THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION, AUG. 17TH TO SEPT. 3RD, IS 140 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR

The CNE is Canada’s largest annual fair and TORONTO’s family tradition. “Let’s Go To The Ex!” is the well-known slogan for an event that attracts about 1.5-million visitors annually from the city and surrounding communities.

The 18-day fair mixes shopping, rides, games, sports, a casino, midway, agriculture, entertainment, food, and the Canadian International Air Show on Labour Day weekend.  Visit the website – https://theex.com/

AQUARAMA is coming back this year after a 28-year absence, with less nostalgic floats and costumes and more stunts and tricks. <CNE Archives photo>

<Fire Diving on the Midway, 1912-1920>

<The CNE’s new SHELL Oil Tower, 1958>