The CNE has confirmed that it is to reverse a decision made to end free admission for people with disabilities.
The Exhibition revealed on Tuesday that it would change it’s policy on allowing those with disabilities to attend the event for free and start charging them full price, while caregivers would still be allowed in free of charge.
In justifying the move, the CNE said it was in line with policies at other attractions and events in the GTA and that people with disabilities ‘deserve to be treated like everyone else.’
However, the move was met with much criticism and in a statement issued on Thursday afternoon, the CNE said that it had received ”valuable feedback regarding the proposed changes to the admissions policy”
”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 also says that it plans to hold public consultations on the issue in the fall, ”to ensure that all interested voices in the community have an opportunity to help shape the policy going forward.”