Do I have to buy a ticket to BMEfest?
No, the gathering in High Park this year is free. ModProm II – the formal dinner/party to follow is not, you must have purchased a ticket to ModProm II.
What time does BMEfest start/wrap-up?
BMEfest will begin in High Park at 10:00am and will wrap-up by 3:00pm.
Where is BMEfest?
BMEfest is located in High Park, Toronto, Canada. Take the TTC Subway to High Park Station and walk across Bloor Street to enter the park. For those of you driving, High Park is located between Bloor Street & The Queensway, just west of Keele Street. The main entrance is located at Bloor & High Park Avenue.
(Click here for a map of the park (PDF). The party will be located in Picnic Area #8, which is located between the Grenadier Café and the sports fields.)
When you enter the park follow either the West Road or Colbourne Lodge Road until you reach the Grenadier Restaurant (there is some parking at the restaurant), and then walk behind the restaurant over “Hawk Hill” until you reach the picnic area. Alternatively you can follow the West Road into the park and cut through the sports fields (there is a path that follows them around) straight through until you reach the picnic area.
Will there be parking available?
There is parking in the park, however you should arrive early if you’re driving because parking will be in high demand for Canada Day.
How do I get a BMEfest Event Shirt?
Because of the park permit rules we’re not allowed to have any type of open-air market set up. But if you want a BMEfest event shirt, speak to Ryan at the event. He may just have a few in his car!
Will there be suspensions at BMEfest?
NO! For two reasons:
1: It gives the Toronto Parks & Recreation a reason to come and hassle us.
2: Attaching anything (including a person) to a tree is a violation of the permit we have been issued and could result in both personal fines for the event organizer and termination of the event.
What should I bring?
Bring: Sunblock, water & food (we will be providing some refreshments), money for snacks & other sundries. It’s a picnic – prepare for that: Blankets, et cetera..
Will there be alcohol at the event?
Alcohol is NOT permitted in the park. If you feel the need to drink there is a restaurant nearby. As per the conditions of the permit, obnoxious alcohol consumption will result in the termination of the event by park authorities.
What if I’m too shy to play the Scene Points Game?
The “Scene Points Game” is designed to be a humourous social experiment only, a way to meet people, NOT a hazing ritual. Everyone is encouraged to play. There are some great prizes and you might just make a new friend or two!
Where is ModProm?
ModProm will be held at the Academy of Spherical Arts, located at 1 Snooker Street, Toronto (also known as Hanna Avenue). The closest major intersection is King & Dufferin. Click here for a map & directions.
What do I get with my ticket?
The t-shirt you’ve already received, dinner, entertainment, a drink ticket (check out the customized Martini list!)
Will there be Coat Check?
Will tips be expected for Coat Check/Bartender/Servers?
It is always nice to tip those who help you out.
When is ModProm?
Doors open at 7pm, Dinner will be served at 7:30. Entertainment & Billiards Tournament begins at 8pm. Things will wrap up at 2am.
What if I didn’t buy a ticket in advance?
There will be no entry for those without tickets, and no tickets can be bought at the door.
Is there parking at the Academy?
There are two parking lots nearby, and a Green P lot just around the corner.
How many people will be at ModProm?
Over 100 of your closest IAM friends!
When will E-tickets be sent out?
We are still working on the logistics of the E-tickets, but don’t fret, if you’ve bought a ticket your name will be on a paid list.
If someone bought your ticket for you, pease try to arrive with that person..
If there are other circumstances, or for some other reason you have other concerns – bring a printout of your BMEshop order & confirmation.
I have special dietary requirements (vegan/vegetarian/heavy meat eater), have I been considered?
Yes, you can find the full menu here – Please advise the chef at each food station of any requirements and/or allergies and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Will there be someone taking photos at ModProm?
Yes – Lane Jensen will be taking photos.
I can’t go to ModProm this year/ I didn’t buy my ticket – what can I do instead?