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Celebrating Mothers in Liberty Village

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and is on Sunday, May 14th this year. There are many ideas and places to dine to help celebrate “Mom” here in Liberty Village. Dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, people recognize their love and appreciation for Mothers on an annual basis in at least 46 countries.

Brunch with Mom

One of the most popular meals of the week is brunch. Numerous publications and people rank many of the area’s restaurants as having some of the best brunch menus in the city. Why not take Mom to one of Liberty Village’s hot spots? Make sure to book reservations (where applicable) or arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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A classic breakfast at renowned School Restaurant located at 70 Fraser Avenue

Restaurants to Consider:

For the New Mom (or mom to be)

For the new mom whose little one (or ones if there are twins) is too young to create a homemade card or gift, aside from showering her with dinner and flowers, you can also buy the baby a nice gift to make mom happy.

Love Me Do Baby & Maternity located at 50 Lynn Williams Street

Sweet Treats

Custom cookies, like the Beach Cookie, are for any occasion, including dream vacations like this one, made by Mad Batter Cookies.

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So many truffle choices at The Golden Apple.

If Mom has a sweet tooth, then there are some great places to help satisfy that craving. Both Mad Batter Bakers and The Golden Apple offer artistic and delicious options for all, even vegans. Often times, each other’s products can be found in the other store. Mad Batter Bakers specializes in handpainted cookies. They have done many custom designs for corporate functions and private events like weddings and showers. The Golden Apple offers delectable hand painted truffles and chocolate dipped fruit.

An edible R2D2 created by For the Love of Cake


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For the Love of Cake is also a force not to be reckoned with.  Their talented designers can create custom made cakes with extreme precision to detail.  Think something as complex as R2D2 but also know that something simple can be outstanding and effective with their bite-sized cake balls.

Just a small selection of the awesome cards printed in Liberty Village.
Located off the beaten path, this quirky and fun shop is also a printing press studio. Handmade cards and other great pieces are available here. Many other Toronto retailers, including The Drake General Store, stock the Smitten Kitten line that is produced right here on site. Some of the cards are quite sassy, but are sure to bring a smile (or a snicker) to the recipient’s face. No matter the occasion, I Have a Crush On You is an awesome spot to support local and get great gifts.

Pamper Mom

Spa services, like a manicure, never go out of style. Let the staff at The Beauty Room make Mom look and feel amazing.

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Everyone deserves a day at the spa, especially Mom. Whether it be a manicure or pedicure sporting the newest nail color trends or a hair makeover, Liberty Village has many options to choose from. Book an appointment or get a gift certificate to be used at a later date.

Take a seat, and get pampered at Beauty Room.

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Salons to Consider:

An Everyday Gift for the Home

An easy yet practical gift idea is a throw cushion from Casa Life.

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Something for the home is always a good choice. Longtime Liberty Village retailer, Casa Life, located in the Liberty Market, has a gigantic showroom of home decor items that will fit any style or theme. A new throw cushion, wall art or a unique side table, are all great ideas for Mom.

Flowers can be the perfect gift. Arrangements available at Suzanne Gardner.

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Home Decor Stores to Consider:

A classic gift that will alway win hearts is a floral arrangement. Suzanne Gardner, located at 171 E Liberty in Suite 157 has many beautiful bouquets filled with lots of color and variety. One of the newest horticultural trends is terrariums which are stylish and low maintenance.

Jewelry is always a nice gift, no matter the occasion. Treat Mom to a beautiful handmade piece by Erin Tracy. Her studio is based in the neighbourhood, but has been featured in premiere publications including Wedding Bells. She uses only the finest gems and materials and know that extreme attention to detail is given to every piece.

Don’t delay and start planning how to make Mother’s Day extra special for her! With so many choices and ideas to consider, there is something for every Mom in Liberty Village.


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Meg Marshall

Meg is a fashion enthusiast, loves checking out Toronto restaurants, is a horse mom, and loves the community of Liberty Village. When not in Toronto, she can often be found in Chicago, another favourite city of hers. Check out her personal blog at