Snapshots of Change

Image of two people at the CNE looking at a Ferris Wheel. Image is in black and white

The Canadian National Exhibition Association is pleased to present our newest exhibit Snapshots of Change: The Influence of the CNE on Toronto.

Time & Location 

This exhibit is now closed. 

June 21 to September 29, 2018
Withrow Common Gallery, 200 Princes' Blvd. Toronto, ON M6K3C3

Regular Hours: Thursday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm & Saturday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

About this Exhibit

The Canadian National Exhibition is a mainstay in Toronto's cultural calendar. The nostalgic, the familiar, and the quirky pasts of the CNE all contribute to Toronto's evolving identity.


Through familiar photographs, we recognize the concrete impression the CNE makes on our city. See how the CNE has grown from an agricultural fair to one of the world's largest summer exhibitions. Examine how the changing landscape has complemented the CNE's evolution. Indulge in the rich history of the event's programming. Reflect on the importance of this summer community and its continued presence as a regional influencer.


From the physical space, to what we wear, to how we play, to where we move, the CNE's influence is deep in the heart of Toronto. Join us in uncovering the significance this hidden community has in our city.