The Canadian National Exhibition or CNE is a popular annual fair offering a diverse range of activities and entertainment with a permanent home at Exhibition Place west of Downtown Toronto. It's the largest fair in Canada affectionately referred to as simply the 'EX' by locals.
The origin of the CNE goes all the way back to the year 1878 when an agricultural fair hosted by a different Ontario city each year, was held in Toronto and generated a huge turnout. Due to this success, Toronto became host to a permanent fair beginning in 1879 called the Toronto Industrial Exhibition.
Today, the CNE opens annually for the 2 weeks of summer including the Labour day weekend. Featuring a wide mix of activities and entertainment, the CNE has something for everyone. There's a long midway, an agricultural fair, sporting events, parades, international cuisine, shopping and more. The Exhibition Grounds provide guests a great view of the Canadian International Air Show which runs during the last three days of the fair.
You can save money by purchasing your admission and ride passes online before opening day. For additional information about the Canadian National Exhibition see the official website link below.
The easiest way to get to the CNE is by TTC public transit or Go Transit. Scroll down for detailed directions.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Canadian National Exhibition
Hours: Open daily during the last 2 weeks of summer and Labour Day weekend from 10am-Midnight. The gates close at 5pm on Labour Day.
Address: 210 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON
Website: Canadian National Exhibition
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
210 Princes' Boulevard
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
Phone: +1 416-263-3330
Victoria C. May-13-2020
Every year, my family and I go to CNE to enjoy the rides and food. It's been our summer tradition for so long, but this year they've decided to cancel .... Read More
Roseanne N. Sep-15-2019
Probably don't go on the very last day like I did. This place was packed to the rim with people. It was also really hot which made the food building a... Read More
Alex L. Sep-07-2019
My annual traditional visit to this 100+ years popular city event attraction. It's changed alot over the years because many of the past attractions I recall... Read More
Accommodations near Canadian National Exhibition:
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Yonge-University-Spadina||Union Station||2 minutes|
|Bloor-Danforth Line||Bathurst Station, Dundas Station West, or Dufferin Station||2 minutes|
How to get to Canadian National Exhibition by TTC Subway
During the annual fair you can take the non-stop #193 Exhibition Express Bus/Rocket west from Dundas Station West or the #29 Dufferin Bus from Dufferin Station, both on the Bloor-Danforth Line. Get off at the Dufferin Gates Loop (Last Stop).
From Bathurst Station take the #511 Bathurst streetcar south to Exhibition Loop.
From Union Station take the #509 Harbourfront Streetcar to Exhibition Loop or take the Lakeshore GO Train to Exhibition GO Station.
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