Change in Food Building Hours of Operation

The Food Building Hours of Operation have been updated for the month of June / July. 

Please review the schedules below:
It is required that you check in with Donn Kennedy, Building Superintendent upon arrival and that you sign in/out at all times. 
Contractor Building Access 

All contractors must be accompanied by a Food Building Concessionaire at all times. A contractor may not enter the premise without the Client present. Any Contractor identified on-site without the Client, will be asked to vacate the premise immediately; unless approved in advance by CNE Management. All contractors, clients and their designates must sign in and out at all times.

It is within the rights of the Building Superintendents and CNE Management to remove a contractor from the premise if not accompanied by the Client, at any time and for any reason, without prior permission. For further information, please contact Jeannette Mintz at 416-263-3849 or

Food Products Day 
Deadline to participate: July 4, 2016

Food Products Da y is back at the CNE and set to take over the Food Building on  Wednesday, August 24th  from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm .

CNE guests will 'play and win' or 'spin the wheel'  for a chance to win over $20,000 in small kitchen appliances, supermarket vouchers, along with prizes of up to $20.00 in Food Building "Food Bucks". 
These "Food Bucks" ($10,000.00 in total) will be distributed in envelopes containing either $15.00 or $20.00 in "Food Bucks" which can be redeemed for free food and beverages at participating vendors booths within the Food Building. 
Participating concessionaires will be reimbursed by the Food Building Exhibitor Association fifty cents for each "Food Buck" a guest spends at their booth.  Reimbursement cheques will be issued by the Association within 48 hours from receipt of each vendor ' s final total submission.  Further details to follow.
The "Food Bucks" program encourages CNE guests to purchase additional food from participating establishments. 

Vendors  will not be required to give "actual change" for a purchase under the value of the Food Bucks submitted.  For example:   A guest purchases a slice of pizza and a beverage for $7.50 and gives the cashier $8.00 in "Food Bucks", the cashier will not be required to give .50 change.  Transaction details will be printed on the "Bucks". 

Concessionaires participating in this "Food Bucks" promotion will be provided with professional signage indicating their involvement.  A list of participating Food Building Concessions will be printed on the back of each "Buck",  so it is critical that you return the attached form indicating your desire to participate or opt out of this promotion on or before  July 4, 2016.

Click here to download the Food Products Day Promotion Form 
Food Safety Policies & Procedures 

Food Building Procedures Include:

- All food service operators must provide a listing of all food product suppliers. 

- All food service operators must reveal how food products are being shipped and what measures are being taken to maintain temperature controls during the shipping process.

- All food service operators must have one management employee on staff at the CNE who has successfully completed the City of Toronto Public Health Department Food Handlers Certification.

- All CNE food handlers must complete the CNE Food Handlers Course provided by the City of Toronto Public Health Department or provide documentation of the completion of an equivalent certification program.

All food service operators are required to complete and sign the following documents acknowledging compliance.
The CNE Food Safety Training is a Complimentary Course
All Food Service Concessionaires at the CNE MUST:

1. Be in compliance with Toronto Public Health requirements prior to the opening of the CNE.

2. Operate in compliance with Toronto Public Health requirements at all times.

3. Any infractions identified by Toronto Public Health or the CNE microbiological consultants or its staff must be corrected immediately.

4. Ensure that only properly trained staff in the area of food handling are employed.

5. All food handlers must complete the CNE Food Handlers Course provided by the City of Toronto Public Health Department or provide documentation of completion of an equivalent certification program.

6. Ensure that all staff is in possession of a valid CNE Food Handler Training button or training card issued by Toronto Public Health or a recognized Food Handler Training Certificate. The Food Handlers Training Button is provided at our complimentary Food Safety Training Session.

7. Review key food safety procedures with staff and post in an accessible location the CNE Food Building Handbook on food safety guidelines.

8. Monitor all food operations to ensure compliance with Toronto Public Health requirements.

9. Will ensure the Inspection Notice is posted in a visible location - all notices Conditional or Pass or Closed must be displayed at all times.

10. Ensure that the latest copy of the Food Safety Inspection Report is available for viewing upon request.

11. Monitor all food handlers within their operation to ensure compliance with the expectations for Food Handlers in the CNE Food Building and on the grounds.

12. All food service operators must provide a list of all food product suppliers.

13. All food service operators must reveal how food products are being shipped and what measures are being taken to maintain temperature control during the shipping process.

If you have any questions or require further clarification, please contact:
Jeannette Mintz | 416.263.3849 |
Gilbert Estephan | 416.263.3846 |
Food Building Kit 
Your Guide to the 2016 CNE 

Don't forget to review the Food Building Vendor Kit and submit all Mandatory Forms! 

Food Safety Training Requirements and Presentation Schedule.  

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New move in procedure
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Plan your move-out before you move-in
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Technical Standards and Safety Authority Policies  
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Due June 28 
Review key health & safety information 
Due June 28 
Indicate how your food products are being stored & transported 
Due June 28 
Mandatory acknowledgement form 
Due June 28 
Submit prior to product deliveries 
Due August 2
Order your passes online 
Due June 28 
Help visitors find you on-site and online
Due June 28 
Place your order for stanchions and more!
Due June 28 
Order your Wifi, phone lines & booth cleaning etc.
Due June 28 
Order all of your Coca-Cola products, equipment and signage 
Due July 18
Due July 25 
CNE Avatar 
Let your customers know where you'll be! Contact Marianne at to receive the avatar. 
Request Yours!
Share your CNE specials and promotions. 
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Please submit all forms to or fax 416.263.3863.

Concessionaire forms and information are also available on the Vendor Info section of
Concessionaire Job Fair

When:  August 3rd & 4th 
Time:  11am - 4pm 
Location: Better Living Centre 

Over 60 vendors looking for Team Members that are:
  • Energetic 
  • Customer Service Driven 
  • Able to handle a fast-paced environment 
  • Able to work ALL 18-Days of The CNE  
For more information contact Thomas Lister - Recruitment Manager Summer Staffing Office at or 416.817.8571. 
Westin Harbour Castle
Official Hotel Partner

The Canadian National Exhibition Package includes:
- Luxurious accommodations
- Breakfast for two in the Lobby Café (CAD $10 value)
- Two adult tickets to the CNE (CAD $36 value)

Available for arrivals from Aug. 12 - Sept. 7, 2016 
Rate of CAD $199* per night + taxes (based on availability)


Reserve a Standard Room
Rate of CAD $149* per night + taxes (based on availability)

Click here to book online or call 1-866-716-8101 and reference rate plan CNEPKG for our package or CNESPEC for our room rate only.

*Some restrictions apply. Dates and rates mentioned are subject to availability. Prices are in Canadian funds and do not include taxes and gratuities. Prices based on double occupancy and standard rooms, unless otherwise indicated. Subject to availability at time of booking. Cannot be used with any other promotional offer. On new bookings only. Not valid for group travel. A valid credit card is required to book and is required at check-in. All charges will be the responsibility of the guest.

Important Notice:
** In the event that travel agencies or third party housing bureaus contact you to reserve hotel space through them, please be advised that they are NOT AFFILIATED in any way with the Canadian National Exhibition Show Management, producers of the event. Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Show Management at
Exhibitor Assistance At Hand

The Canadian National Exhibition is pleased to provide our exhibitors access to the highest level of service through our official suppliers who are available to assist you with your requests and needs.

Importing Goods? If you are bringing merchandise into Canada, a customs broker can determine the proper customs tariff classifications, duties and taxes payable for your goods. They will facilitate the clearance of your goods through customs, prepare and file the necessary custom forms and arrange for payment of duties. There is a brokerage fee for this service.

Need to get your products across the border? Our Official Customs Broker - TWI Group - is available to assist. Contact Zaza Vili at or Pat D'Alessandro at for all of your custom broker needs. Visit or call 905.812.1124 for more information.

Are you Insured? As a condition of exhibiting, you are required to have insurance coverage for your booth against theft, damage and personal injury. The CNE has appointed as the recommended insurance contractor for exhibitors. Visit or call 905.695.2971 for details.