Canadian National Exhibition


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Canadian National Exhibition

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The first Canadian National Exhibition was held in 1879 in Toronto. The fair moved briefly to Ottawa, but it returned to Toronto and was called the Toronto Industrial Exhibition until 1921, when the name was changed to reflect its nationwide appeal. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, about 10 minutes from downtown Toronto, the fairgrounds occupy 350 acres of lawns, gardens, pavilions, and Victorian-style buildings. Events include an air show, a horse show, celebrity appearances, and much more. The Exhibition claims to be the oldest and largest of its kind in the world.
CONTACTS:
Canadian National Exhibition
Exhibition Place
210 Princes Blvd.
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 Canada
416-263-3800; fax: 416-263-3838
www.theex.com
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 53
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