It’s THE annual bittersweet sign that the end of summer is near. It’s a Toronto tradition that we always look forward to. No need to ask me twice; I’m ready! I’ve been going to the EX since I was little … we’re talking 5 decades !!
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With so much to see and do at the EX, it’s difficult to pinpoint a single favourite activity. You can pick from:
- and so much more!
I always find the time to see the animals. Who doesn’t enjoy watching the alpacas, llamas, piglets, chicks, calves, goat, and even turkeys? I’ve learned to have patience while parents with their small children have rushed to get the best spot to look at the animals and potentially touch them. I think (almost can guarantee) that I am more of a child than most children when it comes to animals. I LOVE animals! I could watch them all day long, and I always wish I could touch them.
Shopping at the EX is always fun. When I take a little time to shop, I always try to do a walk-through the Shoppers’ Market, the Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Pavilion, the Marketplace, and the Warehouse Outlets [this is where I can do some serious damage to my wallet!]. There are many deals to be had … and many new products to discover too.
This year’s ‘Food to Try’ List is long and adventurous. I’ll admit I’m not too adventurous when it comes to my food. So while I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them pass in front of my eyes, I didn’t actually try any. I’m not brave enough and I’m not embarrassed to say it. I look forward to hearing my daughter’s opinion of them! She definitely doesn’t have a problem trying new food; I can envision her trying a good chunk of this list.
2019 CNE New Foods:
Frozen Cookie Dough Spaghetti, Wasabi Spice Cream, Pickle Pizza, Pickle Lemonade, Tokyo Street Dog, Spicy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bacon Burger, Pho Fries, Unicorn Funnel Cake, Maple Bacon Churropop, Cheesecake Curds, Peeping Pierogi burger, BBQ Chicken Hearts, Mushroom Coffee, Japanese Soufflé Pancakes, Japanese Soufflé Pancakes, Funnel Cake Chicken Sandwich, Smouldering Fire & Ice Bowl, Gluten-Free Viet Burrito, Deep Fried Avocados Tacos, Dragon Fruit Lemonade üsensation, and Haggis Macaroni & Smoked Cheese
What’s special to note, this year, is that you can look forward to the 70th annual Canadian International Air Show! It’s FREE with admission. You can read all about the CIAS one the CNE‘s website; however, the essential point, as CNE explains: “It’s now the largest and longest running Air Show in Canada with more a million people throughout the Greater Toronto Area watching the spectacular aerial display each year.” In my opinion, it’s the Grand Finale to the Finale of the CNE and of summer.