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$190 Mother’s Day pampering in Toronto

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Here’s a great deal from Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre and Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto of Skyline Hotels and Resorts – just in time for Mother’s Day!

Each hotel is located in downtown Toronto within blocks of each other (Pantages at 200 Victoria Street and Cosmopolitan at 8 Colborne Street) and are mere steps away from entertainment and shopping.

Both hotels are offering similar Mother’s Day packages featuring Shizen Spa (Pantages and Cosmopolitan) with rates starting at $190 per person:

  • Especially For You – $190.00/2 hrs

A private tub soak accompanied by organic tea and chocolate covered strawberries. A relaxation massage will follow to melt away all moms’ stresses. A mini facial will conclude the day to ensure moms’ skin is rejuvenated and glowing.

  • Mama Mia $250.00/2.5 hrs

Oh Mama Mia how I love you. Treat your mom to an invigorating full body Dead Sea Salt Scrub and Scalp Energizing Massage. Relax and unwind during a 75 min Shizen Facial based on moms’ specific skin care needs. Enjoy a complimentary spa lunch.

  • Mom To Be $200.00/2 hrs

Enjoy some well needed quiet time before entering motherhood. Forget all your pregnancy aches and pains with a Mom To Be massage and Scalp Energizing Massage. Even your feet will get some TLC while enjoying chocolate covered strawberries.

  • Me And Mom Package $300.00 per couple / 2.5 hrs

Spend some quality time with the person who loves you the most. Enjoy a relaxation massage together to ease tension. Spend the afternoon chit chatting over manicures and pedicures and enjoy a spa lunch.

Shizen Spa: Both hotels feature their own spas. For a full list of packages offered by Shizen Spa Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre, click here. For a full list of packages offered by Shizen Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto, click here. Congratulates Acadia Restaurant

After mom is all relaxed, why not take her out to one of Canada’s best restaurants? At number six, Acadia Restaurant & Bar was the best restaurant in Toronto in’s second annual Top 50 Canadian Restaurants list.

ACADIA, Toronto, Ontario

Chef: Patrick Kriss
Website: Cuisine: Southern American
Telephone: 416 792-6002.  Twitter: @AcadiaToronto
2012 Rank: 37
Price Range: $20-$24 for main courses.
You Must Order: Smoked Sturgeon – Bread and Butter Pickle, Mustard, Lettuce, Pumpernickel ($25)
Need to Know … from Top 50 Restaurants in Canada Chair Janine MacLean: Chef Patrick Kriss’ innate understanding of flavour, texture and which components work best on a plate is, in my opinion, unrivaled in Toronto. His cuisine has taken Acadia Restaurant from what was merely great place to eat, to a truly phenomenal dining experience. Acadia is a place where other cooks love to eat – food executed so well that it has every right to be pretentious, but, like the chef, it just isn’t.

Judge Renee Suen of Toronto Life: Chef Patrick Kriss seems to have deft the odds and taken an already celebrated restaurant to new levels of deliciousness. Kriss’ training and exposure to international influences play a subtle role in the mix of low country and Acadian flavours found on the menu. There’s a sense of maturity and command of each creative and meticulously balanced dish. The result is polished and confident; and an experience heightened by fantastic cocktails and warm hospitality.

Judge John Placko of Modern Culinary Academy says: A gem in Toronto. I was concerned when Matt Blondin left and Patrick Kriss took over, but the transition was seamless. If anything, I think Patrick has taken it up a notch with his stunning plating but more importantly the flavours of his food and complementary textures. Although they classify themselves as low-country cuisine, the modern techniques, superb flavours and tasteful plating, makes them a leader in Canadian cuisine.

Read full Top 50 Restaurants in Canada coverage

To book with Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto: Click here, call 416-350-2000 / 1-800-958-3488 or email

To book with Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre: Click here, call 416-362-1777 / 866-852-1777 or email


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