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The Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) has implemented a range of updated accessibility and inclusivity initiatives, including a new admissions program for CNE 2018.

These initiatives, introduced and announced in 2017, encompass all aspects of the organization, ranging from employment to admissions to customer service. Our new admissions policy is one of six broader policies, which include updating hiring processes and refreshing fair programming.

As announced in 2017, following consultation with stakeholders and the public, the CNEA implemented an admissions policy for the 2018 fair similar to other Toronto attractions, including the Toronto Zoo. Specifically introduced is a 50 per cent discount off regular in-gate purchase admission for people with disabilities who self-declare; Access 2 program cardholders received free admission for their support person. These discounts are applied to in-person, regularly-priced gate purchases only.

To learn more about the Access 2 Program, including specific details on how to apply for an Access 2 Card, payment options, and answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit; or contact Easter Seals Canada for more information at 1-877-376-6362.

To view our 2018 Accessibility Guide, please click here. If you would like to have a hard copy sent to you, please email

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