Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)

Since its inception in 1879, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), affectionately known as The Ex, has been a beacon of tradition, innovation, and community spirit in Toronto, Ontario. Spanning 18 glorious days from mid-August to Labour Day, the CNE transforms the city into a vibrant tapestry of entertainment, excitement, and cultural celebration, attracting over 1.5 million visitors annually.

Exhibitions Info



16 Aug - 02 Sept 2024


Toronto , Canada

Event Highlights:

  1. Midway Madness: Experience the thrill of the carnival with exhilarating rides, challenging games, and iconic midway attractions that delight visitors of all ages.
  2. Live Entertainment: Immerse yourself in a whirlwind of live performances, including concerts, dance shows, theatrical productions, and daily parades that captivate audiences with their dynamic energy and artistry.
  3. Exhibitions and Competitions: Explore diverse exhibitions, competitions, and showcases highlighting everything from arts and crafts to cutting-edge innovations and culinary delights.
  4. Food Extravaganza: Indulge your taste buds in a culinary adventure at the Food Building, home to a tempting array of international cuisines, gourmet treats, and delectable delights that cater to every palate.
  5. Family-Friendly Fun: Create lifelong memories with family-friendly activities, including animal shows, petting zoos, interactive exhibits, and hands-on agricultural displays that offer fun and educational experiences for children.
  6. Innovation Showcase: Discover the latest technological advancements and startups at the Innovation Garage, where groundbreaking ideas and inventions redefine the boundaries of creativity and ingenuity.
  7. Themed Days and Events: Immerse yourself in themed days and special events that cater to diverse interests and demographics, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy at The Ex.
  8. Fireworks Spectacular: Marvel at the nightly fireworks displays illuminating the Toronto skyline with bursts of color, music, and magic, providing a dazzling finale to each day of festivities.

Why Attend:

  1. Time-Honored Tradition: Embrace a cherished tradition that has been an integral part of Toronto’s cultural fabric for over a century, celebrating community, creativity, and connection.
  2. Unforgettable Experiences: Create lasting memories with friends and family as you explore various attractions, entertainment, and culinary delights that cater to every taste and interest.
  3. Cultural Celebration: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Canadian culture, artistry, and innovation showcased through exhibitions, performances, and showcases celebrating the nation’s diversity and heritage.
  4. Family-Friendly Entertainment: Enjoy many family-friendly activities and attractions designed to entertain, educate, and inspire visitors of all ages, ensuring fun and excitement for the whole family.
  5. Culinary Adventure: Indulge your senses in a culinary extravaganza at the Food Building, where you can sample a world of flavors, cuisines, and culinary creations from around the globe.
  6. Innovation and Creativity: Discover the latest innovations, trends, and startups at the Innovation Garage, where groundbreaking ideas and inventions redefine the boundaries of creativity and ingenuity.
  7. Community Spirit: Join fellow Torontonians and visitors from around the world to celebrate community, culture, and connection at this iconic event, which brings people together in a spirit of joy and camaraderie.

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