10 quirky things you might not know about the CNE

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10 quirky things you might not know about the CNE Toronto CNE LetsGoToTheEx

The CNE is one of the longest running major events in Toronto, and with that deep history comes lots of quirky facts and trivia. From freak shows to modernist architecture, the Ex has been home to an array of fascinating cultural phenomenon over the years.

We tend to forget this diverse history, but that makes it all the more fascinating to recall.The CNE was originally called the Toronto Industrial Exhibition and was founded in 1879 to showcase the latest developments in technology and innovation . Entertainment wasn't its primary raison d'etre until the 20th century.

 

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