By: CJ Ramsaran

132 years – now that’s a long time.  Founded in 1879, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has been a community act; and has had a rich, vibrant heritage in unison with the City of Toronto, the community which it resides.

Each summer, commencing 18 days prior to, and including Labour Day, the CNE, also referred to as The Ex, has become not only Toronto’s, but Canada’s largest annual community event; attracting a reported 1.3 million people each year.

For some, it has become an annual family tradition.  A tradition where together as a family, they muse over the various midway rides to partake of; the games to be played; the prizes to be won; the various performances of the arts to observe; the tasty delight of international foods; the shopping to be done; all leading up to the much anticipated grand finale….. a three (3) day air show, and of course the fireworks!!!

Labour Day marks the unofficial end to summer…. but before the summer ends, head on out and enjoy the 132nd annual CNE!  It has been and continues to be one of Toronto’s many treasures!

For more information on the CNE click here.

 

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