The 2020 Canadian National Exhibition Has Officially Been Cancelled

The 2020 Canadian National Exhibition Has Officially Been Cancelled

If you were looking forward to getting your hands on carnival food, then you’ll have to wait until next year. It’s just been confirmed that the 2020 Canadian National Exhibition or “The Ex” as its lovingly referred to has been cancelled.

This is the first time since WWII that the CNE has been cancelled but with the current COVID-19 pandemic we’re all facing, it unfortunately makes sense.

Rumours about the events fate have been circulating for weeks but the news was confirmed on May 12 after an email to event vendors appeared on Reddit.

“Safety always comes first at the CNE, and the decision to cancel our event is the right decision during this critical time to protect the health of all Canadians,” said Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) president John Kiru in an email.

The CNE was supposed to run from August 21 to September 7 but event organizers say that they’re planning to bring the fun of the fair through creative and innovative ways.


Adding salt to wound is the news that the Canadian International Air Show has cancelled its 2020 show which usually takes place annually over Lake Ontario on Labour Day Weekend during the final three days of the CNE.

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