Ontario Place, Toronto

Toronto MEC Outdoor Nation Summit




Whether you’ve got an awesome idea and need a little help bringing it to life, or you want to use your social channels to inspire others to get outside, an MEC Outdoor Nation Summit is your destination to help shape the outdoor community in Canada.

Applications are closed for the Toronto Summit! Congrats to all those who have been chosen to come to this once in a lifetime adventure weekend.

Want to know what to expect?

See the Agenda and Packlist below


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What to pack

Note: no showers at Ontario place

Don’t forget your toothbrush!

Sleeping bag/Pillow



Clothes and gear to run, paddle and play in


Fri Sept 21

6pm: Welcome & Partner Showcase

7pm: Happy Hour & Hangout

9pm: Campfire

Sat Sept 22

7am: Yoga, Trail run, or Chill

8am: Breakfast

9am: Workshops

12pm: Lunch

1pm: Workshops

4pm: Camp games, SUP, or Chill

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Film Fest & Apres party with

The Beachmen!

Sun Sept 23

7am: Mindfulness, Run, or Chill

8am: Breakfast

9am: Workshops

11am: Checkout

12pm: Lunch

1pm: Funding &

Toronto Ambassador announced!

4pm: Pack up and Load out

Ontario Place, Toronto

955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9, Canada

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Best. Weekend. Ever

Want more details?

I got in! Now what?

Did you get an email saying your application was chosen? Congrats!

Steps to get to the Toronto Summit:

  1. Fill out your acceptance form – link in approval email
    • There are a lot of people on the waiting list, so please confirm your attendance as soon as you can
  2. Pack your bag! Don’t forget your:
    • Sleeping bag and Pillow – we will provide the tent/sleeping pad
    • Clothes and gear to run, hike, and/or swim in
    • Headlamp
  3. Come to Ontario Place Friday Sept 21 @ 5pm to start your adventure filled weekend!

*Note: there are NO SHOWERS at Ontario Place

Bring your idea to life

If you have a great idea to get a bigger, more diverse crew outside, we want to hear about it!

A weekend of project shaping and refinement with input from our panel of experts and workshops led by awesome local entrepreneurs.

  • To be accepted to the Summit, you must have a project idea that:
    • Gets 18–35 year olds active and outside in a unique and creative way
    • Introduces new communities to an outdoor activity/activities. Who is missing from the outdoor spaces you love the most?
    • Is a resource, an event, a program, or a network of people. Or something totally different. There is no wrong answer.
  • The top ideas are awarded grants, as judged by our panel – up to $50,000 across Canada

Inspire others to get outside

If you want to inspire 18–35 year olds to get active and outside, we want you!

Two days of shaping and refinement of your social power with input from our awesome experts and workshops led by inspiring locals.

  • The way you want to inspire a new group or groups of people outside and active is the #1 priority here. Ask yourself:
    • What do you love about the outdoors?
    • What needs to change
    • How are you part of that change?
  • The big reveal: the next Outdoor Nation Ambassador will be chosen by our panel to represent their city and MEC. Only 3 will be chosen across Canada.

Be part of shaping the outdoor community in Canada!

Get in touch

Want to find out more about MEC Outdoor Nation?


Amil Reddy

MEC Outdoor Nation Coordinator


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