March 2015

18 Days | 12 Hours per Day | 1.43 Million Visitors 


In a short six months the CNE will open its gates and welcome our guests to experience all of the fantastic food & fun the fair has to offer. Are you ready to deliver excellence, wow visitors & grow your customer base? 

Read below for information on: 
- Pre-Show Marketing Opportunities 
- Electrical Regulations 
- New Site Restrictions 
- & More... 

Keep up-to-date with all the Food Building News


Be sure to visit Food Building Information Kit on the CNE website for key information and Food Building forms. 


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Payment Reminder


A friendly reminder that your second 25% Installment Payment is due March 16, 2015. 


If you have not already done so, please contact your Account Manager to arrange payments. 


Jeannette Mintz | 416.263.3849 |


Please note that late payments are subject to an interest charge of 2% per day.


Thank you for your prompt payments! 


Increase Visitor Traffic to Your Booth

Promote your presence and promotions at the fair!

Use the online teaser card in your newsletters and your customer e-blasts. The writeable information box allows you to advertise your company, location and special CNE promotions!

Click Here to download your Online Teaser Card
Contracted Menu Items 

What's listed on your license agreement is what is allowed to be sold at the 2015 CNE. If it's not approved, it cannot be sold.

The deadline for new food menu items has passed - for more information please contact Jeannette Mintz at or 416.263.3849.

Product Display Controls 

It is important that all related display elements within your leasehold spaces are approved in advance by CNE Management. 

For example ; any food or beverage being displayed in a container or case that directly competes with another concessionaires overall brand presence or concept is strictly enforced.  

If you are introducing something new or require further clarity, please contact 
Jeannette Mintz at 416.263.3849 or

Ecologizers or High Electrical Consumption Equipment

Any new requests for the use of Ecologizers (temporary exhaust hood machines) in the Food Building will be denied. The electrical capacity is at its maximum load.  

Anyone caught bringing in high volume electrical consumption equipment into the building, without the prior approval of CNE Management will be fined.  

All new electrical equipment or appliances must be approved in advance, by the CNE and its dedicated electrical team. 

If you require more information, please contact J eannette Mintz 
416.263.3849 or

PanAM Games Site Restrictions

The 2015 PanAm Games will be held at Exhibition Place between July 1 - 26, 2015 (this time period includes move in / event dates / move out).  Which means access to the Food Building will be restricted.  

Over the next month, we will be contacting you to review your leasehold improvement plans for the 2015 CNE; we want to know whether you will be making any major changes or alterations to your booths.

It is important that you begin reviewing your requirements, based on the Toronto Public Health deficiencies included along with your 2015 License Agreement and any revitalization plans, modifications and/or repairs you intend to make.

This information will help us assess priority access and determine a scheduled move-in date and time for each concessionaire.

Equally, in June; The Honda Indy is scheduled to take place. The Food Building will be closed from June 8 - 15 inclusive due to the track set-up and tear down.

More information will become available, once we have had an opportunity to discuss your plans.
Westin Harbour Castle  
Official Hotel Partner of the CNE

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

Available for arrivals from Aug. 14 - Sept. 9, 2015
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.  

Are you Insured? As a condition of exhibiting, you are required to have insurance coverage of 5 million dollars for your Concession 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. 

Take advantage of the Early Bird Rates before July 14th and Save!