Let’s go to the EX! CNE – (Aug 21 – Sept 7)

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It’s that time of year again, the kids are dreading the first day of school but they have one last chance of fun in the sun at the Canadian National Exhibition but more commonly known as the “EX”.   Let’s forget about the crazy Midway death traps that were launching those poor people off the rides because this year everyone will be going for the EX for the food pavilion and maybe Bill Jefferson Clinton.

Buy your tickets early and save up to 31% on park admission from July 31 – August 20th at Shopper’s Drug Mart or purchase them over the internet at CNE Box online boxoffice.

Advance Ticket Types:

Magic Pass (admission + unlimited rides; all ages) :  $48 – $15 = $33.00
Fun Pass (Admission all ages):  $15 – $4 = $11.00

Featured Attractions this year include:

CNE Gates

  • Opening Ceremonies:  August 21st at 10am
    – Admission price will be $1.75
    – Ceremonial parade in front of the historic Princes’ Gates.
    – Mayor David Miller will be there to official open the fair and help celebrate
    – The first 175 people to visit the Birthday ten will receive a free birthday cup cake!

CNE Clinton

  • President Bill Clinton Appearance:  August 29th 4pm @BMO Field
    –  Widely popular and iconic former US President Bill Clinton will give a speech on “Embracing Our Common Humanity”
    –  Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.ca

CNE Song contest

  • Toronto Song Contest Finals:  August 21 at 7pm
    – Be on hand to see the top 10 finalist in the Toronto Song Contest
    –  Join well known judges:  Mayor Miller, Dep Mayor Joe Pantalone, Matte Babel, Traci Melshor, and Andy McLean.
    – Torontonians can vote online for their favourite finalist online here

CNE Vets

  • Warriors’ Day:  August 22 @10:30am
    – Annual Warriors’ day parade starts on Saturday @ 10:30am and is the longest running veterans parade in the free world.
    – This year’s parade is in recognition of 100 years of Cadet Instruction.

More updates to come!

For more information please visit the CNE website , call (416-393-6300) or email them directly at info@TheEx.com


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  1. Thanks for the discount tip. Haven’t been in a long time. The place brings back memories of my youth. Gotta go this year!

    Posted by PJ | August 13, 2009, 1:16 pm
  2. I love the food pavilion! And the funnel cakes!!! mmmm…..

    Posted by nirwin | August 13, 2009, 3:52 pm
  3. The food building is insane! Soooo much food!

    Montreal Smoked Meat here I come!

    Posted by Panda | August 13, 2009, 9:05 pm
  4. Why on earth would you have Clinton back this year when you had to give tickets away for $5.00 each last year?

    Posted by Victor Lyttle | August 15, 2010, 7:57 pm