Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your appreciation for all that your mom does than by spoiling her with a day full of special treats and surprises?
If you’re looking for ideas on how to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable for your mom in and around Toronto, we’ve got you covered! From indulgent meals at the hottest to her favourite gifts and mother-child date ideas, there are plenty of ways to spoil your mom.
Craig’s Cookies and That Choir
This Mother’s Day, Craig’s Cookies is paying tribute to his mom with a new flavour: Strawberries and Cream. This bright pink cookie is very cute (and sweet) thanks to the addition of strawberry emulsion and white chocolate chips. Only available for the month of May.
Craig Pike first learned how to bake with his mom in St. John’s Newfoundland in the 1980s. They made cookies for friends and family using Craig’s mom’s special chocolate chip cookie recipe. This secret recipe spearheaded a company that became Toronto’s own, Craig’s Cookies. Each cookie comes stuffed with nostalgic childhood treats (Mars, Mini Egg, Peanut Butter Cup, etc.), but they are all based on mom’s original recipe.
*also available on UberEats and Skip The Dishes, and in store at all five locations.
Speaking of mom, this year you can celebrate her special day with some live choral music by ‘That Choir Unplugged’. Craig’s not-for-profit arts group, That Arts Group, is the umbrella company for That Choir, now in its 15th professional season.
Their unplugged concert series will take place at the 400-person capacity St Anne’s Anglican Church (270 Gladstone Ave, Toronto) with performances on Saturday, May 13 @ 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00 PM. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, making professional music accessible to all.
Create your own custom candles at KANDL Artistique in Yorkville!
You can visit the Glowness Lab and find your own custom scent that is uniquely “her“. Plus, in honour of Mother’s Day, they’re having a 20% off sale in store (excluding gift cards and classes) for you to find the perfect gift for Mom!
The sale is happening on Sunday May 7th from 10:00am-7:00pm.
8 out of 10 moms love steak frites. OK we made that up, but it’s probably close! This Mother’s Day, treat mom to Toronto’s favourite restaurant known for having only one menu item (*ahem*, steak frites). The $55 prix-fixe includes house made bread with butter, a fresh green salad, a perfectly marbled 10oz AAA NY striploin steak, unlimited crispy frites and J’s secret butter sauce.
For desserts, enjoy two Mother’s Day specials made by Le Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef and co-owner, Tara Tang:
- Pink Velvet Cake ($20) – layers of pink velvet sponge with cream cheese frosting
- Ispahan Macaron ($15) – rose macaron with fresh raspberries, lychee and rose scented buttercream
This Mother’s Day, indulge mom with a delicious, farm-to-table family style brunch! All moms — even moms of our four-legged friends! — will be greeted with a complimentary mimosa. The set menu includes Executive Chef Thomas Salvo’s own Mushroom Caesar salad – a recipe he spent seven years perfecting – along with buttermilk pancakes to start, followed by D&T Bennys, homemade English muffins, D&T potatoes, and a breakfast meat platter. Wrap up with our delicious Sfingi (Sicilian style doughnut balls). This family-style brunch is offered Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14 from 11am-3pm at $45 per person. Enjoy it on The Dog and Tiger’s all-season patio or in their intimate, back restaurant.
This Mother’s Day, treat the mom in your life to a boutique “Momosa” experience at The SoHo Hotel. Book your luxury overnight stay with Mom in one of SoHo’s 89 spacious rooms and suites by Gluckstein Design, featuring stunning views of downtown Toronto, a king bed with Italian Frette Linens, 80 sq ft dressing area with Canadian maple millwork, as well as an imported marble bathroom with heated floors and Dornbracht fixtures.
The next morning enjoy an ‘a la carte’ breakfast for two with a complimentary mimosa for mom in Moretti Restaurant — which now FOR THE FIRST TIME serving breakfast daily from 7am to 11am. Preserving old-world traditions with a modern twist, Moretti Restaurant is known for it’s delicious Italian cuisine and lively atmosphere bustling with excitement.
The Kimpton Saint George Radford Beauty package has everything Mom needs to rest and relax! Enjoy the best of both worlds: an overnight stay at Toronto’s most eclectically designed hotel with Toronto’s favourite beauty studio!
This Package includes:
- Suite accommodations available
- Radford hydrafacial facial
- Evening social hour with glasses of wine
- 24 hr access to their onsite fitness centre
You can also celebrate mom at the Kimpton Saint George’s 2nd annual Mother’s Day weekend Sip N Shop! All are welcome to join this pop-up event where you can enjoy a glass of wine and shop local women-owned Canadian businesses!
- Fresh flowers by Avida Flora
- Plantable cards and stationery by The Good Card
- Sustainable home goods by The Keep Refillery
- Beauty accessories by Swoon Beauty
- Artisan chocolate creations by Aline Nasseh
- Hot sauce by Smoke and Tears
- Jewellery by Gold N Blooms
- Candles by Brwn Collective
- Handmade ceramics by Common Goods Pottery
- Perfumes by Champagne Socialist
- Beauty and skincare products by Radford Studio
- Upcycled bags and leather bags by Roncy Packs
- Jewellery by 5th Society
Tickets are free and you can RSVP here!
Hotel X Toronto
Hotel X Toronto is the perfect all in one urban resort-style hotel for a moms getaway. With Hotel X Toronto’s Getaway Package both mom and her guests can bond over the wealth of amenities at Hotel X and it’s package offerings:
- One night stay at Hotel X Toronto
- $500 Spa credit
- One group fitness class at 10XTO
- Access to Hotel X’s Rooftop pool
- In-room amenity with assorted macarons and chocolate strawberries
LOUIX LOUIS is once again offering its sought after, limited edition, 14 Layer Queen’s Cake, available from May 1-14th, 2023. The stunning cake may be ordered via Ambassador for takeout at $55 per slice or $400 for an entire cake.
As well, LOUIX LOUIS will be offering Mother’s Day Royal Brunch for two on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th. Each mother dining will receive a voucher for a $50 spa credit to be used for any 90-minute body treatment at The Spa at The St. Regis.
Finally, treat the mothers in your life to the ultimate overnight accommodation at the Double Forbes Five Star Hotel & Spa, via the Queen’s Package that includes:
- A 60-minute body treatment or facial at The Spa with a take-home gift
- $100 hotel credit to be used at the award-winning LOUIX LOUIS Grand Bar and Restaurant, Astor Lounge and/or Private Dining in your room.
- Complimentary late checkout at 2pm
Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch at Dia Restaurant & Lounge inside Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville! Please all of mom’s senses at their Garden Party Brunch. With live music, a garden bar, and an exclusive giveaway, this gift will be something mom won’t forget! At Dia Restaurant and Lounge, the executive chef Justin Raponi has curated a Mother’s Day Brunch menu that will elevate your brunch experience.
Happening on Sunday May 14th at 10:00am and 12:30pm. Tickets cost $65 for adults, and $25 for children.
Indulge in a delectable feast at One King West for Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday May 14th! Enjoy a selection of savoury dishes like buttermilk pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and smoked salmon along with a variety of fresh salads, antipasto, and delicious sides. And let’s not forget about the sweet treats.
The food is just the beginning!
Upon arriving at One King West, make your way up the grand staircase to the second floor to the illustrious Grand Banking Hall. This space offers an elegant atmosphere rich in history and timeless decor. A perfect backdrop for an Instagram-worthy photo to commemorate this special day.
Tickets: $84 per adult (ages 12+) | $29 per child (Ages 4-11) | Ages 3 & under are free
Available seating times are 11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm.
Mother’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to show your mom just how much she means to you, and there’s no better way to do that than by spoiling her with special treats and surprises. Whether you choose to treat your mom to a luxurious spa day, a fancy brunch, or a heartfelt handmade gift, the most important thing is to make her feel loved and appreciated. So, start planning your Mother’s Day celebration in Toronto today, and give your mom the unforgettable experience she deserves. Remember, the memories you create on this special day will last a lifetime.
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Written by – Jenna Kaplan