Surprising attendance figures for the 2012 CNE


Remember those hot days in August of 2012? Were you among those who spent one of those days of late summer at the CNE grounds? The Toronto Star has reported that the paid attendance for the 18-day CNE of 2012 was 1.3 million, 13 per cent higher than the previous year.  Despite the complaints that some Torontonians express about the fair, which is Canada’s largest, it must be doing many things right to attract such a crowd. Founded in 1879, the Ex is among the top ten in North America. For a review of the 2012 CNE, follow the link:

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Mayor Rob Ford in butter rather than the proverbial “hot oil” at the 2012 CNE

Memories of “Meet me at the fountain.”

The CNE of yesteryears.


The old CNE fountain was a copy of those in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square

Ten suggestions to improve the CNE

Attending the 2011 Ex.

Memories and photos of the Grandstand shows of the 1950s

Postcard views of the CNE from the 1940s

More postcard views of the CNE from the 1940s

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