Mother’s Day Weekend Guide in West Queen West. May 11 – 13.

by Rob Sysak, May 10, 2018

Treat your mother this weekend to plenty of fun activities, amazing food, shopping and more in West Queen West.

Poppies Play of Joy

Surprise mom with any gorgeous plants or flowers from this local West Queen West gem. Be sure to pre-order before May 13th!

Twist Gallery

Open Friday & Saturday, 11AM – 6PM.

Current Exhibition:

Ann Leese’s The Sublime: Unbound and Limitless

Paul Petro Gallery

Open Friday & Saturday, 11AM – 5PM.

Current Exhibitions:

Rainer Ganahl “Seminars/Lectures”

Ho Tam “A Brief History of Me”

Dlish Cupcakes

Serving special Mother’s Day cupcakes all weekend. Treat mom to her favourite cupcakes.

West Queen West e-Gift Card

The West Queen West e-Gift card is Toronto’s first Neighbourhood Gift Card. Shops, restaurants, services, salons, spas, art galleries…there are more than 80 places between Bathurst and Gladstone where your WQW e-Gift Card can be redeemed!
You can purchase your WQW e-Gift Card here.

Check out the full list of participating businesses.

Bang Fitness

Free Mother’s Day Workout for all moms on Saturday, May 12 at 3:30PM.

18 Waits

Shop their Mother’s Day Gift Guide and take 15% off all featured products in store and online until May 13th.

Entice Culinary Lounge

Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13th, 11AM – 3PM. Reserve a table now!


New flavours of eclairs specially handcrafted for Mother’s Day. Eclairs can be pre-ordered at Nugateau in store or via email:

Gladstone Hotel

Boozy Brunch Buffet with Mom. Sunday, May 13th, 10AM-3PM. $37 per person, $15 for kids. To make a reservation email:

Pure Barre

Free Mother and Daughter workout on Sunday, May 13th, 9AM – 12PM. Bring your mom or daughter (must be at least 16 years old) to the barre for free*. *Must pre-register, limited availability.

Frank and Oak

Spend over $100 and receive an extra $25 off your next Frank and Oak purchase.

Oak + Fort

Receive 20% off a specially curated list of items including tops, sweaters, jumpsuits, shoes, and homeware in stores and online now until Sunday, May 13. Available in-store and online.

Boom Optical

20% off Michael Kors, Prada, L.A.M.B.

Toronto Flower Market

Come celebrate the launch of the 2018 season on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th from 10AM – 3PM. We are back at Shaw Park, under the trees on CAMH grounds! Note that due to construction our entrance is now on Shaw, south of Queen. Free for everyone to attend.


Friday-Sunday: in-store only. Free Mother’s Day gift card with any gift AND complimentary gift wrapping.

Tryst Lingerie

Every Passionista or Chantelle bra you buy at Tryst, you will be entered into a draw to win 2 sets and 2 cosmetic bags for you and your mother or daughter. The draw will be held on May 13th.

Rickshaw Bar

From MasterCard, Try 5 Courses from Five Countries, complete with wine. Happening May 14th at 7pm. Tickets are $85+Tax.


Family recipes from their favourite bakers on the blog.


Check out their Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

Reserve a table for you and your mom at a top restaurant in West Queen West. Toronto Life picks the best restaurants on Queen West right now including WQW gems, Canis, Dandylion, The Drake Hotel, Lamesa, Nana, Rickshaw Bar and Terroni. A full list of WQW restaurants can be accessed on our website.

Places to shop and eat:

Planet of Sound

Float Toronto

Coal Miner’s Daughter


Mabel’s Bakery

The Good Son


Ihalo Krunch

Lisa Marie

The Weekend Variety

The Paper Place

Type Books

Canon Blanc

Smoke + Ash

Sud Forno



Drake General Store

+ Many more incredible spots in our neighbourhood!

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