2015 is expected to go down as one of the most successful years in the last decade for the CNE.
Preliminary estimates indicate attendance was up by 10% over last year, when there were 1.43 million visitors.
A final tally won’t be released for a few more weeks at least but organizers are feeling confident this past season will be one of the highest attended since 2004.
“The EX is an end-of-summer Toronto tradition that keeps getting better with each year. We offered incredible shows, stand-out attractions, and very popular Bandshell concerts which were packed to capacity every night. The CNE remains one of the most value-packed entertainment events in the city, and people are recognizing this and responding positively. Combined with great weather and accessibility by transit to our grounds, visitors near and far have come out to enjoy the Fair. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has helped make the 2015 CNE a great success” –CNE General Manager, Virginia Ludy.