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A photo of a panda bear laying in a forest

National Geographic

The CNE is proud to host the traveling exhibition National Geographic: The Greatest Wildlife Photographs at this year’s event. For 115 years, National Geographic has pioneered and championed the art of wildlife photography, and captivated generations of audiences with a steady stream of extraordinary images of animals in nature. From the very first such image to […]

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Benjamin Von Wong’s “Turn Off The Plastic Tap”

Benjamin Von Wong is a Canadian artist, activist, and photographer, who is best known for his environmental art installation and hyper-realistic art style. This 25’ x 30’ world-famous art piece visually showcases the harmful effects of plastic usage on our plant and the need for greener alternatives. To witness this thought-provoking installation, visit Hall A […]

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A photo of one of the giant gnomes featured in the entrance of Heritage Court at the CNE.

Nook of Gnomes

A whimsical world of gnomes “meet and greet” CNE visitors as they enter Heritage Court. Legendary spirits known for their small stature and misshapen features, gnomes have been creatures of the earth for centuries. However, at the CNE, the fabled gnomes have grown in stature! Rather than being tiny beings looking up at us, the […]

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Black and white photo of CNE guests on the fairgrounds

CNE Heritage: An Immersive Experience

New to the CNE this year, visitors are invited to travel back in time and walk through the iconic history of the Canadian National Exhibition. This stirring immersive experience will showcase a snapshot of the CNE’s 144 year long history exploring themes like its architectural development, agricultural roots, military history, music and performance, art, manufacturing and […]

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Doorways to the Past

Using the technology of today to explore the CNE experience of the past, the Doorways to the Past project takes us on a CNE journey back in time. Four self-contained installations will be situated throughout the CNE Grounds, with two different experiences featured on either side. Guests are invited to download the AVARA app, hold […]

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A photo of light projections inside the A Trip through 103: Therapy for the Soul exhibit

A Trip through 103: Therapy for the Soul

A Trip through 103: Therapy for the Soul is a truly live kaleidoscope-like mind-bending sensory show in its full vibrancy. This year, the Enercare Centre’s Salon 103 will be transformed into an immersive spatial art experience that will tickle your visual, audio, and imaginational sensors. Voitek Pendrak is an artist, photographer and cinematographer and his […]

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A photo of the Unity Pole outside of the Press Building.

Unity Pole

In early 2017, in celebration of the enormous contribution that Canada’s indigenous people have made to this great land, the CNE commissioned Ojibway artist Kris Nahrgang to create a Unity Pole. Incorporating the traditional medicinal colour palette of indigenous peoples: red, white, black and yellow, embellished with other colours, Kris has created a distinctive 25-foot […]

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Photo of the 2019 Giant Sand Sculpture featuring the Toronto Raptors theme.

Giant Sand Sculpture

The talented artist Karen Fralich will create a massive 100 tonne sand sculpture. This year’s sculpture theme is Farm Animals Having Fun at the Fair! Sand Sculpting Workshop for Kids  Here, children can learn to make their own works of art out of sand at the CNE’s sand sculpting workshops. Everyone must pre-register on-site, and there is a […]

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A photo of the CNE sign lit up at night

CNE Signs

Our iconic selfie-destination is returning to the fair this year! An 8-foot tall CNE sign featuring a Canadian maple leaf returns to the CNE illuminated in all its glory just inside the historic Princes’ Gates. New this year, two smaller CNE Signs that feature our iconic logo will be located inside the Saskatchewan and GO/TTC […]

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Toronto Fire Public Education

The Toronto Fire Services (TFS) are returning this year with their daily fire safety programing. Held at the CNE Fire Hall, TFS will provide fire safety posters, educational brochures, daily raffles, tattoos for kids, and the opportunity to have a photo op with a fire truck! Join us daily at the CNE Fire Hall for […]

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Canadian Armed Forces Interactive Area

The Canadian Armed Forces return to the CNE once again with an interactive area that gives you an all-access pass to military vehicles and life as a troop. Climb aboard military vehicles and discover what our troops experience every day working abroad in this interactive exhibit. Don’t miss the Canadian Armed Forces Band who will […]

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CNEA Membership Exhibit

The CNEA Membership Exhibit Space provides interested CNE Association Members an opportunity to showcase their organization to the visitors of the fair. Learn about what these organizations are all about and what they offer. On several days, you can also learn about the CNE’s heritage with this year’s mini exhibit all about the CNE’s Warriors’ […]

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