With Mother’s Day quickly approaching this weekend, some of us are scrambling to think up some mom-worthy activities. No matter what, nothing we do will be enough to thank her, but here are a few last-minute ideas to indulge in with your favourite lady.

Day Trip – The Museum


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Museums are a great opportunity to get some valuable one-on-one time with your mom. Chances are you’ll learn quite a bit about her while chatting about art and history. A great local one to check out is the AGO, which has a Georgia O’Keefe exhibit running until July 30.


The Go-to – A Classic Brunch


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Nothing says Mother’s Day quite like brunch, mainly because it means letting your mom take the morning off from her usual routine. A Toronto brunch staple to check out is Mildred’s Temple Kitchen (get the blueberry pancakes, you won’t regret it). Although it may be a little late to land a reservation for Sunday, there’s always the timeless option of making your mother breakfast in bed.


Pamper Time – Spa Day

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Mother’s Day is all about pampering your mom, and what better way is there to do that than heading to a lavish spa? Manicures and bottomless mimosas followed by massages and facials? Yes please. No one ever said you couldn’t spoil yourself too…


Pretty Little Things – Go Shopping

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Every girl has fond memories of shopping with mom, so why not create some more? Whether it’s window shopping or a full blown shopping spree, you’re sure to have some serious bonding time. Toronto’s local Blossom and Bloom’s Mother’s Day Market is back at Union Station this weekend. It’s free and hosts creative businesses, floral boutiques, artists, and musicians. Spend some time admiring the art installations or play around in the craft workshops. Either way, you’re set for an elegant and unique experience.


A Learning Experience – Take a Class


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It’s always exciting to experience something new together, so why not try out a cooking class, a dance class, a yoga class, or a pottery class? You may find a new hobby you can share, or just have tons of fun laughing together about how awful you are at it.


Wholesome Fun – Farmers Market


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Grab your mom and your appetite and go explore a local market. This is a great way to hang out while being a part of your community and spending some time outside. The Leslieville Market is one of the only Farmers Markets open on Sundays in the city, so head there if you’re in the area. Bonus: you can head home and cook up your finds together after!

It doesn’t really matter whether you take your mom on a tropical vacation or just sip tea with her on the couch all day. In the end, it’s all about spending quality time together.