20 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, May 13

May 12 2018, 3:53 am

Sunday Funday has arrived!

If you’re looking for something to do other than brunch and bottomless mimosas, check out these awesome events happening in the city today.

Mother's Day events


Blossom and Bloom Mother’s Day Market

What: This Mother’s Day pop-up market returns to Toronto for another season of floral and creative bliss, alongside some of our city’s finest music, art installations, interactive workshops and more.

When: Now until May 13
Time: 8 am to 6 pm
Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West
Price: Free to attend

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: Now until 13
10 am to 7 pm
Where: Square One, 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Price: Free to attend

Buy Good. Feel Good Expo

What: The Buy Good. Feel Good Expo returns this month for its fifth edition. Shop Canada’s largest selection of life-changing products and experiences, from fair trade apparel and accessories to organic foods and artisanal home decor.

When: Now until May 13
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Hall C, 100 Princes’ Blvd.
Price: Tickets start at $10

Canadian Music Week

What: Now in its 37th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music.

When: Now until May 13
Time: Varies by day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by show




What: Now in its seventh year, the annual culinary celebration presented by the Toronto Vegetarian Association promotes plant-based eating over a two week period. Participating restaurants, cafes, and bakeries across the GTA will offer multi-course prix-fixe menus and special promotions.

When: Now until May 21
Time: Varies by location
Where: Restaurants, bakeries, and cafes across Toronto
Price: Price will vary by location

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

What: Infinity Mirrors, the dazzling world of Yayoi Kusama is now open at the AGO. During this exhibit, visitors have the opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once.

When: Now until May 27
Time: 10:30 am to 9 pm
The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317, Dundas Street West
Price: Tickets available online only through the AGO for $30 per person

What: Toronto-born artist Anthony Ricciardi, whose noteworthy style incorporates layers of colours, imagery and text, now has his first-ever floating gallery featuring his one-of-a-kind masterpieces on display in Yorkville Village.

When: Now until May 29
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
 Toronto’s Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road
Price: Admission is free

Yoko Ono: The Riverbed

What: This weekend, you’re invited to experience Yoko Ono’s latest art installation, The Riverbed, at the Gardiner Museum. The Riverbed invites visitors to collaborate with the artist, the museum, and each other, through everyday action and contemplation.

When: Now until June 3
Time: All day
Where: The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queens Park
Price: Starts at $15 for adults

The Bentway presents A FOREST OF CANOES

A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway

What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.

When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
Price: Admission is free

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

What: This two-day exhibition is a celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators and features hundreds of comic creators from around the world

When: May 13
Time: Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Price: Free to attend

Wonder Exhibit

What: Take a look inside one of the East End’s most famous landmarks, as the owners of the Weston Bread Factory opens its doors to the public as part of Scotiabank’s CONTACT Photography Festival. The Wonder exhibit will feature exclusive photos by Toronto photographer Laird Kay, celebrating the former factory and its industrial workings.

When: May 12 13
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
 462 Eastern Avenue (Former Weston Bread Factory)
Price: The exhibit is free

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 13 
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

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

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

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

Mariposa Cruises

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
Tickets are $62.95 plus tax for adults

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

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

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
$39 for adults

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