I love going to CNE every year. I've been going ever since I was young. The fondest memory is when my sister and I were little and found a $5 bill on the ground. My mom suggested we buy Tiny Tom Donuts with it and we were so delighted. Surprisingly, the price hasn't changed since then. Another fond memory is playing a gambling game where I bidded on January (my birthday month) and won this huge Tweety bird. And, does anyone remember the days when they featured a tightrope walker who walked on a line from high above? I still remember looking up and seeing him walk. CNE never gets old, I love it to bits.
Taken from the site: "The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest annual community event. Taking place over the 18 days leading up to and including Labour Day, the CNE offers a wide variety of entertainment and events including Bandshell concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, an aerial acrobatics and ice skating show, a dog show, a working farm, parades and a three-day Air Show, all of which are FREE with admission to the CNE. Midway rides and games, wacky fair food as well as international food and shopping are also popular highlights of this major Toronto event. Over the course of its 18 day run, the CNE attracts more than 1.3 million people each year (1.31 million in 2011).
Founded in 1879, the CNE has enjoyed a distinguished history as a showcase of the nation; it was 'the place' where people came to experience the 'best and the brightest' from the latest innovations in technology and commercial products, to the greatest artists of the time. Although the CNE has changed over the years, it continues to be one of Ontario’s great annual traditions. The CNE is currently the seventh largest fair in North America and its audience truly reflects the diversity of Toronto and the region."
Aside from warehouse priced clothing, CNE also has warehouse priced cosmetics. Most are drugstore but they did have a few high end items including Dior and Lancome (some in their old packaging).
Where vendors come from all over the world to showcase and sell their unique items from their home countries. I love browsing through here.
More Warehouse Outlets~
Stitches had quite the selection of clothing (as always).
Time to go home...
On day 2, I went back with my sister.
Shrine Peace Memorial~
"A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where do they build their home?" -Corrina, Corrina (Movie)