The CNE rolling into town is simultaneously exciting and sad to me. Sad because summer is ending, but exciting because the CNE is back!
The CNE is a long standing tradition for me, and summer just wouldn’t be complete without riding the Ferris wheel, visiting the sprawling food building or without screaming that yes, I do want to go faster on the Polar Express. In addition to all of your favourites, here are some new things to expect this summer.
West Coast Lumberjack Show: This “chock-a-block” 45-minute show features mighty lumberjacks who will compete and showcase high-energy stunts including: Axe Throwing, Chainsaw Carving, Underhand Chop, Pole Climbing and Log Birling on water!
Food Truck Frenzy: The CNE hosts one of Canada’s largest food truck rallies on August 28 – August 30. Foodies can rejoice in unique offerings from 23 of Toronto’s trendiest food innovators featuring internationally inspired fare and indulgent treats that have become part of the CNE experience.
Craft Beer Fest: Enjoy a refreshing cold one in the heart of the Food Truck Frenzy featuring 11 regional master craft brewers.
Concerts: Catching a concert at the CNE Bandshell is the best way kick-start an evening at the Fair. This year’s line-up spans the entire musical spectrum, headlining some of music’s hottest acts including Alan Doyle, Cody Simpson, Brett Kissel, Tokyo Police Club, MKTO, Dallas Smith to name a few, as well as classic icons America, Chubby Checker, Rick Springfield and Foghat.
Bon Voyage! Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show: Canadian ice dancers and Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir star in a new Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show inside Ricoh Coliseum.
Celebrity Chef Stage: Canada’s top chefs take to the stage inside the Enercare Centre, formerly Direct Energy Centre, to share tips, cooking demos and their diverse culinary perspectives with foodies alike. Chefs Lynn Crawford, Bob Blumer, Michael Smith, Chuck Hughes and Vikram Vij are some of the food superstars participating.
The PC Financial Sky Ride: The Sky Ride returns to the CNE, extending 40 feet above ground, transporting riders across the grounds with breathtaking panoramic views of The Midway, Lake Ontario, and the Toronto skyline.
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