The Canadian National Exhibition is all about food trucks this weekend, as some of the city’s best mobile purveyors or great eats come together in one place from August 22 to 24, just beyond the Princes’ Gates on the Exhibition grounds.
The Canadian National Exhibition hosted a preview event last week for media before the annual festivities kicked off on August 15, and while the dancers, rides, performers, games, concerts, and everything else at Exhibition Place are a lot of fun, it’s hard to beat the Food Building’s lineup.
This year I may not get to visit the Canadian National Exhibition as often as usual, but I’ve got a pretty good reason. My daughter was born just three weeks ago, and because my wife and I are kind of CNE fanatics, we decided we at least needed to make one trip with our little one to show her the sights and to have some food building treats.
The 135th Canadian National Exhibition kicked off today in Toronto, boasting some inventive (and decidedly delicious, but unhealthy) food, new rides, and a range of performers for everyone. This year’s CNE also welcomes a brand new add-on attraction with the launch of the new CNE Zipline that will whisk riders 1,100 feet over the midway for $30 a ride.
Friday was the first day of the 2012 Canadian National Exhibition, kicking off the event’s 133rd year entertaining Toronto, and, of course, I had to stop by over the weekend with Aisha to take in a few of the sights.
The 133rd Canadian National Exhibition is on now, running until September 5, and this year the event celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Bandshell with performances by Marianas Trench, The Spinners with the Manhattans, Lights, Glen Campbell, My Darkest Days, Neil Sedaka, Loverboy, K-OS, Tommy James & The Shondells, and the Battle of the Bands.
Today was a fantastic day in Toronto; the sun was shining, there was lots to do, and it was also the first day for the Canadian National Exhibition.
Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you, there’s nothing I would rather do at the end of August than take in the Canadian National Exhibition for a couple of hours. For just over two weeks each year I’ll find any excuse to go to The Ex, and most years I go at least five or six times, if not more.
Toronto’s wet and rainy summer is drawing to a close as September draws near, but there’s one last hurrah to be had as the Canadian National Exhibition rolls into town from Friday, August 15 to September 1.