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The Ex is back (whether or not you think Covid is over!)

looking through a window, a pile of corndogs for sale at the ex

young girl trying to hold onto bar and hang there as long as possible, while a young man with a stuffed banana tries to encourage her

people throwing wiffle balls, ball toss game, cne midway

mother and young son at ring toss game, while cne employee sweeps up rings from the ground

two kids eating pizza

young kids at the cne midway watching people on rides, looking up

young men dressed in black lined up along a counter, ball toss game at cne

two people waiting at a veggie corndog vendor, the vendor next to them is advertising pickle lemonade

two kids and two women at a ring toss game, small red rings over the neck of coke bottles

man in dark sunglasses and turquoise shirt, standing in front of wall of giant stuffies, pointing at someone

young girl with fedora, helping to clip large blue stuffie into a stroller

a young muslim boy watches people on a midway ride, cne

an older woman sitting at a crown and anchor betting game at the ex

mother, father, and son plying ring toss game at cne midway

a young woman in black top and blue jeans gets ready to hang from a bar as long as possible in order to try to win a prize

people watching a man hang from a bar

people watching a man hang from a bar

cne midway, a blue wall with a big ad for slushy bear, pastel colour flags on the roof

two men with daughters kneeling on stools, playing water shooter game at cne

buying fries

a young man has his arms around the waist of a woman as they watch at the cne

a young woman waits her turn for a cne midway ride

a man in a booth with the words fear this in yellow on the window, sitting and looking out at the cne midway

people at the ex, midway

people waiting their turn to get on a ride at the cne

people at the cne midway, lining up by ring of fire ride

back of a woman in a white baseball cap and very long turquoise dreadlocks, braids

people on the midway, a man shields his eyes from the afternoon sun

young people at the cne midway

More 2022 CNE photos on a previous post (around and around we go).

Late August in Toronto means that the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE)  is in town.  Today, since Labour Day weekend is upon us and summer is drawing to a close, I thought that I’d post this year’s crop of photos from the Ex.   Food, games, rides, and people watching fun!

evening photo, darkness, bright lights of the signs for curly fries, spiral spuds and fresh cut fries, food for sale at the ex

below: Elsa parades through the CNE grounds

a float in a parade shaped like Elsa from the movie Frozen, passes through the exhibition grounds.

below: Family games

a young boy throws a ball ina Skee Ball game while his sister and parents watch

young man concentrating as he shoots water into a target at a game at the CNE

woman running a game at the CNE, she is surrounded by prizes such as stuffed minions and other animals

woman running a game at the CNE, she is surrounded by prizes such as stuffed minions and other animals

below: An arm down, and just three feet, on number 21

from below, two people riding on the Skyride, an arm hangs over the side, and there appear to be only three feet

below: The excitement (and terror?) of CNE rides.

two young women on a ride at the ex

two young women on a ride at the ex

below: On the Skyride with the CN Tower in the distance

on the Skyride at the Ex, overlooking the CNE below, people walking around, booths selling food such as mini donuts and spiral spuds

below: Riding high above the minions.

two people ride on the Skyride above the midway at the ex, a large minion, stuffed toy prize, hangs below them

Whac-a-mole game prizes on the CNE midway, people

the eyes of a large blue stuffed bear peaking from behind a woman's arm

people walking past games atthe CNE, stuffies hanging from the roofs of game stalls

muslim woman in burka stands by a small tree with a stroller laiden down with parcels and bags, other people at the Ex are in the background

below: Elvis Stoyko carried the Canadian flag at the closing of the ice skating & aerial acrobatics show at the Ricoh Centre.

Elvis Stoyko carries a Canadian flag at the end of the ice skating show at the Ex, some of the crowds in the seats can be seen in front of him

below: Choose a ducky to see what prize you’ve won!

reaching for a yellow rubber ducky with black glasses and bright red lips, ducks are floating in water, a game of luck on the midway at the CNE

below: Beer bottle targets and the mess that results.

rows of empty beer bottles as targets at a midway game of throwing balls at bottles, broken glass below, stuffed animal prizes hanging above

a man with a pool cue playing a game at the CNE midway, with a woman with an armful of large stuffed prizes behind him

below: Rainbow coloured versions of the poop emoji were very popular this year.

a young girl in a hat that is a rainbow coloured poop emoji

below: Some people have more luck than others!

a woman carrying two stuffies and a skateboard, one is a large blue dinosaur and the other is a large pink creature

below: Gathering the spun cotton candy

a man collected cotton candy that is spinning in vats in front of him

two young men sit on stools beside a midway game at the ex while they eat

people around a food vendor at the CNE, fries,

below: Only a few can sleep through the crowds and noise of the Ex!

a baby is asleep in a stroller while the adult bets at a game of chance at the Ex. The baby has a large stuffed brown bear