“M” may be for the many things she gave you, but what are you giving your mother this year?
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there are a slew of ways to celebrate the 103-year-old holiday, from the traditional flowers and chocolates to the more obscure – Toronto Zoo, anyone?
If you’re planning an outdoor event, you’re in luck: CityNews meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai is calling for sun, a high of 18C, and only a few scattered clouds on Sunday.
Good luck, and get ready: Father’s Day is June 19.
Get a head-start on the weekend’s events with a Friday cooking class for two the St. Lawrence Market. The session, which involves a three-course meal, runs from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Call 416-860-0727 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Cost: $85 a person.
Brunch on a boat
Mariposa Cruises are offering a two-hour tour of Toronto, including brunch. Cost: $48.95/person, $24.95 kids 4-12. Kids three and under a free. Boarding is at 11:30 a.m. Jubilee Queen Cruises are offering a brunch and a dinner cruise.
Breast Brunch Ever
This fundraiser for breast cancer research is hosted by Toronto Argonaut Taylor Robertson, whose mother passed away from the disease when he was just seven years old. The brunch runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street). Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children under 12.
Meet some other moms from across the animal kingdom including Ngozi, a gorilla; Polly, an olive baboon; and Mya, a cheetah. Members get in free, general admission is $23; seniors are $17 and kids ages 4-12 are $13. Children three years old and younger are free. The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Toronto Botanical Gardens Champagne Reception and Floral Demonstration
It’s hard to go wrong with bubbly and hors d’oeuvres. The TBG is offering a guided tour of their themed gardens, plus a lesson on how to arrange flowers like a pro. Cost: Public $55 / Members $45
Brunch at Casa Loma – Sold Out
Tea Tasting at Bata Shoe Museum – Sold Out
How are you planning to celebrate? Let us know in the comments.