- Jul 9, 2007
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You’re right. My childhood memory placed it as running all August, but I could only find this on the 3 week mark: “It opened on September 3, 1879, and lasted for three weeks (Sundays excepted)”. It seems like a waste of civic space to only see most of the grounds used for 18 days a year plus Indy. Even the Royal Winter Fair is confined to a small portion of the grounds. Why not strive for something much more permanent and usable all year? Make the Ex grounds more of a year-round park that could still be occupied with the carnie rides temporarily.No, it didn't.
Go back all the way to the 1950s, the CNE never had a run much greater than 3 weeks and was as little as 15 days some years.
It was never all-summer.
It also seems that if the province wants to make Ontario Place a hit, people shouldn’t have to hike from the Ontario Line station and cross a bridge to reach it. The city and province should really be working together on this, because the end user doesn’t care about jurisdiction.