It’s hard to believe, but in three days, Toronto’s beloved summer tradition, the CNE, opens. The CNE, running from Friday, August 21, 2015 to Monday, September 7, 2015, offers many new events for 2015, as well as old favourites such as the President’s Choice SuperDogs, free Bandshell concerts, the Celebrity Chef Stage and the Food Building.
XPogo Stunt Team: Watch the extreme pogo performance team perform flips and tricks on pogo sticks that bounce up to nine feet.
West Coast Lumberjack Show: Lumberjacks compete and showcase stunts including axe throwing, chainsaw carving, underhand chop, pole climbing and log birling on water.
Craft Beer Fest: Choose craft beer from 11 regional master craft brewers during the Food Truck Frenzy from August 28-30, 2015.
Bon Voyage! Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show: Canadian Olympic gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir star in a new Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show at Ricoh Coliseum. You’ll also see a spectacular aerial acrobatic show featuring Karen Goudreault and Dominic Lacasse, aka “The Flag Man,” who has appeared on America’s Got Talent.
RUSH: Parkour Demonstrations: Athletes from Toronto’s Monkey Vault Training Movement Centre will perform Parkour, the sport involving free-running, jumping, climbing and vaulting, through urban obstacle courses and buildings, all set to heart-pumping music.
New at the CNE 2015
The following events are new at the CNE 2015.
The President’s Choice SuperDogs Show
The President’s Choice SuperDogs Show returns to the Enercare Centre for a new blockbuster show, HollyWoof, which celebrates popular movies from Hollywood. The President’s Choice SuperDogs perform Monday to Thursday at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Friday to Sunday at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Concerts at the CNE 2015
Enjoy free concerts at the CNE Bandshell in 2015 including Cody Simpson (Sept. 1), Brett Kissel (Sept. 2), Alan Doyle (Aug. 22), Tokyo Police Club (Sept. 3), Dallas Smith (Sept. 6), America (Aug. 21), Rick Springfield (Aug. 26), Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts (Aug. 29), Chubby Checker (Aug. 25), Leroy Sibbles (Aug. 27), Foghat (Aug. 28) and Monster Truck (Sept. 5).
Food Truck Frenzy
Enjoy internationally-inspired offerings from 23 of Toronto’s trendiest food trucks when the CNE hosts one of Canada’s largest food truck rallies from August 28-30, 2015.
CNE Air Show 2015
The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) returns for its 66th appearance at the CNE in 2015. Featuring The CF Snowbirds, a CF-18 Hornet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Spitfire, the Breitling Jet Team from France, the Air Show takes place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Labour Day weekend beginning at 12 p.m. See amazing demonstrations of aerobatics. The Air Show is free with CNE admission.
Before Aug. 20:
General Adult Admission $14
Ride All Day Pass** $38
**Includes grounds admission and unlimited midway rides.
Aug. 21 – Sept. 7:
General Admission (14-64) $18
Adults 65 + $15
Children (13 and under) $15
Children 4 and under FREE
CNE Family Pass $52
(2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)
Ride All Day Pass $40 (rides only; does not include admission)
Before the CNE:
Online at TheEx.com
At participating Pizza Pizza restaurants (walk-in only)
At GO Transit stations and Union Station
CNE Gift Card Tickets will also be available in major grocery stores within the GTA
During the CNE:
Online at TheEx.com
At GO Transit Stations and Union Station
Onsite at the CNE gates