December 2015

Season's Greetings

At this very special time of year, we would like to thank you for choosing the CNE as your marketing partner in 2015!

All of us join in wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year. 

Record Attendance  

We are thrilled to share that this years fair attracted a more than  1.6 million people over 

The 2015 fair was the most highly attended CNE of this millennium and overall attendance was up 11.61% over 2014. 

Thank you for being part of our most successful year ever! 

Click here to read the full press release. 

Have a New Food Concept You Want to Introduce?  

If the kitchen is your studio, and you find yourself experimenting and creating new ways to serve up a meal - we're looking to hear from you!

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a NEW location, download and review the Food Building Proposal Submission Criteria .

New Lease Term Agreements 

The Food Building Concessionaire Lease Agreements will be based on a 3-year term lease beginning 2016 through to 2018 inclusive. Rates will increase by 2% each year of the term. Additional information regarding pricing fees breakdown will be included in the Lease Term Agreement Package expected to be sent mid-January.

In order to generate the official lease agreements, All Concessionaires that have been invited to participate must complete the Food Building Menu Request Form. This form will be reviewed in detail by Management to ensure that all menu items listed are approved prior to the 2016 CNE. 

If you have or are thinking of introducing New Menu Items, it is important that you note that on the Food Building Menu Request Form as well.

It is important that you list all menu items featured including all beverages being sold (a list of approved Coca Cola products have been listed for your convenience). If you have any beverages beyond what is listed, you are required to list them (i.e. smoothies, lemonade, milk shakes - including the flavours).

It is important to note that ALL PRIVATE LABEL WATER IS PROHIBITED FOR SALECoca Cola is the exclusive beverage provider (carbonated, soda, water, juice) for the CNE. Anyone in contravention of this exclusivity clause will forfeit their rights to participate. 

Anyone wishing to change their existing concept or introduce a new booth proposal altogether must submit a detailed proposal. Th e   Proposal Submission Criteria provides all necessary information to assist you in preparing the proposal - deadline to submit all new proposals is January 25, 2016.


Once all forms are submitted, lease agreements will be created and distributed by mid-January.

Ecologizers - Temporary Exhaust Hoods 

The use of Ecologizers or Temporary Exhaust Ventilation are prohibited in the Food Building, effectively immediately.

All existing concessionaires with these systems have been notified and alternate arrangements are being made.