Mother-daughter activities in Toronto for Mother's Day

There's nothing like a bond between a mother and daughter, and it only grows stronger over time. Whether you live together or live "a million" miles away, it's always important to make time for one another. If you're in the city, there's no shortage of things to do this Mother's Day. Here are some creative mother-daughter bonding ideas for Mother's Day, and any day, in Toronto. [Image credit: iStock.com/gpointstudio]

Her Majesty's Pleasure

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556 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3

Get your hair and nails did at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, complete with a side of cocktail or latte. This place is every woman’s dream destination, boasting an all-in-one beauty salon, café and cocktail bar. You and mom can prep before your night out with a mani-pedi and a blowout. Take a moment to catch up before your appointment at their café bar with an espresso or alcoholic bevvy and a delicious pastry. Aside from the majestic experience, this King West salon is also Instagram-worthy from every corner, making it a clear choice for a #MotherDaughterBondingWin.

Barreworks

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625 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B7

Having a partner in fitness is a great motivator and who better to share your workout regime with than Ma? Barreworks helps you develop the strong and lean physique of a dancer’s body with classes from core conditioning to muscle sculpting to gaining endurance and power with yoga. They also offer spin classes, personal training and nutritional consultations. The two of you will also have the option to do private sessions together. Hit up the studio in the morning, then relax at one of Queen West’s many cafés and lunch spots (our recommendation? A made-right latte at Early Bird).

Paintlounge

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784 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C6

Mom always keeps everything you make her, no matter how bad it looks, so it’s time you made something beautiful she can hang in plain site. Paintlounge is a café meets art lounge where you can sip on bevvies and let your creativity run wild. With kid and adult workshops, even the worst artists leave with works of art. A Mother’s Day paint date event runs May 7 and 8 – for $65 you get two solo sessions, a tea or Americano each and postcard for Mom. Exchange your paintings so you both leave with a gift from one another.

EdgeWalk at the CN Tower

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301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6

If you’re both adventurous, then why haven’t you tried the Edge Walk at the CN Tower yet? Granted neither you nor Mom have a heart condition, this is also a great way to overcome a small fear of heights. Plus, the view of the whole city is unmatchable. Tickets include a complimentary turn about the SkyPod (the highest observation platform), so you can work up your courage from the glass floor to the window lookout before heading to the roof. Your whole experience is captured on video, with photo-stills available for purchase.

Pitchfork Company

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1322B Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z1

Cooking with Mom is such a nostalgic experience and always makes for great bonding time. Pitchfork Company is a place that offers loads of workshops for kids and adults to learn their way around the kitchen and prepare a dish from scratch using fresh, local produce. From pastries to coconut mango lassies, there’s always something new to learn here. They have day-long workshops as well as weekly courses, and you can rent their space for a party or event.

Glama Gal Tween Spa Yorkdale

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1213 Caledonia Rd, North York, ON M6A 2X3

Take your tween daughter to Glama Gal and show her how me-time is done. Plus, getting pampered could become a tradition that you can continue for years to come. This uber-cute spa is located just around the corner from Yorkdale mall. They have birthday spa packages and will be offering a special Mother’s Day event for a mother-daughter bonding date that includes brunch, manicures, keepsake gifts, facials, hand massages, and a fun DIY project – making your own signature spa lotion and lip gloss.

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

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This Mother’s Day, take your sports-fanatic mom to the ball game. On Sunday May 8, 2016, the Blue Jays play against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rogers has a surprise in store for the woman who raised you up. The first 20,000 people to enter the stadium on Mother’s Day will receive a Russell Martin blue replica jersey. Plus, once inside, you and your mom can head to the 200-level WestJet Flight Deck to get pampered with massages, hair and makeup touch-ups and more. All that aside, experiencing a live Blue Jays game together is in itself unforgettable.

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