What Can You Expect At The CNE Funfair In Toronto
One of the biggest funfairs in North-America, the Canadian National Exhibition, also known as the CNE or the EX features many fun rides and street food for the entire family.
Great summer events with my friends in Toronto. Believe it or not but there is a ridiculous amount of events in Toronto during the summer, it is impossible to get bored.
The CNE is held at Exhibition Place, which is a 192-acre site located along Toronto’s waterfront on the shores of Lake Ontario and just west of downtown Toronto.
The site features several buildings - many of which have been named significant under the Ontario Heritage Act - roads named after the Canadian provinces and territories, parks, fountains, plazas, a rose garden, statues and parking lots.
When the exhibition was created in 1879, it was originally called the Toronto Industrial Exhibition. It was renamed in 1912 to the Canadian National Exhibition.
The fair itself consists of a variety of pavilions, exhibits, shows, concerts, a working farm, horse show, petting zoo, casino, and a large carnival midway with rides, games and food. What used to be an exhibition just for agriculture and technology has now turned into an event for families and people of all ages to enjoy.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), also known as The Ex, is an annual event beginning in August that takes place at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the 18 days leading up to and including Canadian Labour Day Monday.
Approximately 5.3 million people visit Exhibition Place each year with 1.3 million visitors attending the CNE alone, making it Canada’s largest fair and the seventh largest fair in North America, "generating more than C$50 million in revenue for the City of Toronto and over C$70 million for the Province of Ontario annually."
As Canada has grown as a nation, the Canadian National Exhibition has also changed over time, reflecting the growth in diversity and innovation. Agriculture and technology remain a large part of the CNE today.