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Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right).
Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right).
The Princes' Gates in 2005.
The Princes' Gates in 2005.
The Horticulture Building, constructed in 1907.
The Horticulture Building, constructed in 1907.
Direct Energy Centre, Canada's largest indoor exhibition hall.
Direct Energy Centre, Canada's largest indoor exhibition hall.

Exhibition Place is on the Toronto lakeshore, a few kilometers west of the central downtown. Every August the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is held on the grounds, with games and a midway being the primary attraction. The CNE is one of the largest and most successful fair of its kind in the entire North American continent and is an important part of the culture of Toronto and Canada itself. The grounds have been partly protected from further development because of the considerable amount of heritage associated with the annual fair and the many buildings it is held in; several of those buildings are protected. ImageMetadata File history File links ExhibitionPlace. ... ImageMetadata File history File links ExhibitionPlace. ... ImageMetadata File history File links PrincesGates. ... ImageMetadata File history File links PrincesGates. ... Image File history File links HorticultureBuilding. ... Image File history File links HorticultureBuilding. ... ImageMetadata File history File links NationalTradeCentre. ... ImageMetadata File history File links NationalTradeCentre. ... Early CNE midway sign A pair of CNE Magic Passes Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A midway at a fair (commonly an American fair such as a county or state fair) is the location where amusement park rides, entertainment and fast food booths are concentrated. ...

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The Site

Exhibition Place is a large area of land to the West of the downtown Toronto city core. The complex has a variety of buildings, open spaces and monuments. It plays host a very wide variety of activities all-year around. It is most famously known for hosting the annual summer fair: Canadian National Exhibition. The site has also had a long history of having stadiums that been the primary venue for major league baseball and Canadian football teams. Currently under-construction is a new football (soccer) specific stadium. Early CNE midway sign A pair of CNE Magic Passes Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


The site is home to Direct Energy Centre (formerly the National Trade Centre), Canada's largest trade centre, and Ricoh Coliseum, home to the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies. The site plays host to various international events such as the Molson ChampCar Grand Prix Toronto, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, along with many corporate and public trade shows. Ricoh Coliseum is an arena at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Toronto Marlies are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Molson ChampCar Grand Prix Toronto, formerly the Molson Indy Toronto is a Champ Car World Series race held annually since 1986 in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is an annual fall fair in Toronto. ...


The eastern entrance to the Place is marked by the Princes' Gates (a beautiful structure that was named after H.R.H. Edward, Prince of Wales, and his brother, Prince George, who visited in 1927). South of the grounds is Ontario Place, a Government run theme park. Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor; later The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father, George V (1910–36... The Prince George, Duke of Kent (George Edward Alexander Edmund) (20 December 1902–25 August 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son of King George V. He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 to his death in 1942. ... Ontario Place is an agency of the Government of Ontario, an entertainment attraction, located approximately 4 km west of downtown Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario, just south of Exhibition Place. ...


Transit

The grounds are well connected with city and regional public transit systems. There is an commuter rail system connection with the Exhibition (GO Station) on the grounds. Exhibition place is also connected to city transit with the streetcar loop on the Harbourfront line that connects the Ex with the Toronto subway system's Bathurst and Union Station stops. The Exhibition GO Station is a GO Transit railway station on the Lakeshore West line to Hamilton. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... The 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront are streetcar routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. ... Metro is: a general term, synonymous with rapid transit, subway or underground, for an urban underground rail public transit system (see list of rapid transit systems); any of several specific public transport systems, including: Bi-State Development Agency in Missouri and Illinois, d/b/a Metro since 2003 Buffalo Metro... Bathurst is a station on the Bloor-Danforth Line of the Toronto subway. ... Union is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line of the Toronto subway. ...


History of the Grounds

Exhibition Place is probably as old as the the Canadian Nation Exhibition which is held yearly on the grounds, dating back to the 1880s. None of the original buildings survive today, but the oldest buildings are just turning their hundredth anniversary.


The Post World War I Years

Arguably the start of the trend for a new style of architecture was becoming already evident in the construction of the Automotive Building in 1929, the first building that tried to break free of the Beaux Art design common to many of the other buildings on the grounds, mixing clean modern lines with classical ornamentation. Subsequent buildings and structures turned were strikingly modern, and propelled the CNE into an institution design to embody technological progress. 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Second World War

During the Second World War the CNE became Toronto's main training grounds. The CNE fair, and virtually all other non-military uses of the lands ceased. The CNE was not held between 1942 and 1946, when the land and its facilities were turned over to the Department of National Defence as a training ground. After World War II, it was used as a demobilization centre. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Department of National Defence, frequently referred to by its acronym DND, is the department within the government of Canada with responsibility for Canadas military, the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000,000 Total dead...


The CNE would resume again in 1947, as the Canadian military returned the grounds back to its civilian administrators. Soon, the CNE turned away from a provincial, agricultural focus, and moved towards an increasingly modern, cosmopolitan look and feel. 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


The Modernist Movement

Early Exhibition Stadium, 1929, before being destroyed by fire
Early Exhibition Stadium, 1929, before being destroyed by fire

The first opportunity to place a modernist look to the CNE grounds post-war came in 1946, when the third Exhibition Stadium burned down. In its place was built the fourth Exhibition Stadium, a massive concrete construction and monumental cantilevered steel roof was a sharp contrast to the other buildings around it. Image File history File links Cne_OldGrandstand1929. ... Image File history File links Cne_OldGrandstand1929. ...


The modernist trend continued with the construction of other buildings and monuments typifying the modernist style including the Food Building 1954, the Shell Oil Tower 1955, Queen Elizabeth II Building 1957, the Princess Margaret Fountain 1958 and the new Dufferin Gates 1959. The modernist design trend culminated in the Better Living Centre, built in 1962, which came with a distinctive Mondrian-inspired ornament on its roof. Mondrian can refer to: The artist, Piet Mondrian; A stimulus used in research into color perception, particularly color constancy. ...


Recent History

In the early 1970s a permanent amusement park called Ontario Place was built on artificial islands to the south of the Place. Its features are more 'kid-friendly' and based on a more creative sense of fun; it was also home to Canada's famous warship the HMCS Haida until 2003 when it was moved to Hamilton. Ontario Place is an agency of the Government of Ontario, an entertainment attraction, located approximately 4 km west of downtown Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario, just south of Exhibition Place. ... HMCS Haida (G-63) is the most famous ship in the Royal Canadian Navy, having sunk more enemy surface tonnage than any other Canadian ship. ...


In July 2005, the City of Toronto asked for aquarium proposals from private enterprises. The only two respondents, Ripley's Entertainment and Oceanus Holdings, suggested that they would be interested provided the location was closer downtown, or had better transit access and parking. Created by the success of Ripleys Believe it or Not!, Ripleys Entertainment Inc. ...


Exhibition Place is also home to the WindShare wind turbine, and is home to an annual Champ Car race, the Molson ChampCar Grand Prix Toronto, formerly known as the Molson Indy Toronto. Categories: Stub | Cooperatives ... Wind turbine in Luxembourg Horizontal axis wind turbine, the Enercon model E-66 wind energy converter, in Germany. ... Champcar has been the name for the class of cars used in the United States premier open wheel auto racing series for decades. ... The Molson ChampCar Grand Prix Toronto, formerly the Molson Indy Toronto is a Champ Car World Series race held annually since 1986 in Toronto, Ontario. ...


The Stadiums of Exhibition Place

Exhibition Place was also home to Exhibition Stadium, which was built out of the fourth Grandstand by adding two extra wings of seats. The original grandstand had been constructed in the late 1800s and was re-modelled, replaced, or destroyed over the years. It served as home to the CFL's Toronto Argonauts between 1958 and 1988 and the Toronto Blue Jays (AL) between 1977 and 1989. The two teams left for SkyDome (now Rogers Centre) in 1989. After it lost most outdoor concerts to the nearby Molson Amphitheatre at Ontario Place, its usefulness was at an end. Considered an eyesore by some — although architecturally attractive, particularly in the original Grandstand section — the stadium was demolished in 1999 and now serves as parking and allows a more sprawling midway at the CNE. However, on October 26th, 2005, the city of Toronto approved the construction of a 20,000 seat soccer stadium on Exhibition Place land. This stadium will house Toronto FC, a Major League Soccer team set to begin play in 2007 and owned by MLSE, and will be the centrepiece venue for the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship. Original architectural model of the 4th Exhibition Stadium, from 1948 Exhibition Stadium was a stadium that formerly stood on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario. ... Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) East Division (1977-present) Current uniform Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL Pennants (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 East Division titles (5) 1985 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1991 â€¢ 1992 1993 Wild card berths (0) None The Toronto Blue Jays... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rogers Centre, formerly known as (and often still unofficially called) SkyDome, [1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Molson Amphitheatre (commonly called the Amphitheatre) is a semi-enclosed outdoor concert venue in Toronto, Ontario. ... Ontario Place is an agency of the Government of Ontario, an entertainment attraction, located approximately 4 km west of downtown Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario, just south of Exhibition Place. ... Year founded 2006 League Major League Soccer Nickname TBD Stadium BMO Field Coach Mo Johnston Owner MLSE First Game TBD Largest Win TBD Worst Defeat TBD All-time Top Scorer TBD Supporter Groups Red Patch Boys, U-Sector MLS Cup none Supporters Shield none Toronto FC is the name of... Major League Soccer (MLS) is the top soccer league in the United States in the American Soccer Pyramid. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) are the owners and operators of the Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League hockey team and the Toronto Raptors National Basketball Association team in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The FIFA World Youth Championship is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ...


National Soccer Stadium at Exhibition Place(Under Construction)

National Soccer Stadium at Exhibition Place is a currently under construction soccer-specific stadium. It will be home to Toronto FC, the new Major League Soccer (MLS) team in 2007 as well as the Canadian national soccer team. When built, it will be have a capacity of approximately 20,000 people and will be owned by the City of Toronto. National Soccer Stadium is projected to open in the Spring of 2007, coinciding with the start of the 2007 MLS season. The site will be to the south of the 'Food Building', on the site of the former Hockey Hall of Fame. National Soccer Stadium at Exhibition Place is a soccer-specific stadium under-construction located in Exhibition Place in the city of Toronto. ... Columbus Crew Stadium opened in 1999 as the first of a growing number of American stadiums built for soccer Soccer-specific stadium (SSS) is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada. ... Year founded 2006 League Major League Soccer Nickname TBD Stadium BMO Field Coach Mo Johnston Owner MLSE First Game TBD Largest Win TBD Worst Defeat TBD All-time Top Scorer TBD Supporter Groups Red Patch Boys, U-Sector MLS Cup none Supporters Shield none Toronto FC is the name of... Major League Soccer (MLS) is the top soccer league in the United States in the American Soccer Pyramid. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... First International USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, USA; November 28, 1885) Largest win USA 0 - 7 Canada (St. ...


Exhibition Stadium (Now Demolished)

Original architectural model of the 4th Exhibition Stadium, from 1948
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Original architectural model of the 4th Exhibition Stadium, from 1948

The CNE has been host to four grandstands since its inception. The third grandstand, designed by G.W. Gouinlock, was built in 1907 and had a capacity of 16,000. It burned down in 1946, subsequently leading to the construction of the fourth, Exhibition Stadium built in 1948. Designed by architects Marani and Morris, this building was the first of what would prove to be several Modernist buildings built on the CNE grounds, its distinctive and bold cantilevered truss roof dominating the grounds for over 50 years. It initially housed 22,000 people, but was expanded over the years to a maximum of 54,000 in order to accommodate the additional seating required for major professional sports teams who made the Grandstand their home. It became the home base for the Toronto Argonauts football team, and later, to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2197x1297, 1608 KB) Summary Original architectural model of the fourth (and last) Exhibition Stadium, built in the late 1940s. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2197x1297, 1608 KB) Summary Original architectural model of the fourth (and last) Exhibition Stadium, built in the late 1940s. ... Original architectural model of the 4th Exhibition Stadium, from 1948 Exhibition Stadium was a stadium that formerly stood on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Modernism is a term which covers a variety of political, cultural and artistic movements rooted in the changes in Western society at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) East Division (1977-present) Current uniform Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL Pennants (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 East Division titles (5) 1985 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1991 â€¢ 1992 1993 Wild card berths (0) None The Toronto Blue Jays...


In addition to sports, Exhibition Stadium was the stage for many entertainers over the years. Famous comedians who were featured there included Bob Hope, Victor Borge, and Bill Cosby. Similarly, many well-known musical acts made an appearance at the venue, ranging from Duke Ellington, Guy Lombardo, Benny Goodman, The Beach Boys (appearing there 11 times between 1974 and 1990), The Monkees, Sonny and Cher, to Melissa Etheridge, Sinéad O'Connor, Billy Idol and Nine Inch Nails. Bob Hope, KBE, KCSG, (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was a famous British-born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel. ... Victor Borge (January 3, 1909 – December 23, 2000) was a humorist, entertainer and world-class pianist affectionately known as the Clown Prince of Denmark and the Great Dane. ... Dr. William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974), also known simply as Duke (see Jazz royalty), was an American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader. ... Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947 Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian bandleader and violinist. ... February 22, 1964: Benny Goodman at the Tokyo Okura Hotel, at the start of a Japan tour Benny Goodman, born BenÅ‘ Guttman, (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz musician of Jewish-Hungarian descent, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, The Professor, and Swing... The Beach Boys are a pop music group formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961 who are widely considered one of the most influential bands in rock and pop music history. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the year. ... The Monkees were a four-man musical band created for an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Melissa Etheridge on the cover of her album Breakdown Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an American rock musician. ... Sinéad Marie Bernadette OConnor (born December 8, 1966) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... Billy Idol, 2003 Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad on 30 November 1955 in Middlesex, England) is an English hard rock musician. ... NIN redirects here. ...


The Blue Jays left the open-air Exhibition Stadium for the roofed Skydome (now, the Rogers Centre) in 1989. By that time it was recognized that the building was beginning to visibly decay, and was little used in its final decade of existence. Though it was the earliest of the modernist-style buildings on the grounds, it was the only one not to be become a historically listed building. It was finally demolished in 1999. Rogers Centre, formerly known as (and often still unofficially called) SkyDome, [1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ...


The Buildings of Exhibition Place

While the CNE only lasts for a few weeks at the end of the summer, many major permanent buildings and other structures have been built over the years to house specific venues, or to commemorate specific events.


Buildings Overview

In the West Block there are five fair buildings designed by architect George Gouinlock: the Horticulture Building (now leased as a club), the Dominion Government or Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies Building (which has for the past decade hosted Canada's only Medieval Times), the Music Building (occupied by Immersion Studios), the Press Building, and a Firehall. The Ontario Government Building (currently operated and refurbished by the Liberty Grand event corporation) was created in 1926 and is one of the most architecturally stunning structures on the grounds. There are also two bandshells, one of which is an historic building, and a fair-sized park for relaxation. All of these buildings date from close to the turn of the 20th century. Medieval Times locations. ... Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right). ...

The Better Living Centre's Northwest Elevation.
The Better Living Centre's Northwest Elevation.

The Central Block contains the more modern 1950-1960's buildings, which are larger than the fair buildings from the West; the Better Living Centre (a very large exhibition space), the Queen Elizabeth Building (originally the Women's Building but, like the Princes' Gates, was renamed in honour of a royal visit), the Food Building (considered the heart of the CNE experience), and the Halls of Fame Building (which was home to the Hockey Hall of Fame from 1961-1993 and now serves as the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame). There are two large fountains here; the centrally located Princess Margaret Fountain and the southern Shrine Monument Fountain. ImageMetadata File history File links BetterLivingCentre. ... ImageMetadata File history File links BetterLivingCentre. ...


The East Block is dominated by Direct Energy Centre (which hosts large trade shows). Direct Energy Centre has swallowed the two buildings behind it, the Coliseum (recently remodeled and reopened as the RICOH Coliseum) and the Industry Building. The Horse Palace (which adjoins the Coliseum and is used for equine shows and quartering), the Automotive Building (which was once used for car shows but currently hosts the Farm, Food, and Fun exhibits during the annual Ex), the Stanley Barracks Officers Quarters, and the General Services Building are all older exhibition buildings dating from around the 1920s.


The other main gate into Exhibition Place is the Dufferin Gate; it heavily resembles the world-famous St. Louis Arch, but is actually several years older.


Automotive Building

The main entrance to the Automotive Building
The main entrance to the Automotive Building

The Automotive Building was constructed in 1929, designed by local architect Douglas Kirkland. Located immediately inside the entrance to the Princes' Gates on the south side of Princes Boulevard, the building was initially used to display the latest car models to the public. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x703, 118 KB) Summary Taken by user SimonP Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x703, 118 KB) Summary Taken by user SimonP Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... An Evening with Marilyn by Douglas Kirkland Douglas Kirkland (born 1934 in Toronto, Ontario) is a prominent photographer based in the United States. ...


During World War II, this building was the home to Toronto's naval reserve, known as HMCS York. A commemorative plaque to this can be found on the north side of the building.


Its original purpose was arguably superseded in 1973 when the Canadian International Autoshow appeared elsewhere in the city during the spring, closer in time to when new car models appear than in late August when the CNE starts. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


In more recent years of the CNE, the Automotive Building has regularly hosted the "Farm, Food and Fun" displays, which had previously been hosted in the Agricultural Centre across the street. The building is often open for special events during the rest of the year, including an annual clothing show.


Bandshell

The Bandshell
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The Bandshell

Inspired by the Hollywood Bowl, the Bandshell on the CNE grounds was built in 1936. It is situated on the west side of the grounds, and over the years has been host to many famous acts, including Guy Lombardo, Louis Armstrong, The Guess Who, and Joni Mitchell. More recently the likes of Susan Aglukark, Moxy Früvous, and Bob Newhart have played the open air venue. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 1800 KB) Summary Picture of the Bandshell on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition, shot September 1st, 2005, during that years run of the CNE. Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Exhibition Place Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 1800 KB) Summary Picture of the Bandshell on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition, shot September 1st, 2005, during that years run of the CNE. Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Exhibition Place Metadata... Hollywood Bowl opening night 2005. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Guy Lombardo, photographed by William P. Gottlieb, 1947 Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian bandleader and violinist. ... Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901[1] – July 6, 1971) (also known by the nicknames Satchmo for satchel-mouth and Pops) was an American jazz musician. ... The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there as well as abroad in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician and painter. ... Susan Aglukark (Inuktitut syllabics: ᓲᓴᓐ ᐊᒡᓘᒃᑲᖅ), born January 27, 1967, is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose blend of Inuit folk music traditions with pop songwriting has made her a major recording star in Canada. ... Moxy Früvous is a folk-pop/geek-rock band from the Toronto, Ontario area. ... Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. ...


The adjacent park is known as Bandshell Park. It also hosts a carillon on its grounds. The Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, Virginia, USA. A carillon is a musical instrument composed of at least 23 cup-shaped bells played from a baton keyboard using fists and feet (such an instrument with fewer than this number of bells is known as a chime). ...


On August 25, 2003, as part of the CNE's 125th anniversary celebrations, and as part of Kid's Day, a Guinness World Record was set by the Bandshell as Sesame Street's Elmo hosted the largest Hokey Pokey song and dance routine. August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Elmo Elmo is a Muppet on the childrens television show Sesame Street. ... The Hokey Pokey is a participation dance that became popular in the USA in the 1950s. ...


Better Living Centre

The Better Living Centre Building
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The Better Living Centre Building

Another of the classic Modernist buildings on the site, the original purpose of the Better Living Centre was introduce new ranges of consumer goods to the baby boomer generation, making it a "space of encounter between consumer and product". For many people attending the CNE, the building hosted their first encounters with such technologies as colour television, transistor radios or home computers. It also became the place where people would expect to see the latest models of various consumer goods, ranging from vacuum cleaners to kitchen appliances. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2212x1507, 1655 KB) Summary Picture of the modernist Better Living Centre building on the CNE Grounds. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2212x1507, 1655 KB) Summary Picture of the modernist Better Living Centre building on the CNE Grounds. ... Modernism is a term which covers a variety of political, cultural and artistic movements rooted in the changes in Western society at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... The Regency TR-4 shown here is similar in appearance to the original Regency TR-1 model, but the TR-1 has a gold tuning knob and lettering. ... TRS-80 Color Computer II The home computer is a consumer-friendly word for the second generation of microcomputers (the technical term that was previously used), entering the market in 1977 and becoming common during the 1980s. ... Canister vacuum cleaner A vacuum cleaner is a device that uses an air pump to create a vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from carpeted floors. ...


The building's stark modernist architecture, made up of large white forms, a vast flat roof and harsh angles, suited its futurist themes. The building was designed by architects Marani, Morris and Allan and was opened by Toronto mayor Nathan Phillips on August 17, 1964. It was built on the former site of the Manufacturer building, which burned down in 1962. For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Nathan Phillips (1892-1976) was a Canadian politician and popular Mayor of Toronto. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


In recent years, the Better Living Centre no longer serves its original purpose of introducing consumers to the latest and greatest products. Instead it has been divided in two, with one half now devoted to a casino, the other to the Rogers Sportszone, where indoor demonstrations of such things as scuba diving and BMX bicycling are staged. Rogers Communications Inc. ... This racing bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ...


Dufferin Gates

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The parabolic Dufferin Gates

The Dufferin Gates are the western-most pedestrian entranceway to the CNE grounds. Named after Lord Dufferin, the original gate to the CNE grounds was named in his honour, situated at the bottom of Dufferin Street. The original gateway was erected in 1895, and was superseded by a more permanent, ornate Beaux-Arts style triumphal arch built in 1910, and officially re-opened by Lord Dufferin in 1914. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2035x1171, 1586 KB) Picture of the Dufferin Gates on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds, shot Sept 1 2005. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2035x1171, 1586 KB) Picture of the Dufferin Gates on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds, shot Sept 1 2005. ... A parabola A parabola (from the Greek: παραβολή) is a conic section generated by the intersection of a cone, and a plane tangent to the cone or parallel to some plane tangent to the cone. ... Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, (June 21, 1826 – February 12, 1902) was a prominent member of Victorian society. ... Dufferin Street is a north-south route in Toronto and York Region. ...


When Toronto's Gardiner Expressway was built in 1956, the gates had to be demolished in order to make way for the roadway. In their place a modernist-style parabolic arch was erected 50ft south of the previous gates in 1956, designed Philip R. Brock. The current arch is built around a steel frame and concrete, with brick at the base. It is 65ft high and spans 74ft in width. The star decoration that hangs from the top of the arch was added during Canada's centennial celebrations in 1967. View of the Gardiner Expressway, west of downtown Toronto, from the pedestrian overpass at the foot of Roncesvalles Avenue. ... A parabola A parabola (from the Greek: παραβολή) is a conic section generated by the intersection of a cone, and a plane tangent to the cone or parallel to some plane tangent to the cone. ...


A plaque from the Ontario Heritage Foundation commemorating the history of the CNE can be found just inside the gate. The Ontario Heritage Foundation is a non-profit agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture founded in 1975. ...


TTC Route 29, originating at Wilson Station heads down to this entranceway from the Dufferin TTC station. Wilson is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line of the Toronto subway. ... Dufferin is a station on the Bloor-Danforth line of the subway system in Toronto, Canada. ...


Fort Rouillé Monument

See: Fort Rouillé Fort Rouillé was a French trading post located in Toronto, Ontario, which was established around 1750 but abandoned in 1759. ...

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Fort Rouillé Monument

A large obelisk marks the spot where the original French-built Fort Rouillé (also known as Fort Toronto) was erected in 1750 and 1751. Its construction was ordered by the Marquis de la Jonquière, then governor of New France, in order to further establish a French presence in the area, and to intercept the trade of Indians traveling towards an English fur-trading post in present-day Oswego. It was a small palisaded fort with a bastion at each of its four corners, and containing five main buildings: a corps de garde, storeroom, barracks, blacksmithy, and a building for the officers. A drawing[1] purported to date from 1749 shows the fort adjacent to Lake Ontario, whereas today it is situated on top of a small hill a hundred meters or so from the lake's current shoreline. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1712x2288, 1678 KB) Picture of the Fort Rouille monument on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1712x2288, 1678 KB) Picture of the Fort Rouille monument on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. ... Fort Rouillé was a French trading post located in Toronto, Ontario, which was established around 1750 but abandoned in 1759. ... The Luxor obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris An obelisk is a tall, thin, four-sided, tapering monument which ends in a pyramidal top. ... Fort Rouillé was a French trading post located in Toronto, Ontario, which was established around 1750 but abandoned in 1759. ... Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London, England April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 25 - For the last time, New Years Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales. ... New France (French: la Nouvelle-France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River, by Jacques Cartier in 1534, to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. ... Oswego is the name of some places in the United States of America. ... Lake Ontario (French: lac Ontario), bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ...


The fort was abandoned and burned by the French garrison in July 1759, who were retreating from invading English forces. Vestiges of the fort remained for many years afterwards, but the site was graded over and sodded in preparation for the establishment of the nearby Scadding Cabin in 1879.


The grounds were excavated in 1979 and 1980 by the Toronto Historical Board, and again in 1982 by the Youth Committee of the Toronto Sesquicentennial Board. The outline of the original fort has been marked out in concrete around the obelisk. Two commemorative plaques — one in English, and one in French — are attached to the base of the obelisk, placed there by the Ontario Heritage Foundation. To the north a third plaque commemorates the excavation done on the site, and to the west a fourth plaque commemorates a visit to the site by Bertrand Delanoë, mayor of Paris, on September 6, 2003. An anniversary is a day that commemorates an event that occurred on the same day of the year some time in the past. ... The Ontario Heritage Foundation is a non-profit agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture founded in 1975. ... Bertrand Delanoë Bertrand Delanoë (May 30, 1950) ( ) is a French politician, and has been the mayor of Paris since 2001. ... Part of the Paris skyline with from left to right: Montparnasse Tower, Eiffel Tower, and in the background, towers of neighboring La Défense. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The obelisk is surrounded by two cannons and a mortar, dating from the 1850s. Perhaps ironically, they are all British. // Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution...


Press Building

Press Building
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Press Building

Originally named the Administrative Building at its inception in 1905, until 1957 it was home to the CNE Association. In 1957 it was re-named the Press Building and it became the headquarters for the various media that would attend and report upon the annual fair. Additional telephone and press wire equipment was installed to handle the demand placed on it by the media. More recently the building has returned to its original function as home to the administrators of the CNE. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2110x1356, 1622 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Canadian National Exhibition ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2110x1356, 1622 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Canadian National Exhibition ...


This building was designed in the Beaux Art style by architect G.W. Gouinlock, who also went on to design several other buildings on the grounds. A plaque dedicated to Gouinlock can be found on its grounds. It was once part of a formal plaza that originally boasted the Gooderham Fountain, which was also design by Gouinlock, which was replaced by the Princess Margaret Fountain in 1958. In 2005 the building celebrated its centenary. The building has been designated a National Historic site. Tours of the building are available. Beaux-Arts architecture denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, the home territory of this style, which influenced American architecture in the period 1885 – 1920. ...


Princes' Gates

Princes' Gates, 2003
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Princes' Gates, 2003

Often mistakenly called the "Princess Gates", the Princes' Gates were officially opened by two English princes: H.R.H. Edward, Prince of Wales, and Prince George on August 31, 1927, during that year's CNE. They were built to celebrate Canada's 60th anniversary after Confederation, and were originally to be called "The Diamond Jubilee of Confederation Gates", but the name was changed when it was found that the Princes were touring Canada the year of its dedication. First to pass through the gate was a Veterans Parade, a tradition which later became the annual Warriors' Day Parade. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1366, 995 KB) Summary Princes Gates, CNE Grounds, Toronto. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1366, 995 KB) Summary Princes Gates, CNE Grounds, Toronto. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Windsor; later The Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father, George V (1910–36... The Prince of Wales Feathers. This Heraldic badge of the Heir Apparent is derived from the ostrich feathers borne by Edward, the Black Prince. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was the third British monarch using the name Windsor. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... A confederation is an association of sovereign states, usually created by treaty but often later adopting a common constitution. ...


The gates are made of a mix of stone and concrete. The statue at the top of the arch is the "Goddess of Winged Victory", an interpretation of the original Winged Victory of Samothrace, designed by architect Alfred Chapman and carved by Charles McKechnie. In her hand she holds a single maple leaf, a symbol of Canada. There are nine pillars to either side of the main arch, representing the nine Canadian provinces in existence at the time of construction. Flanking the central arch are various figures representing progress, industry, agriculture, arts and science. The gates were designed by the architectural firm Chapman & Oxley in the Beaux-Art style. The Winged Victory of Samothrace The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called Nike of Samothrace, is a marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory), discovered in 1863 on the island of Samothrace (Greek: Σαμοθρακη, Samothraki) by the French consul and amateur archaeologist Charles Champoiseau. ...


During the fall of 1986 the Winged Victory statue was taken down and found to be seriously deteriorating. It was subsequently replaced by a glass-reinforced polymer plastic copy in 1987, designed to withstand the elements for over a century. That same year the gates officially became a listed building under the Ontario Heritage Act. The Ontario Heritage Act allows municipalities and the provincial government to designate properties in the Province of Ontario, Canada as being of cultural heritage value or interest. Once a property has been designated, a property owner must apply to the local municipality for a permit to undertake alterations to any...


The Scadding Cabin

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The Scadding Cabin

This small building, located adjacent to the Fort Rouillé Monument and in the shadow of the wind turbine can be found in the western grounds of the CNE. It is not only the oldest building on its grounds, but the oldest building in Toronto. It was built by the Queen's York Rangers in 1794 on behalf of John Scadding, who served as clerk (essentially, an executive assistant) to the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2244x1372, 2631 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Canadian National Exhibition ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2244x1372, 2631 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Canadian National Exhibition ... This is a list of the oldest extant buildings and sturctures in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The 1st American Regiment was originally raised during the Seven Years War by Robert Rogers and were better known as Rogers Rangers. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Map of Upper Canada (orange) Upper Canada was a British territory in what is now the Canadian province of Ontario. ... John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 – October 26, 1806) was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario plus the shoreline of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior) from 1791-1796. ...


It is a squat, two-storey log cabin with low ceilings, designed to retain the heat from the fire in winter close to its occupants. It is said that John Graves Simcoe, who was over 6ft tall, had to stoop in order to enter the building. Details of cabin corner joint with squared off logs A log cabin is a small house built from logs. ...


Scadding was given a plot of land from what is now just north of Gerrard Street East in the north to the waterfront. The cabin was built close to the Don River, on what is now part of the Don Valley Parkway, just south of Queen Street East. Don Valley Parkway, looking northbound, in typical rush-hour traffic The Don Valley Parkway (often referred to as the DVP or simply as The Parkway) is a controlled-access six-lane freeway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, so named because it runs through the scenic Don River Valley. ...


Scadding sold the property in 1818 to William Smith. In 1879, his son William Smith offered the cabin to the York Pioneers, a local historical society. Around this time someone mistook the information concerning the original owner for the cabin, leading to it being erroneously called "The Govenor Simcoe cabin". The original cabin was disassembled from its original site and rebuilt by the York Pioneers, along with an adjacent cabin made out of new logs, on the current site, just in time for the original Industrial Exhibition in 1879.


John Scadding's youngest son, Henry Scadding wrote an early history of York/Toronto and set the record straight on who the original owner of the cabin was. When he died in 1901, the York Pioneers renamed it "The Scadding Cabin", in honour of this son of the original owner, who had also been a past president of their society. Henry Scadding (July 29, 1813 – 6 May 1901) was a Canadian author and clergyman. ...


The building as it now stands is little changed from its original construction. Apparently an additional 7ft extension that would have appeared to the south of the building was not moved. The second cabin constructed next to it by the York Pioneers was built using wood that was too green, and it was demolished a few years after construction. Over the years some of the timbers have been replaced, and the cabin was remounted on a stone foundation in the late part of the 20th century. Inside the cabin are furnishings appropriate to a house in Upper Canada in the 1830s, and contains some furnishings known to have once belonged to Simcoe. Map of Upper Canada (orange) Upper Canada was a British territory in what is now the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


Shrine Peace Memorial

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Shrine Peace Memorial

This monument, depicting a winged angel holding aloft a laurel crown and standing upon a globe held aloft by female sphinxes, was presented to the people of Canada on June 12, 1930 by the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (better known as the Shriners) as a symbol of peace and friendship between the United States and Canada. It is also meant as "an ongoing reminder that Freemasonry actively promotes the ideals peace, harmony, and prosperity for all humankind"[2]. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2286x1558, 1496 KB) Picture of the Shrine Peace Memorial. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2286x1558, 1496 KB) Picture of the Shrine Peace Memorial. ... The Great Sphinx of Giza, with the Pyramid of Khafre in the background. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... A member of the Syrian Corvettes group of Shriners participates in a Memorial Day parade The Shriners, or Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, are an Order appendant to Freemasonry. ... The Masonic Square and Compasses. ...


The monument was originally dedicated on the final day of a Shriners summit held in Toronto that year. It was dedicated by the Imperial Potentate of the Shrine of North America, Leo V. Youngworth, and formally received by George S. Henry, who was the Potentate of Rameses Temple No. 33 of Toronto. Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King was present at the dedication ceremony and over the radio publicly thanked the Shriners for the gift to the city of Toronto and to the Canadian nation. George Stewart Henry (July 16, 1871-September 2, 1953) was a farmer, businessman and politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Not to be confused with William Lyon Mackenzie, Mackenzie Kings grandfather. ...


The statue was created by sculptor Charles Keck, who was a member of the Kismet Temple of Brooklyn, New York. A bench surrounds the statue, bearing the words "PEACE BE ON YOU", and its response "ON YOU BE THE PEACE", both of which make up the Shrine motto. The statue and bench is surrounded by a circular fountain. An example of Kecks work: A panel in the Nelson Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. ... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...


In 1962 the monument was relocated and re-dedicated at its current location. It was again re-dedicated by the Shriners in 1989. The surrounding gardens and fountain were erected by the Toronto Parks Department, which was re-dedicated to the cause of peace by then Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker on August 20, 1958. John George Diefenbaker, CH, PC, QC, BA, MA, LL.B, LL.D, DCL, FRSC, FRSA, D.Litt, DSL, (September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada (1957 – 1963). ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It is situated immediately south of the Bandshell, and is the focal point of the surrounding rose garden.


Other buildings and structures

The Medieval Times Building
The Medieval Times Building
The Liberty Grand
The Liberty Grand
The Fire Hall
The Fire Hall
  • Direct Energy Centre is the newest building at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada . It has 10 exhibit halls with 1 million square feet of space. It is connected to the Ricoh Coliseum and the Automotive Building. Home to the Toronto International Boat Show, the National Home Show, the One of A Kind Show, and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
  • Coliseum (1922, now part of the Ricoh Coliseum)
  • Exhibition Stadium (no longer extant; originally 1879, fourth and final version demolished 1999)
  • Fire Hall & Police Station was built in 1912 by George W. Gouinlook and used by Toronto Police, Toronto Fire Services and Toronto EMS during the CNE.
  • The Food Building was originally built in 1921, current building dates to 1954
  • The Medieval Times Building in Toronto, Canada was formerly known as Government Building and later as Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Building. it was built in 1912 by architect G. W. Gouinlock, in a similar style to the Horticulture Building.
  • Horse Palace (1931)
  • The Horticulture Building was built in 1907 to replace the Crystal Palace. It is similar in style as the Medieval Times Building, but without the towers at the sides.
  • The Liberty Grand Building is a banquet hall and events theatre building. The Beaux-Art structure was built in 1926 by Chapman and Oxley as the Government of Ontario Building.
  • The Immersion Studio in Toronto was formerly known as Music Building. Built in 1907 by architect George W. Gouinlock for the GTR, CN and CP Railways. It was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1987 and since then restored for private use.
  • Princess Margaret Fountain (1958)
  • The Queen Elizabeth Building was completed in 1957 as the Women's Building. The Exhibit Hall is used year round and the offices were once occupied by the CNE Association and Board.
  • The CNE General Services Building was built in 1912 for Ontario Hydro and now used to house the CNE Archives.
  • Ricoh Coliseum, indoor hockey rink and multipurpose facility. Home to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
  • Exhibition Place Turbine - North America's first urban wind power gereration unit, run by WindShare and built in 2003.
  • CNE Flagpole Erected in 1977, to replace the original flagpole installed in 1930. Atop the CNE Flagpole is a copper ball with a time capsule with materials from the 1930 and 1977 installations. The copper ball was manufactured by James Gow and Company of Toronto, and is the same one that sat atop the 1930 flagpole.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (921x672, 88 KB) Summary The Medieval Times Building at the Canadian National Exhibition, taken by SimonP Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (921x672, 88 KB) Summary The Medieval Times Building at the Canadian National Exhibition, taken by SimonP Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 135 KB) Summary The Liberty Grand at the Canadian National Exhibition, taken by SimonP Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 135 KB) Summary The Liberty Grand at the Canadian National Exhibition, taken by SimonP Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (723x843, 123 KB) Summary The Fire Hall at the Canadian National Exhibition, taken by SimonP Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (723x843, 123 KB) Summary The Fire Hall at the Canadian National Exhibition, taken by SimonP Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free... Ricoh Coliseum is an arena at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Ricoh Coliseum is an arena at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Original architectural model of the 4th Exhibition Stadium, from 1948 Exhibition Stadium was a stadium that formerly stood on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Toronto Police Service (TPS), also known colloqually as T.O.P.D., formerly the Metropolitan Toronto Police, is the local police force for the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Looking East from the CNE Ferris Wheel (National Trade Centre at left, Automotive Building at right). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario was established in 1906 by the provincial Power Commission Act to build transmission lines to supply municipal utilities with electricity generated by private companies already operating at Niagara Falls. ... Ricoh Coliseum is an arena at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... The Toronto Marlies are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Exhibition Place Turbine is a wind turbine operated by WindShare and located on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario Canada. ... Categories: Stub | Cooperatives ...

Transportation

A two car shuttle train (pulled by a tractor) operates during the CNE with stops along two routes:

  • South Route
    • Automotive Building
    • South side of the Midways near bridge to Ontario Place
    • Exhibition Park - west end of the Midways
    • Princess Margaret Fountain
  • North Route
    • Automotive Building
    • Exhibition Park - west end of the Midways
    • next to the Princess Margaret Fountain
    • Kids Midway on the northeast side of the Press Building
    • Food Building north entrance
    • TTC/GO Transit Loop - behind the Horse Palace
    • East entrance of the Direct Energy Centre

Roads and Gates

The roads on the grounds are named for the provinces and territories of Canada:

  • British Columbia Road
  • Alberta Circle
  • Saskatchewan Road
  • Manitoba Drive
  • Ontario Drive
  • Quebec Street
  • Nova Scotia Avenue
  • Nunavut Road
  • Yukon Place
  • Prince Edward Island Cresent
  • Newfoundland Road

Only the Northwest Territories and New Brunswick are not used. Canada Boulevard and Princes' Boulevard are the other names of roads on the grounds.


Other gates in the park outside of Princes' and Dufferin Gates are:

  • British Columbia Gate - formerly Confederation Gate
  • Ontario Gate
  • Newfoundland Gate
  • Manitoba Gate

Demolished Buildings and Attractions

  • Mighty Flyer, a wooden rollercoaster, built in 1953 by Conklin Shows it was a permanent fixture that lasted until the early 1990s.
  • The CNE Electrical Building was built in 1928, about the same time the Coliseum and Automotive Building were being built. The building was demolished in the 1970s, the site is now occupied by the National Trade Centre.
  • The Shell Oil Tower (1955-1986) and was also known as the Bulova Tower. It was demolished in 1986. ([3])
  • Alpine Way - A series of cable cars allowed visitors to view the Ex. The system consisted of four rows of cars (blue, green and red) carrying 4 passengers. The system was taken down in 1996 and placed into storage in 1998.
  • Manufacturer's Building was a building used to used to house exhibits of household appliances, fixtures and furnishings. It burned down in 1962 and was replaced by the Better Living Centre.
  • Women's Building was built in 1957 and renamed Queen Elizabeth Building.
  • Transportation Building was burned down in 1960s and now occupied by Bandshell Park.
  • original Dufferin Gate - replaced by current gate in 1959; previous gates built in 1895

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  • original Food Products Building - built in 1921 and replaced by current building in 1954
  • Gooderham Fountain built in 1910 and replaced by the Princess Margaret Fountain in 1958.

See also

The Toronto waterfront is the lakeshore of Lake Ontario in the Municipality of Toronto, Canada. ... Early CNE midway sign A pair of CNE Magic Passes Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Ontario Place is an agency of the Government of Ontario, an entertainment attraction, located approximately 4 km west of downtown Toronto on the shore of Lake Ontario, just south of Exhibition Place. ...

External links

  • Ontario Plaques - The Princes' Gates
  • Ontario Plaques - Fort Rouillé
  • Ontario Plaques - Stanley Barracks
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Performing arts: Bathurst Street Theatre | Canon Theatre | Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres | Four Seasons Centre | Hummingbird Centre | Massey Hall | Princess of Wales Theatre | Royal Alexandra Theatre | Roy Thomson Hall Bathurst Street Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto. ... The Canon Theatre is one of Torontos live entertainment venues. ... The entrance to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres Interior of Winter Garden Theatre The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Canada. ... Construction and fundraising for the Four Seasons Centre in May 2006. ... The Hummingbird Centre The Hummingbird Centre is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Inside Massey Hall in 1945. ... The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Torontos Entertainment District. ... The Royal Alexandra theatre The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. ... Roy Thomson Hall Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall in Toronto, Canada. ...


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Exhibition Place is on the Toronto lakeshore, a few kilometers west of the central downtown.
Exhibition Place is a large area of land to the West of the downtown Toronto city core.
Exhibition place is also connected to city transit with the streetcar loop on the Harbourfront line that connects the Ex with the Toronto subway system's Bathurst and Union Station stops.
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