What You Need To Know For Mother’s Day Weekend, From Fun To Road Closures

We’ve all fallen into the trap of brunch on Mother’s Day.

But no one in the family cooks as well as mom. So you kind of have to treat her to a fancy brunch out. Only to find that everyone who has ever had a mom or mother figure in their life has the same idea. (Of course, if you really want to go out to eat, we do have a b(r)unch of ideas here for you.)

To make sure you have all your bases covered, we’ve also put together five interesting and thoughtful plans for Mother’s Day that give you and mom some quality one on one time — with a unique twist.

And to make sure traffic doesn’t get in the way of your plans, we also listed road closures you’ll need to know about.

Walk Through Cherry Blossoms In High Park

Just in time for Mother’s Day, these delicate blooms opened up for just seven days.

Saksura trees have a historical significance to Japanese culture, including the tradition of “Hanami” which is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming tree.

The trees themselves originated as a gift from Japan in 1959, and more trees have slowly been added to the collection. We highly suggest buying mom a latté from a local coffee shop and walking into High Park; rather, than driving, since parking tends to be a bit of nightmare during the bloom festival.

Find the map of cherry blossoms here.

Shop Thrifty Finds And Vintage Treasures In The Leslieville Mother’s Day Market

On Sunday from 11 to 5 p.m. at the Broadview Hotel, join 25 vendors as they present a curated collection of both handmade and vintage items. The exclusive Lincoln Terrace will be open, where you can and mom can enjoy drinks and a casual barbecue.

Try A Rainbow Bagel For Mom’s Who Aren’t Regular Moms — They’re Cool Moms

If you’ve been on Instagram in the last year, you’ve seen those amazing rainbow foods everywhere. And you’ve realized intense disappointment to see they’re only in Montreal or New York.

But it’s time to get colourful Toronto, because the rainbow bagel has arrived. You can now get these colourful treats at What A Bagel on 8010 Bathurst St. And really, there’s no better gift than that of a truly A+ Insta picture.

Give Mum A Chance To Unwind At A Yoga, Meditation, And Vegan Breakfast

Kinza is a brand-new social dining platform that helps bring locals together to discover exciting new stories, foster uninterrupted conversation and build meaningful relationships. All while being generously fed.

It’s communal eating on a whole new level. So, after the yoga on Sunday morning, enjoy a nourishing super-food smoothie bowl and leave mom feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Find more information and tickets here.

Why Settle For Eggs Benedict When You Could Have A Whole Food Tour?

On this tour created by Savour Toronto, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy tastings such as artisan chocolates, Belgian waffles, Asian-inspired gelato, gourmet popcorn, macarons, and more.

Get to know some of the history and background of these unique creations with your local guide. Along the way, explore some fascinating landmarks and public art spaces for a perfect photogenic backdrop to a sweet adventure.

Book your tickets in advance here.

Be Mindful Of These Road Closures This Mother’s Day Weekend

University of Toronto Science Rendezvous: St. George Street between College and Harbord streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Meagan’s Walk: Elizabeth Street from Elm to Gerrard streets, and Elm Street from the parking garage entrance at the Hospital for Sick Children to Elizabeth Street, will be closed from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Sporting Life 10k: Yonge Street from Lawrence to Eglinton avenues will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The following closures will also be in effect between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.:

Yonge Street from Eglinton Avenue to Richmond Street
Richmond Street from Yonge Street to Peter Street/Blue Jays Way
Peter Street/Blue Jays Way between Richmond and Front streets
Front Street between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst Street
Bathurst Street between Front Street and Fort York Boulevard
Fort York Boulevard between Bathurst Street and Fleet streets

Drivers can also expect delays on Lake Shore Boulevard at Fort York Boulevard as runners enter Coronation Park.

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