Even though I’m originally from Vancouver, with every new year Toronto feels more and more like home, and there are a handful of new traditions here that I’ve adapted as my own. From Nuit Blanche to yearly pool hopping, there’s always something special to do, but nothing quite beats the magic that rolls into town at the end of August. That’s right, I’m talking about the The Ex.
Growing up in Vancouver we always had the PNE, but for some reason it was never really part of my childhood. Here in Toronto, the CNE is a must for almost much everyone, and it’s a pretty special experience to be able to walk a few blocks away from downtown and end up at an old-timey fairground filled with rides, fun food, and games. My picks this year include the swings and Wild Child’s Kitchen, but in all honesty you really need to head down there and see the sights for yourself! I mean really, is there any better way to finish up an amazing summer?