It was sizzgling.. more than 33 C..
There were not many people at the Exhibition naturally
but people started gathering more and more
as it came to an evening..
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) or The Ex as it is affectionately called, is Canada’s largest annual community event. Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events, midway rides and games, a working farm, parades and sports, international food and shopping, Kids’ World, and a three-day air show. Over the course of its late summer run, the CNE attracts approximately 1.3 million people each year.
Founded in 1879, the CNE has enjoyed a distinguished history as a showcase of the nation; “the place” where people came to experience the “best and the brightest” from the latest innovations in technology and commercial products, to the greatest artists of the time. Although the CNE has changed over the years, it continues to be one of Toronto’s great annual traditions. We are now the fifth largest fair in North America, and our audience truly reflects the diversity and vibrancy of Toronto.
The fair takes place throughout 192 acres of beautiful lakefront property at Exhibition Place and attracts a dynamic and diverse audience of people from the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario and parts of the United States. The CNE is an integral part of the fabric of Toronto and has entertained and educated millions of people while creating economic benefits for Toronto, Ontario, and Canada. Last year alone, the CNE had a gross economic impact of $58.6 million on the Greater Toronto Area and $80 million on the province of Ontario.
The CNE is a provincially incorporated Agricultural Society that fulfils a key program of Exhibition Place, a local board of management of the City of Toronto.
.. excerpt from CNE formal web site. : http://www.theex.com/