August 17 - September 3, 2012    Toronto , Canada
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) or The Ex as it is also known, 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 (1.31 million in 2011).

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. An Economic Impact Study conducted by Enigma Research Corporation in 2009, reported that the CNE had a gross economic impact of $58.6 million on the Greater Toronto Area and $80 million on the province of Ontario in that year.

The CNE is a provincially incorporated Agricultural Society and fulfills a key program of Exhibition Place, a local board of management of the City of Toronto. In 2010, it received Eco Logo certification as the "greenest" fair in North America, and the most "environmentally friendly" large scale event on the continent.

Throughout its history, the CNE has demonstrated financial responsibility. In the last decade, it has contributed more than $20 million in site fees to the annual operating budget of the Board of Governors (BOG) of Exhibition Place, in addition to $7.3 million in operating surpluses. These contributions have been included in consolidated annual financial results from the CNEA and BOG for the benefit of the City of Toronto.

Join us this summer for the 134th CNE and18 days of fun from Friday, Aug


Location: Exhibition Place
Contact 200 Princess Blvd, ON M6K 3C3 Toronto , Canada


Canadian National Exhibition
Press Building, Exhibition Place 210 Princes’ Boulevard Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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