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Summer in the City Sizzles at The EX

The 2016 Canadian National Exhibition Returns
August 19 – September 5

Following a record attendance year, plans for the 2016 Canadian National Exhibition are well underway
with a legendary line-up to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the iconic Bandshell, along with all-new
attractions and returning favourites.

One of the Great White North’s beloved musical sons, Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and
Bachman-Tuner Overdrive will be rocking the Bandshell on Opening Day to perform his greatest hits.
Music legends Jefferson Starship, Glass Tiger’s Alan Frew, country superstar Dean Brody, East Coast
Rockers The Trews and pop sensation Scott Helman are among the first confirmed acts to grace the
Bandshell this season.

Fanboys and fangirls will trek far and wide to the Exhibition grounds to partake in the CNE’s newest
feature, Star Trek: “50 Artists. 50 Years.” The art exhibit will showcase 50 artists from around the world
commemorating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, including photographs by “Spock” himself, the late
great Leonard Nimoy. Also NEW this year is the CNE Innovation Garage, a showcase of the next
generation of consumer products – reminiscent of when the CNE was a mecca for debuting some the
world’s greatest product innovations and technologies such as the Electric Railway in 1883, Edison’s
phonograph in 1888 and the wireless telephone in 1890. And making a splash at The EX will be an allnew
spectacular Waterfront Show packed with daily programming of wakeboarding and waterskiing
shows, and much more!

And of course, every year foodies mark their calendars for the highly anticipated reveal of the CNE’s crazy
culinary concoctions – as well as the nostalgia of funnel cakes and ice cream waffles.

Buy in advance and save up to 33%*. Advance tickets are available online at, and
beginning July 29 at select grocery stores across the GTA. Visit the CNE website for additional details.

Before Aug. 19: General Admission Pass $14 ($4 savings), Ride All Day Pass** $40 ($20 savings

Aug. 19 – Sept. 7: General Admission $18, Adults 65 & Better $15, Children (5 to 13 years) $15, Children 4 and under FREE, CNE Family Pass $52
(2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

*Savings calculated based on General Admission.
** Includes grounds admission and unlimited midway rides.

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