Canadian National Exhibition

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Canadian National Exhibition

Canadian National Exhibition
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A showground, fairground, carnival, concerts, horse show, farmyard, garden show, food hall, restaurants and a fabulous Mardi Gras parade are all rolled into one for the Canadian National Exhibition, held in Toronto each year. For 18 amazing days leading up to and including Labor Day on the first Monday in September, about 1.5 million visitors flock to Canada’s largest fair, The Ex, in Exhibition Place, by the shores of Lake Ontario. It's a far cry from its beginnings in 1879 to promote farming, industry and arts, as today the fair acts as a showcase for the nation. It is a fabulous annual tradition to head to the city for amazing, old-fashioned fun for all the family and, for many, it is seen as a celebration of the end of summer.
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Tucky Wong
10 contributions
Glasses went into my eyes and they ignored it
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Will not support anything related to CNE or theEx ever again. I used to be a big fan of them, ever since I know how they treated their customers from my own experience, no thank you. This summer, I had broken glasses from one of their employees changing the light tubes and splattered everywhere and went into my eyes. I contacted them, a month later they finally got back to me and promised they would reach out to me in a week. A week later, nothing of coz. I kept calling them, finally they picked up my call with an annoying tone and said they would send me something in mail. I received and it’s 4 passes of all day rides in 2020! That’s how jokes they treat their customers! No sorry, no nothing! Just 4 passes and want me to go away! So if you want to risk yourself and get hurt, then go. See attached pics as proof.
Written March 1, 2020
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Darlene
Whitby, Canada14 contributions
CNE AirShow 2019
Aug. 2019
Not disappointing. Really enjoyed the show, had a great view Weather interfered with some of the show.
Written October 9, 2019
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PMG124
Toronto, Canada238 contributions
Great Venue!
Aug. 2019 • Friends
We have gone to this setting for many things including the CNE for rides, for Home Shows and for BMO Stadium! It’s a well set up venue, lots of indoor and underground parking with lots of food options during events. Luv the princess gates!
Written September 27, 2019
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Brian Merritt
1 contribution
Exciting time and experience.
Aug. 2019 • Friends
So much to do and see....would recremend anyone who hasn't gone to the CNE to go. I plan on going back each year.
Written September 15, 2019
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Rachel L
Medicine Hat, Canada22 contributions
Taking family To CNE
Aug. 2019 • Family
Took my family to CNE as they hadn't been before. We had a great time, there was lots to do and see. We went on the second day it was open so it wasn't too busy. The food court was huge and had a variety of food. Easy to get to via public transit.
Written September 12, 2019
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K-Towner101
Kingston, Canada138 contributions
Fun Day!
Sep. 2019
Went back after almost 30 years. Bought discounted tickets from the Chelsea Hotel. All day ride pass was $37.00, which is pretty good.

Lots of rides and games. Some things are a little pricey. The air show was the next day, so we saw lots of planes practicing. The food building is really crowded and hot, but there's lots a different food. Found some amazing fried chicken. Also saw the Superdogs show, which was very entertaining.

We were there around 11:00 when the rides open, so the line ups weren't too bad. Gets really busy after 5:00. Took the TTC, so didn't have to worry about parking.
Written September 10, 2019
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JKBAK
Toronto, Canada41 contributions
Not what it used to be....
Sep. 2019
The Ex used to be so fun. They have reduced the grounds to such a small area, its way overcrowded with not much to see. The buildings like the Colosseum is like going to a flea market with cheap junk and people crammed beside you. There are not enough benches to sit so its even worse. The free train is okay but it only goes around the back of the buildings so its not like you get to see anything while on the train. Food building - runs out of food, expensive, with no place to sit, and the washroom lineups everywhere are loooong so you better plan the washroom a half hour in advance. I remember when it was a great place to go, sadly I will not be going back.
Written September 5, 2019
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Benson W
Brooklyn, NY216 contributions
Had a good time
Aug. 2019
I was here back in the early 80's (had a great time, seeing exhibits, playing games), and came back in the mid 90's (more shopping than anything else). The biggest problem from the previous visits - parking. This year, took the subway and street car, got there from Queens station with 35 minutes. Nice ride, highly recommended. The subway takes you to Union Street and there is a street car that takes you to the CNE. Buy round trip tickets, it's impossible to buy the tickets on the way back. There was no line to purchase tickets to enter. We went in and went directly to the Food Pavilion, lots of choices, CASH only for a lot of the vendors. Grab the first seats available, they are very limited. After lunch we visited the Art and Craft, midway and the shopping Pavilion. We also visited the Lantern display, the interactive stuff was kind of lame but fun for the kids. Lots to see, do and eat. Although, have to admit, not as good as it was thirty years ago, but still will come back.
Written September 4, 2019
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Local guest
Ontario, Canada61 contributions
Busy but fun
Aug. 2019
We arrived shortly after it opened. It was very busy but after we got inside it was easy to move around. We were there with our Grandchildren so we stayed mostly in the kids area and watched the shows. The super dog show was excellent. There is one main food services building with many food vendors. You could get almost any kind of food you desired. There were long lineups for the kids rides but the lines moved well.
Written September 3, 2019
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nightr2017
Lohifushi Island80 contributions
CNE Air Show
Sep. 2019
Just awesome. We came, saw and stayed on till it ended. No words to describe it.
Thrilling, near collision (!) but at what speed....!! Planes at 1.8 Mach means, you hear that thunder in your spine. The plane leaves ... say a spot.... and the roar follows. If it does not thrill you I do not know what will you.

I envied the pilots in there. It must have been a great adrenaline rush I bet.

Finally the Food...... It is die for. What did I have that topped everything? Well the large sized onion, dipped in batter, and deep fried. Dressed it up with condiments and cheese. Ummm Ummmm. It is finger licking good. All in all, it is a great fun place for the family and the "Ex" ended , signifying the end of summer for 2019.
Written September 3, 2019
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