It’s time to start planning a celebration for the mother figures in your life! Why not make a day of it with our list of fun-filled Mother’s Day activities in Bloor-Yorkville. Our perfectly timed Fleurs de Villes FEMMES event will be taking place over the Mother’s Day weekend, allowing you to travel all around the neighbourhood as you discover one-of-a-kind floral installations. This year, the FEMMES theme is dedicated to iconic women throughout history. We can’t think of a better way to kick off your special weekend! Be sure to check out our Fleurs de Villes event website for more details. Here are some other ideas, including brunch, a moment of pampering, and cocktails with a view.
Your Guide to Fun Filled Mother’s Day Activities
11:00 AM Begin with Brunch at Wish Cafe
Begin your day at the South Beach-inspired Wish Café! The lush greenery and eclectic décor give the space feel-good energy and their menu doesn’t disappoint. Their menu has a mix of sweet options such as their Grilled Nutella Sandwich and Carrot Cake Pancakes, along with a variety of savory egg-based dishes. They also feature a tofu scramble and fruity Chia Seed Pudding for vegan options! If you’re lucky the sun will be out, so you can take advantage of the cozy patio. Add on a couple mimosas, a toast to Mom, and it’s the perfect start to the day!
1:00 PM Wildlife at the ROM
One of the most popular exhibits each year at the ROM is the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This annual competition brings in submissions from all over the world and includes all ages and skillsets. The stunning photography features “striking wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, and remarkable beauty … from our natural world.” Tens of thousands of submissions are presented each year with the ROM selecting finalists based on their truthful representation, technical innovation, and artistic composition. The result is a stunning exhibit allowing guests to experience nature in vivid detail witnessing several the world’s most incredible species.
100 Queens Park
Find tickets online here.
From Dining to Luxury and Everything In-Between
Schedule some pampering time at the Spa by Valmont at the Hazelton Hotel. The spa offers massages, body wraps, facials and of course mani-pedis. There are also packages available from the “Head to Toe Sampler,” which lets you experience a little bit of everything, to the Signature Spa package, which includes over 3 hours of treatments. Plus, if you’d like to bring the whole family, there’s also a “Spa Package For Him” available. Whichever treatment or package you choose, be sure to spend some time relaxing in the saltwater pool before or after your appointments!
118 Yorkville Ave
Happy Hour at the Writers Room
By now everyone will be ready for cocktails and snacks with a view! Head over to the Park Hyatt’s Writers Room Bar where you can enjoy cocktails paired with shareable plates and a view like no other! Located on the 17th floor, the space offers a stunning view of the city and a rooftop terrace with cozy couches.
Afterward, head downstairs to Joni restaurant for dinner. Created to be a “culinary destination,” Joni’s menu reflects the spirit of Toronto’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Led by Executive Chef Antonio Soriano, ingredients are locally and sustainably sourced, with a menu that changes to reflect the seasons.
4 Avenue Road
Reserve online here