Sunday is often reserved for brunch, so it’s only fitting that Mother’s Day be celebrated over the finest of breakfast foods. Whether your mom is an adventurous soul or a traditional lady with a taste for luxury, Toronto offers many brunch events which just may please her palate. From dining like royalty at Casa Loma to sipping mimosas while sailing on Lake Ontario, there is no shortage of brunch options for mom. If you’re aiming to transform a classic brunch in the city into an experience for Mom, we’ve curated a few ideas to help her mark the occasion in style.
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FRANK Mother’s Day Brunch
Located inside the Art Gallery of Ontario, FRANK is a restaurant heavily inspired by the art it is surrounded by. Their Mother’s Day brunch may be a winning choice for the art-loving mom. Curated by executive chef Renée Bellefeuille, the menu includes continental baked goods and fruit, a selection of seafood at your table, choice of entrée with sides and a sundae station.
Casa Loma Mother’s Day Brunch
Every year, Toronto’s very own castle hosts a Mother’s Day Brunch, which is certainly fitting for the queen of your household. Served inside this famous castle, the buffet-style menu includes all your breakfast favourites and luxurious items like steak. Afterward, guests can explore the castle grounds with their moms and wrap up an afternoon of brunch in true extravagant style.
Mariposa Cruises Mother’s Day Brunch
This unique brunch experience starts with you boarding the Northern Spirit, which is said to be one of largest boats on the Toronto Harbour. On board, passengers can enjoy a freshly prepared brunch and fully stocked bar. The cruise sails for two hours, which should give you ample time to celebrate with Mom and also enjoy the city skyline views.
Black Creek Pioneer Village Mother’s Day Brunch
Travel back in time at Black Creek Pioneer Village and experience the lifestyle of early Toronto residents. This Mother’s Day Brunch has a unique twist, where guests get a crash-course in Victorian etiquette while enjoying afternoon tea. The menu includes fancy tea sandwiches, crêpes and an assortment of petit fours. After tea, enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic village. If your mother is a scholarly sort or a history buff, this may be an event to make her Mother’s Day weekend.
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Emma’s Country Kitchen
If fixed price menus aren’t your style and mom is more laid back, head to Emma’s Country Kitchen. This simple and homey brunch spot claims to be best known for its comfort food. Featuring items such as biscuits and gravy and homemade donuts, Emma’s Country Kitchen is also said to be a favourite amongst hungry locals.