Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
Canadian National Exhibition
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2004
Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons
Plaque coordinates: 43.633272 -79.42485
The second half of the 19th century was an era in which technological innovation brought rapid economic progress and social change. The spirit of the age was reflected in an annual fair that first opened on this site on September 5, 1879. Staged by the Industrial Exhibition Association of Toronto, it offered medals and prize money to encourage innovation and improvement in agriculture, manufacturing and the arts. The fair quickly became a popular attraction and a boon to the local economy. A national event since 1912, the CNE continues to showcase Canadian creativity and achievement.
Posted July 28, 2012
Since I can not hope to wander the City of Toronto searching to read the interesting plaques you have here, I am enjoying travelling through the ages on your plaques site..Thank You..I am in my 80th. year, a 6th. generation Torontonian and am learning new stuff every day. For instance there are two years mentioned here that mean a great deal to me. My mother was born April 19, 1912 ~ and her mother (My maternal grandma) was born December 31st. 1879. Coincidental? Or was I supposed to find this plaque...
Joan Byron Hill 28/7/12. Mother's (nee) Purdy, Grandma's (nee) Bell.
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