See What’s in Store for CNE 2015!

It’s that time of the year everyone! CNE (@LetsGoToTheEx) is back for their 137th edition which marks the culmination of a spectacular summer in the city of Toronto. CNE this year will be running from August 21 – September 7, 2015. New and exhilarating attractions join many returning favourites in the 2015 CNE line up including all new Craft Beer Festival in the heart of the Food Truck Frenzy, performances by Olympic Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in a new Acrobatic & Ice Skating Show Bon Voyage!

Luckily enough for me, I was invited to CNE‘s 2015 Media Preview this morning. Here is what was accomplished in 2 short hours =)

Opening Remarks by CNE‘s newly appointed General Manager, Virginia Ludy

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Oh Yes! We were greeted with some yummy goods from Timmies!

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

XPogo Stunt Team – The world’s best extreme pogo performance team makes its CNE debut with a one of a kind, high flying and gravity-defying act. The team performed flips and tricks on next-generation pogo sticks that can bounce up to 9 feet in the air.

Here the XPogo stunt ride jumps over CNE General Manager Virginia Ludy. 

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

SuperDogs – The SuperDogs are back and celebrating all things Hollywood with an excerpt from their brand new blockbuster show, Hollywoof!

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Yate Dance & Acrobatic Team – Performing a special routine with human pyramids and contortion. China’s Yate Dance and Acrobatic Team captivated audiences with their powerful gymnastics and theatrical costumes.
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Parkour Demonstrations – Athletes from Toronto’s Monkey Vault Training Movement Center demonstrated the excitement of free-running, jumping, climbing and vaulting

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

OK so now onto the food =)

Chicken Waffle on a Stick

  • Crispy fried chicken on a stick blanketed in a fluffy waffle and dipped in maple syrup.
  • It’s then sprinkled with icing sugar and a side of Frank’s Red Hot for dipping
  • Served at the West End of the CNE grounds near the Press Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Garlic Snow Crab Fries

  • Seasoned fresh cut fries with house made garlic aioli, fresh snow crab, topped with parsley and dill
  • Served at Jake’s Lobster in the Food Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Corrado’s S&M Burger

  • Fifty Shades of marina sauce! A homemade meatball patty topped with spaghetti, parmesan cheese and Corrado’s famous marina sauce.
  • Spicy chilli toppings are available for those who like it “hot”
  • Served at Corrado’s Authentic Italian at Midway
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Frosted Flake Battered Chicken on a Stick

  • Juicy battered chicken rolled in Frosted Flakes and deep fried to sweet crunchy tenderness
  • Served at Iron Skillet Sirloin Tips in the Food Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Poutine Balls

  • A Canadian staple gets a Bavarian Twist!
  • Buttery mashed potato balls are stuffed with authentic cheese curds, then rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried to a crispy golden brown
  • Once plated, the Poutine Balls are smothered with Bavarian style gravy and even more cheese curds
  • Served at Vienna in the Food Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Deep Fried Rice Pudding (Fran’s Restaurant)

  • Taking comfort food and adding a slight creative twist.
  • Served at Fran’s at the Food Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Donut Milkshake (Fran’s Restaurant)

  • Taking comfort food and adding a slight creative twist.
  • Served at Fran’s at the Food Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Chicken & Waffles & Ice Cream (Fran’s Restaurant)

  • Taking comfort food and adding a slight creative twist.
  • Served at Fran’s at the Food Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese

  • 6 Strips of Bacon weaved around a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with aged cheddar and mozzarella, served with spicy sweet chilli ketchup
  • Served at Bacon Nation at the Food Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Bub’s Bad Boy Burger

  • Spicy Cheese Burger and Honey Garlic fried chicken sandwiched between a Jamaican beef patty with pepper jack cheese, wasabi cucumber, crispy hickory sticks, fresh tomato, sirracha mayo and buttermilk coleslaw
  • Served at Bub’s Badd@ss Burgers at the Food Building
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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Bub’s SUMO Burger

  • The Heavyweight of burgers, this Asian-inspired burger features two beef patties, tomato, lettuce, hoisin sauce, wasabi mayo, wasabi cucumbers, caramelized onions, chow mein noodles on a sesame bun
  • Served at Bub’s Bad@ss Burgers at the Food Building

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Deep Fried Cheesecake

  • Creamy Cheesecake battered and deep fried
  • Served at Pickle Pete’s at Midway

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Baonana Split

  • Soft and fluffy traditional Asian bun, called a “bao”, is filled with hazelnut chocolate, sliced fresh banana. whipped cream, chocolate  & strawberry syrup, topped with a Maraschino cherry
  • Served at Far East Taco at the Food Building

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Bloomin’ Apple

  • Inspired by a classic fair favourite, the blooming onion, this new dessert hybrid is made from a whole apple, sliced and topped with caramel and Nutella in the center
  • Served at Billbrooke Concession at Midway

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Deep Fried Red Velvet Oreo

  • The classic Oreo cookie dipped in red velvet cake batter and deep fried, then topped with cream cheese icing!
  • Served at the Funnel Cake Shop at the Food Building

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

Timbits Poutine

  • A sweet “poutine” made of Tim Hortons Timbits decked out in delicious dessert toppings
  • Luscious combinations include Chocolate Lovers, Birthday Cake, Oreo, Cinnamon French Toast, and Chocolate Salted Caramel
  • Served at Tim Hortons at the Food Building

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Photo Credit: Andrew Ebrahim

CNE runs from August 21 to September 7, 2015. Let me know what foods you guys are looking forward to the most? =)

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