Mother’s Day Events & Activities in Toronto 2017

Need ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day in GTA? Here is a list of Mother’s day Brunch, tea, food tours, and cruises happening in Toronto and GTA. For all other activities, see this weekend in Toronto.

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Mother’s Day Events

Mother’s Day Brunch/Dinner @ GTA Attractions

1.  Go Shoppong with/for Mom

INLAND Pop-Up: Two-day retail experience offering fashion-forward shoppers apparel and accessories for women and men from 70+ Canadian designers.  Details

May 5 & 6, 2017 @ QRC West, 134 Peter St. Toronto

Spring to the Beach!: Shop along Queen for Moonlight Madness and a sidewalk sale. Stop and refuel at our newly renovated Kew Gardens Park and enjoy bites & brews from our local restaurants:The Stone Lion, Breakwall, Hogtown Smoke, Hero Certified Burgers – Beach Queen East Dufflet Beach. Each restaurant will offer a special feature for just $5! Details

May 5 & 6, 2017 @ The Beach Village – Queen Street East (between Lockwood & Neville Park), Toronto


Spring into Parkadle Sidewalk Festival & Night Market:Free outdoor Street Festival featuring 4+ Markets, entertainment, street vendors, food, free crafts and the Foodora Night Market. Details

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM @ Queen Street West from Roncesvalles to Dufferin.

2.  Enjoy Live  Theatre

For most Performing Arts events, see Performing Arts and Theatre in Toronto

Eifman Ballet Of St. Petersburg Present Red Giselle: Powerful, passionate, raw and visceral, the internationally renowned Eifman Ballet is set to deliver its visually stunning production of Red Giselle to Toronto audiences. Inspired by one of the 20th century’s greatest ballerinas, Olga Spessivtseva, Boris Eifman’s choreographic love letter to Spessivtseva’s tragic life draws parallels to the classic ballet Giselle, but is also a springboard for larger themes of politics vs. art and public vs. private personas in the age of celebrity. Details

May 11 to 13, 2017 @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts


Onegin – A New Canadian Musical: A thrilling, contemporary adaptation of Pushkin’s timeless poem and Tchaikovsky’s renowned opera, Onegin features a high-energy musical score to tell a sweeping tale of unrequited love, infatuation, and intrigue. When the young and innocent Tatyana falls in love with the self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin, he firmly rejects her, arousing passionate love letters, noble duels and second chances. Details

May 13 to June 4th, 2017 @ The Berkeley Street Theatre

3.  Join for a Jane’s Walk

Explore your city with Mom, share stories about your community and connect with your neighbours on any of the hundreds of Jane’s Walks taking place across the GTA. Details

May 5-7,2017

Various Parts o GTA


4. SHE Blooms Fashion Show 2017

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:30am – 3:00pm

Markland Wood Golf Club, 245 Markland Drive, Toronto

$65 per adult | Children: $25 (kids 10 and under)

5.Treat Yourself on Mother’s Day!

Treat yourself for Mother’s Day! Come to Markham Busy Bodies Indoor Playground with your child and let them run wild while you enjoy a cup of Expresso or organic Tea for FREE. Socialize with other moms and have a great time with friends and family!Details

May 8 to May 14, 2017

Markham Busy Bodies Indoor Playground – 114 Anderson Ave.

Children 1 and Old\er $10, Children under One $7, Sibling dscounts: 1 & Older $8, Under one $5. Adults accompanying children are free.

6. A Mother’s Day of Music

The Pickering Community Concert Band is presenting a special musical celebration for all mothers, featuring an eclectic mix of Swing, Dixieland, Jazz and Rock Hits. Special guests, the Whitby Junior Brass Band. Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Dr. (at Elizabeth) Pickering Village

Adults, $15.00, Over 65 and Under 18, $10.00.

7.  Mother’s Day Chocolate Tour

Does your mom love chocolate? Then you’re looking at the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! On our Mother’s Day Chocolate Tour, we’ll spend the afternoon visiting some of Toronto’s finest eateries, sampling delicious chocolates and chocolatey treats while learning all about our favourite. Let’s not forget the chocolate making demonstration by an award winning chocolatier. Details

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

443 King St W, Toronto

 $39 Adults $25 Children, reservations required.

8. Mother’s Day Roncesvalles Food Tour

Your mother fed you and sustained you for many years of your life. Return the favour by treating her (or your grandma, mother-in-law or wife) to an afternoon exploring Roncesvalles on a Food Nook Tour for Mother’s Day! We’ll take you to five distinct food shops, where you will be treated to multiple, delicious food samples at each destination, all while learning about the Roncesvalles neighbourhood and the stories behind it.Details

May 14, 2017 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Meeting spot outside the Starbucks at 2201 Dundas St West, Toronto

$30 per person.

9. The Power of  Flowers

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Spadina Museum and discover the timeless tradition of expressing sentiments without speaking a word through The Language of Flowers, or Floriography. Learn about, design and create your own fresh floral “Talking Bouquet” where each flower bears its own secret message. Afterwards, visit the lavishly decorated formal rooms of Spadina and top off your experience with a 1920s treat of Princess Pudding and a refreshing beverage in the Austins’ East Sunroom. 1920s attire optional! Not recommended for children under 14.  Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 |
Two times: 12:30PM to 2:30 PM. or 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd, Toronto

$30 plus tax per person.

10. Wildflower Walk for Mom

Celebrate Mom’s special day with a beautiful spring slideshow followed by a guided wildflower walk to see what is in bloom in the Crawford lake woodlands. Follow up your hike with a relaxing afternoon tea and light snacks. Details

Sunday, May 14 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Crawford Lake, 3115 Conservation Rd, Milton

Adults $17 +HST, Children and Seniors $12 +HST

11. Mother’s Day Handprint tile

After breakfast in bed for mom, come and create lasting memories and a beautiful keepsake together. Our professional pottery instructors will show you how to make your very own unique Handprint Tile. Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road

$40 to $50.


12. Mother’s Day @ Halton County Radial Railway

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the museum! Go on historic streetcar rides on two kilometers of scenic track. Details

Sunday, May 14 2017 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Halton County Radial Railway, 13629 Guelph Line, Milton

Mother’s admission free with the purchase of one youth admission.
Adults – $15.00; Seniors (65+) – $13.00; Youth (4-17) – $10.00; 3 years & under and 90+ – Free

13. Visit Animal Moms

Animal mothers have special relationships with their youngsters. Here at the Toronto Zoo we have many special moms including Er Shun (giant panda), Ashakiran (Indian rhino), Aurora (polar bear) and Josephine (gorilla). Come celebrate our special Zoo moms and their babies by visiting them and our interpretive stations in the Indo-Malaya pavilion to discover what makes our Zoo moms such great mothers!. Details

Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Toronto Zoo

Regular Admission

14. Toronto Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

An incredible Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise awaits you, Mom and family that is heated for your comfort and provides a breathtaking tour around the Toronto Harbourfront and islands. Our on-board executive chef strikes up a delightful gourmet brunch for all whilst our Pro DJ entertains the masses. Details

Sunday, May 14 |  11:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Jubilee Queen, 539 Queens Quay West, Toronto

$54.95, Child 4+yrs: $29.95, Child Under 3: Free

15. Cook for Mom

This Mother’s Day, have your little chef learn what it’s like to cook in the kitchen! Ricarda’s invites children ages six to 10 into the kitchen to prepare a three course meal for mom, including an appetizer, main, and dessert. Under the supervision of Ricarda’s staff, each little chef will prepare, plate, and serve their self-made meal to mom. Details

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. and 4:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Ricarda’s Restaurant, 134 Peter St, Toronto

$49 + HST per child

16. Culinary Celebration & Art Exhibit

Enjoy a weekend getaway/go on a day trip with Mom to Bobcaygeon and join for Culinary Celebration! The event will feature a tasting menu showcasing wonderful local foods and flavours of the Kawarthas; Artwork by local artist Lorraine Thayer & live music focusing on great Canadian artists throughout the years. Music will be played throughout, allowing for dancing and interesting historical facts will be shared as well. Details

May 11 to 13, 2017

2300 Pigeon Lake Rd, Bobcaygeon

$45 – $55

17.  Mother’s Day Tea, Brunch & Dinner at GTA Attractions

Ireland House Museum – Burlington

Bring your mom to Ireland House Museum for a Mother’s Day Tea. The day will feature a reading over tea for each mom and a guided tour of the Museum. The Mother’s Day Tea will serve premium tea from 3Teas and traditional tea refreshments such as sandwiches, scones and sweets.  Details

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:00AM – 04:00PM
Tea Times: 11:00 AM, 12:40 PM, 2:30 PM & 04:15 PM | $40 per person

2. Casa Loma, Toronto

Experience the splendour of Casa Loma this Mother’s Day. Our annual Brunch, served in the stately elegance of Toronto’s famous castle, is an event your family will long remember. After brunch, explore the castle at your leisure. Details

Sunday May 14th, 2017 | $75 per person, $55 children 4-13 years old, Children 3 and under are free


3. Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious brunch & exquisite tea experience.
Mind your p’s and q’s as you take part in a light- hearted etiquette lesson and learn to talk like a Victorian lady or gentleman. Then take a springtime stroll through the beautiful historic Village at Black Creek.  Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | Seatings: 11:00 AM, 12 PM & 2:00 PM; $29.95 – $54.95


4. Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Celebrate the love only a mother can offer with our Mother’s Day brunch buffet! The deluxe buffet will feature all your Mother’s Day buffet favourites including a carving station, and extensive selection of dishes prepared by our Executive Chef. Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | Seatings: 10:00 AM –  1:00 PM; $24.95 per person


5. Mother’s Day Brunch and Nature Hike @  Kortright Centre for Conservation

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM


6. Gibson House Mother’s Day Tea, Toronto

Treat Mom to a lovely Victorian-inspired tea at Gibson House Museum this Mother’s Day. Mom will be pampered with delicious teas, sweets, finger sandwiches and fresh-baked scones, in the setting of an elegant 19th-century farmhouse. Mother’s Day Tea also includes a special gift for Mom to take home. Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 12:00 PM & 02:30 PM |  $25 plus tax per person. Not recommended for children under 6 years of age

7. Mother’s Day Tea & Tour @ Montgomery’s Inn, Toronto

Bring Mom to the Inn to celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon tea. Price includes a complimentary guided tour of the Museum. All ages are welcome. First come, first served.. Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 04:00 PM |  $7 plus tax.


8. Mother’s Day High Tea @ Benares House, Mississauga

Spend this Mother’s Day indulging in the high art of tea while exploring one of Mississauga’s oldest heritage homes. The afternoon features antique and vintage bridal fashions from the Mobile Millinery Museum and Costume Archives. Reservations required. Details

Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 12:00PM to 2:00PM & 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM | $40.00 + tax


9. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

Celebrate with those you love and show your appreciation this Mother’s day! A buffet style lunch will be catered by Farm and Wild. Enjoy the company of your loved ones, a delicious meal, and our current exhibitions. Details

Sunday, May 08, 2016 | 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM | Adults $42.00, kids 10 and under $30.00, kids under 4 free.


10. Victorian Mother’s Day Tea @ Elman W. Campbell Museum, New Market 

Bring your Mother and enjoy an old-fashioned afternoon in a historical setting! Sip on a variety of teas, old-fashioned sandwiches and sweets served on vintage china. Details

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM |$15 per person., Suitable for ages 12 and up.​

11. Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea & Brunch  @ Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
Treat Mom to a day at the Gardens. Enjoy a delicious tea/brunch and tour the spring blooms.  Details

Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 4:00 PM |Adult: $30
Brunch – Sunday, May 14, 2017 | Seatings at 10:00AM and 1:00PM | Adult: $50.00; Child (4-12 years old): $30.00; Children (1-3 years old): $6.00; Children (0-12 months old): Free


12. Mother’s Day Tea @ Pickering Museum

Dads, have we got an idea for you! Book early to bring your mom, and your children’s mom to a luncheon out, just for them! Pickering Museum Village’s Redman House will be the tea room for this special day. Every mother will receive a small token at her table. Details

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 12:00 PM,  2:30 PM | $25 per person.


13. High Tea Under the Sea – Ripley’s Aquarium

Indulge in an exquisite High Tea Under the Sea experience this Mother’s Day!
Swim by Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada for freshly baked scones, delicious finger sandwiches, decadent sweets and premium specialty teas .

Sunday, May 14, 2017  | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM/ 2:00 PM-4:00 PM | $65


14. Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch

Brunch your heart out this Mother’s Day! On Sunday, May 14, families are invited to celebrate mom at Ricarda’s lively jazz buffet. Families can enjoy fresh seafood, foie gras, fresh-baked breads, hearty salads, cheeses, made-to-order pastas, carved meats, breakfast la carte options and delicious pastries, all to the sound of smooth live jazz. Let mom sit back and relax while children of all ages are welcome to play in Ricarda’s supervised kids zone complete with a bouncy castle, toy trains, doll house, play kitchen, colouring books, and other toys. Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 2 Seatings; 10.30 AM & 1.30 PM @ Ricarda’s Restaurant, 134 Peter St, Toronto | $30


15. Mother’s Day @ JC’s Grillhouse

Mom’s Breakfast is on us! Details

Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM @ JCs Grill House,  1500 Matheson Blvd, Mississauga


16. Open Table Mother’s Day Brunch/Lunch listingsDetails

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