Going wild at the 2013’s CNE

22 Aug


The glorious CNE has returned to Toronto to add colour, action and gastronomic treats to the late-summer weeks of 2013. It turned out that the 7500-calorie burger was less than advertised, and some of the other gastronomic treats contained too many calories, but the midway remains  wild, animated and colourful. Some Torontonians may ignore the Ex, but any event that attracts over a million visitors in its 18-day run, certainly has something going for it. For those who are younger, the midway is a big part of Ex’s attraction. The rides may not equal those at at more modern amusement parks, but the thousands who flock to them do not seem to care.  

Below are a few of the popular rides of the 2013 Ex.





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To view Home Page:

For links to previous posts about the CNE

Memories of 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

The historic fountain at the CNE that has now disappeared

A post about the sculpture in butter of Rob Ford

Visiting the 2012 CNE

To view previous blogs about movie houses of Toronto—old and new

The Odeon Carlton Theatre

The Revue Theatre at 400 Roncesvalles Avenue

The Cineplex Odeon Varsity Theatre at Bloor and Bay

The “Bloor Hot Docs Cinema” on Bloor Street West

The Vaughan Theatre on St. Clair Avenue

Toronto’s first movie screening and its first movie theatre

The ultra-modern Scotiabank Theatre at Richmond and John Streets

Cineplex Theatre at Yonge and Dundas Streets

The Ed Mirvish Theatre (the Pantages, Imperial and Cannon)

The Downtown Theatre (now demolished) at Yonge and Dundas

The Orpheum Theatre on Queen St., west of Bathurst

The Bellevue Theatre on College Street that became the Lux Burlesque Theatre

Old movie houses of Toronto

The Victory burlesque and movie theatre on Spadina at Dundas:

The Shea’s Hippodrome Theatre on Bay St. near Queen

Attending a matinee in the old movie houses of Toronto during the “golden age of cinema”

The University Theatre on Bloor St., west of Bay Street.

Archival photos of the Imperial and Downtown Theatres on Yonge Street

The Elgin/Winter/Garden Theatres on Yonge Street

The now vanished Avon Theatre at 1092 Queen Street West

To view other posts about the history of Toronto and its buildings:

122 persons perish in the Noronic Disaster on Toronto’s waterfront in 1949

Historic Victoria Memorial Square where Toronto’s first cemetery was located, now hidden amid the Entertainment District

Visiting one of Toronto’s best preserved 19th-century streets-Willcocks Avenue

The 1930s Water Maintenance Building on Brant Street, north of St. Andrew’s Park

Toronto’s architectural gems-photos of the Old City from a book published by the city in 1912

Toronto’s architectural gems in 1912

Toronto’s architectural gems – the bank on the northeast corner of Queen West and Spadina

Photos of the surroundings of the CN Tower and and the St. Lawrence Market in 1977

The St. Lawrence Hall on King Street

Toronto’s streetcars through the past decades

History of Trinity Bellwoods Park

A history of Toronto’s famous ferry boats to the Toronto Islands

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Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Toronto


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