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What To Do With Mom This Weekend – Or Any Weekend

Posted by Nads on May 11, 2012


1. Spring is in the air with gorgeous blossoms blooming everywhere. Little known fact but there are over 1,000 Japanese Sakura trees blooming at this moment in High Park. Japanese cherry trees, they were a gift from Japan to Canada and are breathtaking to see this time of year. What a great reason to take a walk with Mom in High Park and enjoy the sights.

photo credit A. Wong

2. Try something different and behave like a tourist in your own town. Go for a stroll the AGO on Sunday. Currently, the Picasso exhibit is on with an astounding 150 plus works to be seen.

3. Let your sweet tooth do the walking – pick a popular section of the city, google map pastry, bakery or ice cream and hit a couple of spots for a couple of courses to satisfy your mom’s sweet tooth. Three plus desserts in one day is really decadent, even if you share.

4. One of my favourite events, Contact is on in various locales across the city. Check out the line-up and visit some of the fantastic photography exhibits happening right now.

5. Definitely high on my personal faves list, the NOW lounge hosts its weekend country music brunch. What could be better than live country music and awesome breakfast fare.

6. Share a lovely tradition with mum, indulge in high tea at some of the city’s finest; Windsor Arms or The Royal York.

7. Buy a night of fun and wine and cheese tasting or fun and micro beer and cheese tasting at local cheese palace Leslieville Cheese Market. Casual, delicious and happening regularly, check out the line-up.

8. Great weather on the horizon gets me itching to get outside and have a picnic. Mother’s Day is a great time to home-make or get take-out for everyone and take a drive to one of the fabulous conservation areas in the Metro Toronto area. I love packing a basket, a blanket and heading up to Kortwright Centre, its like being up north in cottage country but around the corner from home.

9. Wards Island is a quick hop across the harbour. Grab a ferry from downtown, bring some kites and in 10 minutes feel like you’ve been transformed to Sandbanks or even Cape Cod. Enjoy an afternoon in this laid back community walking along the beach and flying your kite. Mom, kids and the whole family will love it.

10. If your mom is open to a little adventure, try taking her out for a new experience to one of the many great ethnic restaurants in the city for a real authentic lunch or dinner; Thai, Cuban, Korean BBQ, Colombian, Dim Sum, Hakka, Moroccan, Ethiopian, etc, etc, etc. Toronto is a hotbed of great ethnic food, so visit Chowhound and research the commentary for some quality recommendations on great places to check out.

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