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.
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.