If we can save an airport, we can save CNE.CNE to be canceled for second straight year. Possibly permanently if no source of funding found.
From my limited understanding of the situation, I think the CNE and Exhibition Place are separate entities. As long as there is a demand for it, I would assume the CNE, or at least something very similar (even if under a new name), will continue regardless of the CNE Association's present financial circumstances.Knowing Doug Ford he will raze the place and put up condos.
I remember when "Exhibition Place" was called "Exhibition Park". That changed when they created mostly parking lots for the trade shows.From my limited understanding of the situation, I think the CNE and Exhibition Place are separate entities. As long as there is a demand for it, I would assume the CNE, or least something very similar (even if under a new name), will continue regardless of the CNE Association's present financial circumstances.
I only remember it as the “CNE Grounds”, and I thought the “Exhibition Place” name started at some point in the mid 1970s at the same time CNE Stadium was expanded for baseball and became Exhibition Stadium, though I can’t seem to find any specific mention of that being the case.I remember when "Exhibition Place" was called "Exhibition Park". That changed when they created mostly parking lots for the trade shows.
Ahead of the final long weekend of Canada’s largest fair, organizers are seeing a more than 10 per cent increase in attendance compared to the same time frame in 2019, according to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).
The final long weekend is still ahead, which according to a press release announcing the news typically sees the largest crowds. Part of the draw is due to the Canadian International Air Show that runs, but also as a last “hurrah” before summer ends.
The final tally of attendance won’t be available for a few weeks after the CNE closes Sept. 5, but organizers are confident the figure should be more than 1.5-million attendees, with the hope to reach the record-breaking 1.6-million figure set in 2015.
“Regardless of the final attendance number, 2022 has been a banner year and significant milestone for the CNE in so many ways. We have persevered through two years of closures, recalled our full-time staff and brought back our seasonal staff, partners and vendors. Collectively we’ve put forth a spectacular season,” Darrell Brown, CNE chief executive officer said.
Brown adds, “It’s an incredible comeback story; and the resiliency of the CNE is largely thanks to our patrons who are coming out in droves to show their love and support for the fair. Thank you to everyone who is helping make the 2022 CNE a success — a year that will be forever etched in the legacy of the exhibition.”