CNE 2013 & Ticket Giveaway

There’s no better way to end your summer than with the Ex. The CNE throws open its gates on Friday. Aug. 16 until September 2.

I’m not going to lie, guys. My favourite part of the CNE is the Food building. I will plan my meals to ensure that I hit that building at least two times a day. The home of beaver tails, red velvet pancakes, pizza cones and every cuisine under the sun can do no wrong.

New in the Food Building this year:
Hazelnut Heaven – Everything Nutella – from fries, spring rolls
GR Yogurt Fresh – Greek style yogurt with your choice of toppings
Hula Girl – Serving specialty coffees, espressos, infused sodas, pastries
Philthy Phil Philadelphia – Cheese steak sandwiches and salads
RYC Bar – R ice pudding in assorted flavours
Yogurty’s Froyo – Self – serve frozen yogurts

If that isn’t enough, check out the Food Truck Frenzy on Aug. 25th. Featuring over 20 food trucks from North America,this event is one of Canada’s largest food truck rallies.

When you’re done eating, take a stroll and check out an exhibit or free concert.

On the day of the wedding, it’s all about the bride, but now it’s time to shine a light on those
unsung heroines: the bridesmaids. This exhibit showcases dress, photos and stories from CNE
patrons who are looking to re-live that magical day…or to get a little revenge by letting the world see what the hideous/hilarious dress they were made to wear.
You can enjoy a great line-up of bands for free at the CNE Bandstand! Two of the biggest bands will play during Labour Day weekend. Catch Walk off the Earth on Aug. 30, and Theory of a Deadman on Aug. 31.
Shopping is a big part of the Ex for me, how about you? Two of my favourite places to shop are the Warehouse Outlets and the cool International Building.
And of course, don’t forget to visit the midway and ride the giant ferris wheel! To see what else is new, visit
The Ex and I are giving you a chance to win tickets to the fair! You can win one of 2 pairs of Ride All Day Passes, or one of 4 pairs of General Admission passes. Good luck! Contest closes on Monday. Aug. 19th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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    August 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    I left my comment in rafflecopter, but here too, I love to ride the rides, This year though, I am excited to find that Cronut burger.. the Croissant/donut burger that I hear everyone rave about in other cities lol.

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    August 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    I absolutely love the EX! Thanks for the contest 😀

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    August 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    I’m not a ride person, but I go for the atmosphere & some of the odd food.

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    August 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    i love everything been going for 35 years

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    Jillian Christine
    August 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Try new, weird, deep-fried foods! :))

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    August 15, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    I love to check out the food at The Ex. My favourite are the Tiny Tom doughnuts. I look forward to those all year.

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    August 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    sharing wacky food items with friends!!

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    August 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    I definitely love heading to the Food Building and checking out all the different things being offered! Another favorite of mine is checking out all the different exhibits/shows – there’s so much to see and do!

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    August 15, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    I love the food!

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    Jay Tee
    August 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Eat my way through the Food Building!

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    gema kochovski
    August 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Hi!! I’m excited about the contest. I love shopping at the International Buidling!!!

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    August 15, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    I love the animals at the CNE, especially the horses and pigs

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    Colleen C
    August 15, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Just saw that Walk off the Earth is playing – swoon! They are such a great band!

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    August 15, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    I’m with you! My favourite thing about the CNE is the Food Building. I could spend all day there! LOL. The only thing that makes it bittersweet is that the CNE marks the end of summer to me…but that’s ok, I’ll make the ‘bitter’ go away with lots of bacon, and Nutella, and stroopwafels, and Tiny Tom donuts. LOL

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    Natalie T
    August 15, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Playing the midway games!

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    Rachelle T
    August 16, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Definitely the food building, although it’s not as great as it once was.

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    Rashid Sheikh
    August 16, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Evert year Toronto CNE brings so much fun,rides live events for every one…like to go and spend great time with family…

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    Fan R
    August 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Shows and rides are my favs!

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    Alex K
    August 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Checking out the concerts at the CNE Bandshell!

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    Nicole C
    August 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    My favourite thing is to visit the food building and try out as many of the quirky offerings as possible.

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    Erin M.
    August 16, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    It would for sure be the food building…what memories

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    August 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Exploring the midway with my kids and seeing it through their eyes.

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    Shari Kimel
    August 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    My favourite thing to do at the CNE is ride the ferris wheel. I love heights!!! 🙂

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    August 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Running in 10 different directions at the same time in the food building, exclaiming, “I want that, and that, and that, and that!” 🙂

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