The arrival of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is always a bittersweet time for Torontonians. While it always means that September is fast-approaching and that summer will be coming to a close soon, it also means that there will be an extravaganza of rides, food, fun and games, and music available for two weeks only!
As always, the CNE offers something for everyone! The midway will feature plenty of rides, from slow and relaxing ones for kids to heart-pounding thrill rides that only the most fearless will conquer. Musical acts such as April Wine and Tom Cochrane will be playing at the legendary CNE Bandshell on August 27 and 30, respectively. The ear-splitting CNE Air Show, featuring some of the world’s best stunt pilots and numerous rarely-seen historical aircraft, will occur on Labour Day Weekend (August 30-September 1). Gamblers will want to head straight to the CNE Casino, which will have lots of table games that are not normally available in Toronto (as there is no casino in the city!) Finally, perhaps the most talked-about aspect of the CNE is the incredible selection of foods, many of which have stratospheric calorie counts! Some food highlights this year include chocolate-covered fried chicken, butter coffee, and s’more baos. Hurry to the CNE before it’s too late! It ends on September 1!
To get to the CNE, take CitySightseeing Toronto’s hop on hop off city tour to stop # 17. From there, take the TTC’s 509 bus to Exhibition Place.s