Celebrate mom this year and impress her with these fun, out-of-the-box ideas. Mother's day isn't about the money, it's about spending time with your lovely mummy. Now that the weather is warm and beautiful in Toronto, it's time to make use of it - or have an indoor back-up plan. Oh yeah and all of these ideas are FREE!

1. A Stroll Through High Park

It even sounds classy. High park is currently in bloom with its famous - need I mention gorgeous - Japanese cherry blossoms. Take mom through High Park and do a casual Mother's day photo shoot - maybe even bring a picnic basket. She'll appreciate the thought and you can enjoy each other's company in the warm spring weather. Hey, who knows, if she's an animal lover maybe even take her to the High Park petting zoo on your venture.


2. Go On A Bike Ride

Take time to enjoy Toronto's finest trails. If your mom is the sporty type, why don't you go for a bike ride down Colonel Danforth park, The Scarborough Bluffs, Woodbine beaches, Taylor Creek park, the Kay Gardner belt-line, or the Martin Goodman trail. So many trails, so little time.


Photo cred - bataworld

3. Bata Shoe Museum Birthday Celebration

The Bata Shoe Museum is a quirky little place with thousands of years of history dedicated solely to shoes (pun intended).  They're celebrating their 20th anniversary with shoes, art, and even cupcakes. Check it out! You and your mom will be experiencing some intense shoe envy by the end of your visit.


4. MOCCA

Not mocha like the coffee but something WAY more hip. MOCCA is the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. The admission is free and the art is innovative, international, and abstract. What better way to spend time with your momma, than staring at some cool ass art?


5. Medieval Times

Now, this one isn't completely free, but mom is free with a general admission, so, that's not bad! Sit down, eat dinner, have a drink, and watch the spectacular themed show. You're both bound to have a joustingly good time.


6. Scarborough Museum

For all my Scarborough peeps. If mom likes history and museums, then this place will be sure to make her geek out. The entire history of this funny little place we call Scarbs, is all packed up right into this building. Also, there's the perk of free baked goods. Check it out here.


7. JessGo Pop up gallery

Now this one's cute and for the creative motherly minds. Jessica Gorlicky is having a pop-up shop and although you may not have heard of her, her work is pretty rad. Happening at 944 Queen St. W, Jessica's work is beautifully abstract and well, kind of rock n' roll if you ask me! Here, check out her Instagram and see for yourself!

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