Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas in Bloor-Yorkville

If you missed booking a last-minute brunch spot in Bloor-Yorkville for Mother’s Day here are some more ideas for what to buy or do with Mom this Sunday.

Grab a Picnic Lunch

picnic ladies

It’s supposed to rain a little this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a picnic! Picnic Food, located downstairs at 60 Bloor Street West, is Bloor-Yorkville’s hotspot of fresh grab-‘n-go food, as they boasts a mantra of, “fresh made in the a.m., gone in the p.m.” Grab a nostalgic Almond Butter and Jelly sandwich, or a Brie and Apple Baguette for more adventurous taste buds.  Add a bento box containing gluten free crackers, pickles, green and red grapes and freshly cubed cheese all in individual compartments, as a nice side to share. Check out their full menu here, and start planning your picnic basket today! If it’s raining, you can sit inside at one of their big bench tables. And if it’s not, it will still be spring-warm and the Village of Yorkville Park is right around the corner.

Treat Mom to a Day of Relaxation

The spas will be busy this Sunday, but with a gift card, you and Mom can come back any time.

This month, many of our Bloor-Yorkville Spas have excellent specials for Mom: Stillwater Spa, located in the Park Hyatt  – Toronto at 4 Avenue Road, is offering a glass of prosecco and a succulent plant, when you book a treatment for you and your Mom during the month of May.

Spend some quality time together and rejuvenate in their aqua-therapy room, steam room, sauna, whirlpool or in one of their 17 treatment rooms. Top off your day of relaxation with a warm cup of tea by their tea lounge.

Enjoy a High Tea

The Windsor Arms Hotel is famous for their spacious rooms, offering quiet luxury tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Bloor Street. The Windsor Arms is also known for their fabulous High Tea. Who wouldn’t enjoy the gift of relaxing with hot English tea, Devon cream and warm scones? Although it looks like they are fully booked for Mother’s Day, they do offer gift certificates. A unique present!

Pick a Bundle of Flowers

For a last-minute gift for Mom, grab a bundle of vibrant flowers to brighten her day. Pusateri’s, Whole Foods, and Bloor Street Market all carry pre-bundled bouquets. If you would like something more personal, drop by Cumberland Flower Shop. They will help you find the best flowers, as you pick from their locally grown stock. The team at Teatro Verde ( also has an amazing selection of flowers and arrangements. If you don’t want to go out, you can bring your mother some beauty to her home.

bouquet of flowers

Enjoy some Culture

Has your Mom visited the Royal Ontario Museum lately? Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story is currently on display until September 4th. The exhibition explores the story of the nine blue whales from the endangered North Atlantic population that became stranded in thick ice and died in May 2014. Two of these whales later washed ashore at Trout River and Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. Working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Research Casting International, the ROM travelled to the site to recover the skeletons, along with DNA samples and other important biological information. The results of that work form the centrepiece of this astonishing exhibition — a massive, fully-articulated Blue Whale skeleton, at 80 feet, one of the largest, most complete displays of its kind in the world.

blue whale at the ROM

For a future date with Mom, the ROM is also hosting ROMWalks. Take Mom on a tour of Toronto’s vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods, introducing their history and learning about their architecture. For additional information regarding scheduled walks, download a copy of the ROMWalks brochure (PDF) or visit the ROMWalks web page.