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The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is Canada’s largest community event and one of the top 10 agricultural fairs in North America. 

Founded in 1879 as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, 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 performers of the time.    

The name of the fair was changed from the Toronto Industrial Exhibition to the Canadian National Exhibition in 1912, to better represent what the fair had become: A Show Window of the Nation.

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