2023 Air Show. Image of four jets flying close together in formation.

Air Show

The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) celebrated its 74th year with an incredible aerial extravaganza!  The 2023 Air Show featured two headliners, the beloved Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the thrilling U.S. Navy Blue Angels. In addition to these amazing jet teams the show included the United States Air Force F-16 Viper demonstration, the Canadian Forces […]

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A popular annual draw, the CNE Casino presented by PokerStars featured a variety of games including Blackjack, Lucky Ladies, Spanish 21, Hold ‘Em Poker, Hold ‘Em Bonus Poker, Omaha Poker, 3-Card Poker, No Commission Mini Baccarat, Roulette and a private air-conditioned Texas Hold 'Em Poker room.

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Cirque-Tacular Spectacular

The space immediately south of the Enercare Centre’s Hall B was transformed into an animated arena known as Cirque-Tacular Spectacular and featured a Tramp Wall and Aerial Acrobatics! Times: 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm Location: Outside of Enercare Centre Hall B

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Drone Show

Crowds watched the skies transform over the Food Building as they came to life through a colourful and dynamic Drone Show, that was presented by VinFast. This amazing display of light and colour took place every night from August 18 to September 3. Please note: The CNE’s Drone Show’s “start time” may have varied depending on weather […]

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Food Products Day

Food Products Day returned again this year! Individuals were invited to spin the wheel and play games for a chance to win prizes in the Toronto Star Food Building. The exciting games took place on Wednesday August 23rd! Time: 11am Location: Food Building

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Gaming Garage

The CNE’s annual Gaming Garage Festival took place all 18 days of the CNE, and was Sponsored by Intel. Time: 10am to 10pm Location: Enercare Centre Esports Competitions Returning to the Gaming Garage Sponsored by Intel this summer was our exciting esports competitions, with over $22,000 in cash prizes to be won! Individuals had the […]

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HorseCapades A delightful and FREE introduction to horses, the CNE’s interactive horse program CNE HorseCapades is returned again this year and took place during August 3 to August 17 (with the exception of August 5th) from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Designed for the young and the young at heart, HorseCapades swept you away from city life […]

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Kids’ World

Nestled in the west end of the CNE, near the Dufferin Gate, is a wonderful world designed just for kids. Rides for children were conveniently located just next door to Kids’ World. Complete with a playground, onstage entertainment, and a park full of crazy creatures, Kids’ World offerered children endless surprises and lots of fun! […]

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Opening Ceremonies

A colourful ceremonial procession officially opened this year’s Canadian National Exhibition Association. The official ceremony took place in front of the historic Princes Gates at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023. This year’s theme was Celebrating Our Recovery, the theme mirrors that of the 1936 Fair as we came out of the great depression. […]

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Monster Compound Skatepark

Monster Compound

Monster Energy took over Bandshell Park with the exclusive Monster Compound. With multiple daily shows, the Monster Energy Skateboard Team dropped in on their custom halfpipe. Complimentary haircuts were enjoyed by patrons at the Monster Barber Shop, catchy tunes dispersed from Monster’s DJ booth, the chance to try a racing simulators and much more! Times: […]

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Time Flies: Ice Skating and Acrobatics Show

Time Flies, the CNE’s new Acrobatic and Skating Show returned after a long hiatus. World class ice skaters, xtreme skaters and circus artists hit the ice with dazzling performances. Audiences travelled through the last 12 decades with the help of popular songs that have stood the test of time. This high energy show featured special […]

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The Farm

The CNE’s Farm featured interactive exhibits showcasing trends in urban agriculture while at the same time providing an opportunity to meet approximately 100 farm yard animals ranging from piglets to cows, sheep, goats & more!  In Kids’ AGventure, guests could be a farmer for a day, pick apples off a tree, dug for potatoes, milked […]

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Silent Disco

Once a day, CNE visitors of all ages were encouraged to dawn headphones and boogie to music that only they can hear. Headphones were made available to patrons (each of whom required to leave a cash deposit, government issued photo ID, or a credit/debit card, which was returned upon their return). The events took place […]

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Sparking Symphony

Sparkling Symphony

The CNE was excited to announce the new waterfront attraction, The Sparkling Symphony! This water fountain featured a timed laser and water propulsion in the evening which left audiences in awe. With three daytime shows featuring dancing fountains and music and one evening show with lasers and lights, patrons were able to step back and […]

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For more than 40 years, the SuperDogs have entertained millions of people both live and on television with their original, family-friendly productions. More recently their innovative virtual shows and digital shorts have reached a global audience, generating millions of views. This year SuperDogs returned with their new show Barkade! Patrons jumped into the world of […]

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This year Wrestling was introduced at the CNE! Several matches were held at the CNE daily and the wrestling stage was located behind Bronco’s Bar. Times: September 1st to September 4th at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 6pm. Location: Behind Bronco’s Bar

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