The rides are being set up, giant stuffed animals are getting unwrapped, and bacon—lots and lots of bacon—is frying in anticipation of Friday's opening of the Ex.
WHERE: CNE Grounds
WHEN: Wednesday morning
WHAT: Though we, like everyone else, are loath to admit it, summer is reaching its inevitable end. With it comes the inevitable end-of-summer tradition, the Ex. It opens Friday, but we got a sneak peek this morning. Along with the rides are, of course, new snacks—and yes, they are just as deep-fried and crazy-sounding as you’d expect. (Bacon-covered funnel cake anyone?) Photos of what’s in store are in the gallery above. The Canadian National Exhibition runs from August 17 to September 3.