outdoorsy meetups: toronto

Don't watch the summer go by from your office window.

Summertime in the city can be a drag. It's hot. Parks and patios are crowded. Getting up north means you have to sit on hwy 400 for much too long.

Between the months of April to August, Origin Travels will be hosting a variety of meet-ups across the city of Toronto to get you outside, and connect with like-minded, self-identified women in your community.

All meetups will be easy to access, and ensures that you will get your fill of Vitamin G (green).

brunch + beach clean up

September 7

Up next: Sunnyside Beach

* To select a meeting spot closer to the beach, this edition will be a JUICE + Beach Clean up!

The cost of juice is not included. If you would prefer to just meet us at the beach, thats great too!

Time: 10-12am

Participation Fee: FREE

Meeting spot: BLNDR  @ 10am (we will be heading to the beach by 10:15am)

Located conveniently on the Martin Goodman Trail in Budapest Park 1575 Lakeshore Blvd. W Toronto, ON. 

Clean up spot: Sunnyside Beach (West End)

What you need:
- Hat
- 1 recycling/garbage bag for trash pick up (smaller bags are easier to handle on windy days!)
- Gardening gloves for picking up trash (can get these at the dollar store!)

RSVP for July Event!

Yoga in the Park

WED JULY 24  (PM)  |  SAT AUG 17 (AM)

Nothing like downward dog to break the brain fog.


Participation fee: $15 per class. Only 25 spots available so grab your ticket to ensure your spot!

Classes will be in the vinyasa flow style and led by a local yogi, Olivia Hill (bio below!)

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park

Start time WED JULY 24 (PM): 6:30pm (60 min). (CANCELLED)

Start time SAT AUG 17(AM): 10:00am (60 min). RSVP + snag your ticket here.

What to bring: comfortable clothing, yoga mat, towel, water bottle.

Meet: Meet us just north of the baseball diamond in the east side of the park 15 minutes before the scheduled start time!

About the instructor

Olivia has a background in Hatha Yoga (Yoga Alliance Certified), Pilates (Pilates Alliance Certified), and a BAH in Philosophy and Eastern Religion (Queen’s University). 

Her classes are alignment focused and designed to move the body and quiet the mind; there are deep stretches, strength building sequences, and often an optional guided meditation at the end. Her classes can be challenging and rewarding. Her wish is that you carry the benefits of your practice off the mat with you; so if you trust her to take you on a sweaty journey, your body and mind will thank you after.

The Wilderness Trip (2nights/3days)

AUGUST 23 - 25

Experience a true Canadian summer.

Participation Fee: from $400 CAD


Campfire. SUP Yoga. Canoe. Nature. Good Vibes.
Join us on this epic 2-night camping trip into Ontario's Muskoka region on the ground of the tranquil Six Mile Lake Provincial Park. This trip gets you far enough from the city to experience the great outdoors, but close enough that you don't spend your precious time getting there.

RSVP for the August Trip!


Bonfire Gathering

Date TBD

sundown yoga, meditation + astrology hang

Wind down on a Wednesday evening. We will start by breathing out stuffy workplace vibes with a gentle yoga class at led by the lovely Ada Dahli. Then, we will build a fire and  gather around for a 15 minute meditation led by mindfulness guru and writer Annisha Lashland. End the night with a chat about the cosmos. You'll leave this hang out feeling centred, connected, and ready to take on the rest of the week.

Location: Christie Pitts Park (Main Fire Pit)

Bring: Comfy clothes, a yoga mat, waterbottle and blanket.

Date and time TBD

West End Photo Walk

Sat Sept 14

Graffiti Ally - Chinatown - Kensington

Always wanted to snap those awesome street photography shots while abroad? Here's your chance to learn a thing or two!

Join local photographer, Hannah Brown, as we wander through the most vibrant routes in downtown Toronto. On this guided walk you will learn about concepts like colour theory, rule of third, and lighting, as well as basic tips on using your DSLR (camera phones also welcome!). Plus, learn about ethical and respectful approaches to street photography. Everything you need to get prepared for your next trip.

* Only 15 spaces available, so sign up in advance!

WHEN: 1 - 3pm on Saturday, Sept 14 (more summer dates coming soon)

MEET: In front of Loblaws entrance at Queen and Portland

FEE: $30 per person. RSVP + snag your ticket here. Only 15 spaces available, so sign up in advance!

You'll need:

- a camera (preferably with a strap!) or camera phone

- a water bottle to stay hydrated

- a hat

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