It may be cottage season, but when August rolls around, people all over the region can't help but be reminded of the great annual tradition known as the Ex.
What would summer be without the wide variety of entertainment, events, midway rides, games and farm animals? And you can't forget the spectacular three-day air show that caps off Labour Day weekend.
Founded in 1879, the Canadian National Exhibition has a distinguished history and a place in our nation's history. It attracts 1.3 million people every year with its displays, food and entertainment.
The CNE, now in its 132nd year, is North America's fifth-largest annual fair.
During the opening weekend of The Ex this year, visitors faced a mix of conditions. Hot and muggy weather combined with heavy rain and thunderstorms made it difficult to plan an outing. But now in its final week, people can be sure to face one common thing. The heat.
While The Ex is a sign that summer is winding down, temperatures over the next few days will be pushing the 30 degree mark, feeling more like the 40's when you factor in the humidity. A heat alert was issued for the city of Toronto on Sunday and is expected to remain in place for the majority of the week. So if you plan on enjoying the final days of The Ex be sure to stay hydrated and protected from the sun.
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With files from Andrea Stockton