to 7 pm
Where: Square One, 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Price: Free to attend

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Toronto Flower Market

Toronto Flower Market

What: If you can’t be with your mom on Sunday, take her to the 6th annual Toronto Flower Market this Saturday. There will be 18 incredible vendor stalls on display to visit and admire, each selling an assortment of seasonal showstoppers including tulips, daffodils, gerbera, orchids, hyacinths, muscari, lilacs, and more. Plus there will also be an array of dahlia tubers, seedlings, garden planters, handmade pots and indoor plants also for sale.

When: May 12
Time: 
10 am to 3 pm
Where: CAMH, 1001 Queen Street West
Price: Free

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High Tea and Painting

What: Treat your mom to an afternoon at Paint Cabin, where she can enjoy a  complimentary High Tea service and a fun painting workshop.

When: May 12 & 13 
Time: 
Saturday, 2 pm to 3 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Paint Cabin, 723 Gerrard Street East
Price: $49.95 per person

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Mother’s Day Yoga & Brunch

What: Treat the special women in your life to a relaxing and rejuvenating Mother’s Day experience at Cambria Gallery. Guests can look forward to yoga, massages, a healthy brunch and getting pampered at the pop-up beauty station.

When: May 13
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Cambria Gallery-Toronto, 91 Parliament Street
Price: $35

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Mother’s Day at the Toronto Zoo

What: You and your mom can meet some wild mothers this Sunday, including polar bear Aurora, western lowland gorilla Ngozi, Sumatran orangutan, Puppe, and more. Visitors can also visit the greater one-horned rhino baby and its mom, Ashakiran on display in the outdoor Indo-Malaya region.

When: May 13
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto
Price: General admission is $23

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Mother’s Day Ride

What: Whether your mom is looking for some “me time” or she’s passionate about fitness, SPINCO has a number of class times available all Mother’s Day. Added bonus? With a focus on community, SPINCO is committed to partnering with local charities and showcasing neighbouring businesses, making this a truly feel-good gift.

When: May 13
Time: Classes start as early as 9:30 am
Where: Various locations across the city
Price: $25 for drop-in

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Mother’s Day at the ROM

What: Celebrate your mom with a special day at the ROM filled with animal encounters, hands-on art projects, Mother’s Day photo opportunities, exhibits, and more.

When: May 13
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Price: Adults are $20

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Leslieville Flea Mothers Day Market

What: The Leslieville Flea is heading to The Broadview Hotel this Mother’s Day.  Shop with your mom or for your mom at the Mother’s Day Market in Lincoln Hall; also enjoy a BBQ and beverages on Lincoln Terrace while you’re here.

When: May 13
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Broadview Hotel, 106 Broadview Avenue
Price: Admission is free

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Mother’s Day Cruise

What: This Sunday, you can celebrate Mother’s Day aboard Mariposa Cruises for a picturesque brunch cruise along the Toronto harbour. Mothers will experience the royal treatment with a delicious breakfast including decadent cinnamon French toast, gourmet smoked salmon platter, and an assortment of freshly baked goods with homemade preserves. Onboard attractions include a free family portrait, a complimentary rose for moms, and more.

When: May 13
Time: Ship boards at 11:30 am and cruise runs from 12 pm to 2 pm
Where: Pier 6, 207 Queens Quay West
Price: 
Tickets are $62.95 plus tax for adults

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Mother’s Day Concert

What: Treat mom to a fun and intimate concert in Spadina Museum’s drawing room, featuring baritone Mark Daboll accompanied by Sarah Westbrook on the 1882 Steinway Grand Piano. Following the concert, enjoy scones and a cup of tea in the East sunroom.

When: May 13
Time: 12 pm to 2 pm; 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road
Price: $35

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Terrarium Workshop

What: Calii Love is hosting a Leaves in Luxe terrarium workshop, where you and your mom can create a mini garden together, enjoy a drink, all while learning how to care for your terrarium. In this workshop, you’ll be given a glass or geometric container of your choice and will be guided through the planting and decorating process of some succulent friends.

When: May 13
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm; 4 pm to 6 pm; 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Calii Love, 367 King Street West
Price: $90

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Mother’s Day Chocolate Tour

What: Skip the basic brunch and take mom on a decadent chocolate tour. During the tour you’ll stroll the hip neighbourhoods of King, Queen and Dundas West, treating your mom to delicious chocolates and other chocolatey treats from unique local eateries. The afternoon of decadence ends with a chocolate making demonstrations by an award-winning chocolatier.

When: May 13
Time: 2 pm
Where: Exact meeting place will be released when booked
Price: 
$39 for adults

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Mother’s Day Spa Pampering

What: For the mom that loves to be pampered, THE TEN SPOT is Canada’s number one place to go for an ‘anti-spa’ feel without compromising quality services. Whether she’s more of a mani/pedi woman or she prefers facials, you’ll find an impressive selection of services to enjoy with your mom this Mother’s Day.

When: May 13
Time: Varies by location
Where: Various TEN SPOT locations across the GTA
Price: Pedicures start at $43

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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