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The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE or the Ex for short), officially opens on Aug. 15 in Toronto.

>> the not-so scary rides

>> Eating all kinds of weird, fatty and fried foods in the Food Building

>> the classic carnival stuff

>> go to TINY TOM Donuts first

>> the $1 spaghetti

>> for the crapola: All the random crap and cheap deals you find during the warehouse sales.

>> the free concerts with names you may not have heard of

>> go to the “Guess your age and weight” booth right outside one of the entrances to the food building at the Canadian National Exhibition.

CNE: Sizing up visitors with an educated guess

>> the gasp-worthy acrobatics

>> the not-so-glamorous casinos that still manage to take all your money
>> Or the booths where you think you’re saving money by betting $1

>> for all the free samples you get walking around

>> see how pretty everything looks at night

>> working at the Ex was probably one of your first jobs … or your next job

>> the animals are entertaining (dog show, cat show, the farm)

>> for getting all kinds of coupons with your admission ticket

>> Knowing that when the CNE wraps up, you’ve had an awesome summer.

And, … back to real life.




Wynne came out as a lesbian when she was 37 years old. She married partner Jane Rounthwaite in 2005 after meeting her at Queen’s University 30 years prior. They met when Rounthwaite interviewed her for the job of floor proctor.

Public Servant

Before being elected as an MPP for Don Valley West, she was a trustee for Ward 8 on the Toronto District School Board. She also worked as a conflict mediation professional.


When she first ran in Don Valley West in 2003, she was told that a gay woman could not win. She did anyway.


She defeated then-PC leader and now Toronto mayoral candidate John Tory in the riding of Don Valley West in 2007, making him the first party leader to lose a seat in 17 years.

Tory Loses Seat To Kathleen Wynne


Wynne is Canada’s first openly gay premier and Ontario’s first female premier.


Wynne is an avid runner. An Liberal ad from 2013 shows her pounding the pavement hard.


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Hamilton — 13.2%
Greater Sudbury — 13.4%
Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo — 13.8%
Ottawa-Gatineau (Ontario) — 14.6%
Guelph — 14.8%
Thunder Bay (in 2009) — 15.3%
Barrie — 16.6%
St. Catharines-Niagara — 17.8
Toronto — 18.1%
Peterborough — 18.4%
Kingston — 18.9%
London — 20.3%
Brantford — 20.5%
Oshawa — 21.8%
Windsor — 24.7%