Heavy T.O. offers fans a variety of delicious festival foods such as burgers, subs and sandwiches, pizza and more. Beverages from water to beer and other spirits can be purchased on site. No alcohol may be brought from outside of the festival. The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19 years old. If you are planning on consuming alcohol at the festival, please bring a valid piece of government issued photo ID and be sure to drink responsibly. Downsview Park will be fully licensed for Heavy T.O. Festival goers will be permitted to enjoy any beverage from anywhere on the grounds.
While fun and great entertainment is a definite priority at Heavy T.O., it is important to be respectful of your surroundings, other festival goers, and festival staff to ensure that every Heavy T.O. fan has the time of their life. That being said, please follow these guidelines while attending Heavy T.O.
> Please make an effort to recycle/throw out all litter. No one likes a dirty festival site!
> Please be polite to festival staff and festival-goers (though crowds congregate around the stages, please do not push your way through crowds, cut into lines, etc)
> Respect Downsview Park and the Heavy T.O. site. Please leave the site as you find it upon entering Heavy T.O. Do not remove signs, banners, or posters from the festival site.
Medical staff will be present on site. Please be sure to bring all prescribed medication you may need and avoid putting yourself in harm’s way. While it’s important to have fun, please monitor your consumption of alcohol, and be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and juices throughout the day.
> Alcoholic beverages (brought from outside) > Illegal Drugs and drug paraphernalia > Glass bottles and cans > Rigid Thermos, coolers or other such containers > Megaphones or air horns > Fireworks > Beach balls, soccer balls, etc… > Skateboards > Animals (except Guide dogs) > Large back packs (camping style) > Tents > Large flags > Video and Audio recording equipment > Professional photo equipment (SLR cameras, i.e. removable lens cameras) > No items intended for sale/promotion > Any object that can be used to cause bodily harm or as a thrown projectile
Items that are on the disallowed list will be confiscated. We recommend not bringing them to the festival site at all to save you the extra hassle! For the safety of the fans, staff and artists there will be a required pat down at all entrance gates prior to your admittance onto the festival grounds. There is a no re-entry policy. Once your ticket has been scanned you will not be allowed in and out privileges.
> Small beach towels > Waterproof ponchos / small umbrellas > Small back packs and bags/ purses (Note: all bags will be searched) > Sunscreen > Lighters/Cigarettes > Digital Camera (non-professional, i.e. no removable lens) > Disposable cameras
The following can be found on site: > Toilets and hand wash stations > Large array of food and beverage options > Licensed and trained medical service teams
A full schedule of artist set times will be available on www.HeavyTO.com in the weeks prior to the festival. Please join our mailing list in order to be the first to know when the schedule is made public.
Festival headliners are the last to play on each given day, and hit the stage between 8:00pm and 10:00pm (subject to change).
Artists perform anywhere from 30 minute sets for emerging artists to 90 minute-plus sets for the festival headliners.
Heavy T.O. takes place at Downsview Park. Located on the north end of Toronto, Downsview Park has played host to a number of large scale concerts over the past 10 years.
Downsview Park is in the heart of the GTA, close to all 400 series highways, and has ample parking spots on site, as well as being directly serviced by TTC buses delivering concert goers to the event’s front door. For more information visit www.downsviewpark.ca .
The second edition of HEAVY T.O. is set to take place on August 11th & 12th at Downsview Park in Toronto. Metal and hard rock fans in the GTA will be able to get up close and personal with the amazing Heavy experience featuring two full days of programming.
August in Toronto is most often warm and sunny with moderate humidity. Average temperatures reach a high of 26 and a low of 15. Bring plenty of sunscreen and some shades to protect yourself from the sun. Needless to say, please do come prepared for less ideal weather. We suggest bringing a pocket-sized poncho, and a sweatshirt / windbreaker just in case the weather gets cool in the evenings.
Live Nation Lounge Platinum Ticket includes: 19+ only area, private bar and restrooms, raised bleacher seating with premium view to both stages, complimentary food service, 1 complimentary parking spot steps away from entrance gates, skip-the-line preferred entry, Two Free Digital Downloads of highly anticipated albums by Heavy T.O. artists to be released later this year, a Heavy T.O. 2012 Live Nation Lounge Laminate and a Heavy T.O. 2012 Event t-shirt (to be picked up at entrance gate on day-of-show)
All Live Nation Lounge Platinum Tickets are paperless. Ticketmaster Paperless Tickets are NON TRANSFERABLE. 4 ticket max per order. One member of the party attending the show must be the Credit Card Holder / Buyer. Entire party MUST enter the venue at the same time. At ENTRY you must provide the CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE AND VALID PHOTO ID. You will not receive paper tickets for this event. No will call pickup. No exceptions.
Tickets for Heavy T.O. 2012 go onsale March 16th at noon. Please visit our tickets page for more info. Heavy T.O. strongly recommends buying your tickets through HeavyTO.com or one of the outlets described on our Tickets page only. We are unable to ensure the authenticity of tickets purchased through 3rd parties such as scalpers or online “classified” ads. By purchasing through third parties, you may encourage the over-pricing of tickets as well as the possibility of receiving counterfeit tickets.
From the Downsview TTC subway station take the 101 Parc Downsview Park bus into Downsview Park. The 101 Parc Downsview Park bus service runs every 20 minutes from the Downsview subway station. Visit the TTC website for schedules.
You can also take the 106, 108 or 84 Sheppard West (Westbound) bus from the Downsview subway station and ask the driver to let you off at the Downsview Park gates/entrance at Tuscan Gate.
Take Highway 409 to Highway 401 East and exit at Keele Street. Take Keele Street North to Sheppard Avenue and turn right. The entrance to the park is at Tuscan Gate & Sheppard Ave W.
Driving from North (Barrie): Take HWY 400 south to 401 Eastbound. Exit at Keele St. Take Keele St. north to Sheppard Ave. Turn right onto Sheppard Ave. Follow Sheppard Ave. to Tuscan Gate.
Driving from South (Downtown Toronto) Take DVP north to HWY 401. Follow HWY 401 westbound to Allen Rd. exit. Take Allen Road north to Sheppard Avenue turn left onto Sheppard Avenue and proceed to Tuscan Gate.