Moms are the best, eh?! (I’m not just saying that because I am one; it’s a fact!) Celebrate that extra special lady in your life with an outing or gift with help from our Mother’s Day Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA.

Mother’s Day Festivals

Fleurs de Villes FEMMES 

Fleurs de Villes brings floral installations to Bloor-Yorkville celebrating historically significant women, with a free self-quided tour and pop-up events over Mother’s Day weekend.

Toronto International Storytelling Festival

Toronto International Storytelling Festival features free family programming, taking place in the morning on both days of the weekend at the Annex’s Tranzac Club.

The National Women’s Show

The National Women’s Show returns to Toronto where you can shop, sample food and wine, indulge in free mini-makeovers, and much more.

Mother’s Day Special Events

Casa Loma Candlelight Symphony

When: March 10 — May 8, 2022, Wednesday—Sunday 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Experience live music in a new light at the Casa Loma Candlelight Symphony at the Castle, with concerts and a pre-show dining option.

Casa Loma Princess Diana Exhibition Honours the People’s Princess

When: April 20 — June 12, 2022, 5:00pm – 9.30pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
Casa Loma presents the Princess Diana: Accredited Access Exhibition, a walk-thru documentary detailing how a Princess changed the world. They are also hosting a high tea (on May 8th only), which would definitely fit the royal theme for your own family’s queen!

Centreville Amusement Park Opening Weekend and Mother’s Day

When: May 7—8, 2022, 10:30am — 5:00pm
Where: Centre Island, Toronto Islands, Toronto
Centreville Amusement Park’s opening weekend happens to fall on the same weekend as Mother’s Day, so of course moms ride free!

Stars On Ice

Stars On Ice makes three stops in Ontario over the Mother’s Day weekend after missing two seasons due to the pandemic, featuring Canadian and international champions.

York-Durham Heritage Railway — Mother’s Day Tea Train Ride

Take a step back in time as white-gloved waiters serve you a first-class high tea experience. The train ride features live instrumental music, fresh table linens and a menu that will leave you dreaming about the days of the past.

Mother’s Day Free Events

Free Comic Book Day

Plenty of moms are comic book nerds, so treat her to a stack of reading material on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 7. It always offers new titles to try out, plus plenty of established favourites, from superheroes to anime.

Free Family Fishing Weekends

This Mother’s Day, why not get hooked on a new family activity together? Go fishing without a license during these Ontario Free Family Fishing Weekends.

Family Fun Toronto Lists

Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

Judging by the weather forecast, Mother’s Day weekend will be the peak time to see these beautiful flower trees all around town, which makes for a lovely stroll with Mom.

The Best Parks and Pathways for Hiking in Toronto

If Mom likes to get out in nature but with less crowds, there are also a myriad of hiking options in Toronto.

Public Indoor Pools

Mom can pretend she’s at the spa or at a southern resort while the kids splash around in a free (for Toronto residents) public indoor pool. Plus, it’s a way for the whole family to have fun and get some exercise too.

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