Toronto’s CNE May Close Its Gates Forever If It Doesn’t Get Help Soon
A petition has been started to save the fair.
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is once again struggling to survive after being cancelled for the second year in a row.
According to City Councillor Mike Layton, the 142-year-old tradition could now close its doors for good if it doesn't get help from the government.
Without government support, the 142 year old Canadian National Exhibition Fair could close its gates forever. @LetsGoToTheEX Sign this petition and share. https://www.SaveTheCNE.ca\u00a0 The CNE is an affordable and inclusive Ontario tradition that employs 5,000 people, mostly youth.— Mike Layton (@Mike Layton) 1620993452
"Despite 2 years of cancelled fairs, only the City of Toronto has provided meaningful support to the not for profit that runs the fair. Without support from the province and national government - the fair will close permanently," Layton tweeted.
It's worth noting, that the City of Toronto had previously provided financial support to the CNE in 2020 and is set to do so again in 2021.