Exhibition Place
Exhibition Place
3.5
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These lakefront grounds host more than 100 different fairs and events each year.
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PAUL H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Dont go. What a rip off for parking. However that is not the real problem. Can only pay for parking with a mobile app. Sure enough as I was paying for the parking my credit card info was hacked and immediately used to make fraudulent charges. This is new at the Boat show in Jan 2024 it was still paying at the kiosks. They even had the same staff or more of the staff working in the parking areas standing around doing nothing.
Now my corporate credit card is useless and I have to spend the next two weeks managing my considerable travel expenses using my personal credit cards and go through a cumbersome process to get reimbursed.
I will never again attend a trade show at this facility. What nonsense forcing people to pay with a mobile app.
Unbelieveable.
Wonder how many others this happened too.
Crooks were probably three deep scamming people.
Written 11 March 2024
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newjerseyfamily
Burlington, NJ739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We've come here a number of times to see the CNE, and are now considering other festivals year around. I must say the grounds here are really ideal for a festival. We have always seen clean bathrooms, plenty of places to sit, good air conditioning in the summer, attentive employees. Signs are always clear, parking seems to be fine, though we usually park at whatever hotel we stay and take a trolley in. We look forward to every visit.
Written 7 October 2023
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,543 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I just passed by this place on my way to Fort York. When there is no exhibition or event, all you can see is the gates and some sculptures. If you want to see something interesting, check out the ongoing event prior to departure.
Written 21 August 2023
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AnLil
966 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
In the Liberty Grand dome front steps area are multiple food trucks parked every weekend (12-8 Sat-Sun). Choose from Liberty Grill, Gogi meat, Jerk Bro, The Arepa Republic Venezuelan, Buster’s Sea Cove, Beavertail sweets, and Naansense Fusion, plus more. I recommend Alijandro’s Fawaffle Avo Chicken or vegan original cones ($12, 10). Masks can be purchased ($2) and sanitizer is available for eating on the greens, facing the breakwaters on the other side of Lakeshore. Limited outdoor seating means you should arrive 1:00-1:30 to grab a table. Washrooms are available and entrance is free (payments contactless). Vendors do not sell drinks. Beer is available on site separately for sale. Families should bring tetra drinks, and maybe sunscreen. Entrance off Lakeshore is just West of Ontario Place.
Written 4 July 2020
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Saucysavory
Brampton, Canada1,341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
What an experience! Our trip included the RCMP Musical Ride which was excellent. Beautiful well trained horses moving in unison and other intricate manoeuvres. It was of course very busy at the fair and there is just so much to see. Well groomed animals of all kinds. We couldn’t take it all in. Next year we will plan to spend a bit more time. Taking the GO to Exhibition place made the trip quite easy. Looking forward to next year!
Written 3 November 2019
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AmandaT
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Friday November 1st 2019. My children and I went to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for a second year in a row. We love animals so we enjoy seeing all the different farm animals and that you can get up close and touch most of them. I like the educational aspect and being able to read about the different types/breeds of animals. We watched the Super Dogs Show which we loved and found it very entertaining, we also watched the sheep herding demonstration which was a little slow at times and a bit repetitive, but was great to see once.
We also paid extra for the evening horse show which was also opening night. It was very entertaining and great to watch. We absolutely loved the RCMP Musical Ride! It was amazing and I would definitely watch again!
We ate lunch, which was mediocre and very pricey, especially after paying the entry fee plus the horse show tickets it ends up being a very expensive day out, but not quite worth the money.
We also visited the Pizza Pizza Petting Zoo which my kids really love, but after this visit I will not be returning. I got a very sour taste in my mouth after the owner(I believe) of the petting zoo yelled at my daughter for feeding a few strands of hay to one of the goats. He told her not to do it, which my daughter of course felt terrible and came running back to me feeling awful. But then he proceeds to follow her and then continue his tantrum of why she shouldn’t feed them the hay (which he admits that it is his hay to feed them at night) because we have to pay for the food that they supply. I just spent almost $25 on those cups of food because my kids love the petting zoo so much, to have the owner speak to my daughter as if she is a criminal, telling her if he catches her again he will have her thrown out of the area! Let me be clear she only fed one goat, a few strands of hay. She was not going around feeding multiple animals!!!! And my daughter is 11 years old! She was in tears! An 11 year old girl who adores animals and would never do anything to harm them! This man was more concerned about his wallet being affected than anything else! VERY poor taste, and shame on him! So his need to cause a big scene and feel all mighty and powerful over a child has left us with a poor experience and will not be returning! You spend that kind of money there to be left with that kind of experience, not worth it!
Written 2 November 2019
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Natalie H
Toronto, Canada181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My family and I have been going to the CNE every summer for as long as I can remember. I haven't been to the CNE in the past few years, so I wasn't really sure what to expect from the CNE 2019. This year, there was no more ice skating events to watch, and there were, in a way, less events/programs happening. We only went to the CNE for their shows this time around. The ILL-Abilities Dance Crew was pretty good. The Food Truck Frenzy was okay. Near the Food Truck Frenzy were a few trucks giving away free samples. The Under $6 in the 6 food trucks were disappointing. Thought there would be at least 12 food trucks in the area. The Godzilla, or the activity known as Chill with Zill was disappointing. We thought that there was an actual recreation of Godzilla somewhere near or on the CNE grounds. It was just an inflatable balloon version of Godzilla. Rather it looked like a flimsy dinosaur for children. The Food Building had some coupons to use... though most of the food has become increasingly pricier as time goes on. The Farm was good. Saw baby versions of pigs and turkeys. Saw more variety in the animals. Some of the activities in the booklet seem that there was more to it. In reality, there was barely a section for the activity.

The CNE has gotten worse over the years. I don;t know if the CNE had the ice skating show last year. Or if they had their sand sculpting activity. I don't think I'll be going next year. The CNE is lacking a lot of attraction.
Written 27 August 2019
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River
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Went today.

PROS:
- The rides are pretty straightforward, if you like them usually, you'll like them here.

- The Farm was cool.

- There's a nice little garden area near the farm building that's really nice and a good getaway if you're overwhelmed.

- Lots of variety in food, plenty of food locations everywhere.

- The shop places were interesting.

- Cat show! Woo!

CONS:
- Very crowded depending on the time of day. By extension, lines can get painful.

- A guy threw up near me and it was gross

- The Food Building is kinda hard to navigate

- Very expensive to get ride tickets, actually in general its pretty expensive.

So all in all, its gotta be a thing you're ready for. If you still wanna go after reading this then you'll enjoy this.
Written 25 August 2019
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Gnu
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This year's CNE is a letdown compared to previous years, went on Sat August 24, it's still the same old VENDORS not much better, same games , rides and less entertaintment, more expensive food in a old building that needs to be demolished just like the former Stadium. No desinated smoking areas , the smell of pot in bandshell park and limited food VENDORS. The only highlight was Jan Arden. CNE in dire need a of complete overhaul , can they build a permanent skywheel and how about new food building and a Alpineway 2, less flea market and more tons of fun . Instead of winning stuffed animals how about winning gift cards or food discounts or ride coupons. Skipping next year's visit as it will the same old, not worth another bad review
Written 25 August 2019
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Daniel D
Pluto15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Lifelong race fan here
Free ticket yay
$30 to park boo
30 minutes being harassed at the gate cuz your camera is too good Booooo
Finally get in yay
$11 for a beer or a burger Booo
$6 for a water Boo
1 hr trying to find a spot with a decent view Boo
Best view is from the large TV screens. I can do that myself at home with free beer
Vendors. vendors and more vendors
Everything you need to empty your wallet but barely any decent spot to watch the actual racing.
It was so bad I left after 1 hour. Keep your free ticket, its not even worth that. NFW I would pay to attend this. Overall just a really lousy fan experience.
Written 12 July 2019
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