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Guest Policies

You may not bring alcohol into the CNE grounds. It can be purchased in licensed areas within the CNE.

Bicycles, In-Line Skates & Motorized Self-Balancing Hoverboards/Scooters 
Bicycles, in-line skates and two wheel scooters are not allowed on the CNE grounds during the 18 days of the fair.

Disabled Persons
Toronto, ON – Last year the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) announced a plan to bring its admissions policy more in line with other events and attractions in the City of Toronto for persons with disabilities. Over the last couple of days, CNE customers and members of the broader community have shown considerable interest in, and provided valuable feedback regarding the proposed changes to the admissions policy.

To ensure that all interested voices in the community have an opportunity to help shape the policy going forward, this fall the CNE will be hosting public consultations about the admissions policy for persons with disabilities.  

For the 2016 fair, the admissions policy will remain the same as it has in previous years. Those with disabilities, along with their attendants, will be granted free admission.

“The CNE welcomes this discussion,” stated CNE General Manager, Virginia Ludy. “For 18 days a year, our fair brings together more than 1.6 million people, celebrating everything that is Toronto – diversity and inclusivity. We look forward to engaging with the community.”

The 2016 CNE takes place from August 19 to September 5 at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario.

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You may bring your own food into the CNE. Guests may bring coolers into the grounds, but coolers are subject to search.

Pets on Site
With the exception of Service Dogs, and the President's Choice SuperDogs, furry friends are not allowed on the CNE grounds during the 18 days of the fair. DO NOT leave pets in the car. They will be reported and rescued by CNE Animal Services.

Smoking is allowed on the CNE grounds with the exception of all buildings and within 9 metres of Kids’ World. Please be considerate of other guests when smoking in designated areas.

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