Taking the GO Train to Exhibition Place station is likely the easiest way to get there and back. Bonus: You can buy CNE entrance tickets when you buy your train ticket. This lets you avoid the lines when you get to the Ex.
|Balancing Act ~ Piling Stones at CNE|
|Sand Castles at the Ex ~ Canadian National Exhibition ~ Toronto Ontario|
|Midway Rides at the CNE|
|Swing High, Sweet Chariot ~ Midway, CNE Rides|
|Crossing Lakeshore Road, Toronto|
|Ontario Place Toronto ~ Natural Elements Meet Man-Made Theme Park|
|Small Commuter Train ~ Ontario Place Toronto|
|US Military Show Jets - CNE Air Show Toronto|
|Air Show Toronto Labour Day Weekend CNE - Ontario Place|
Sit on the sand, sit on the large rocks, or bring a lawn chair. Warning: Gazing upward for 4 hours may lead to a stiff neck :-) and it's a little loud when military jets fly past.
Great 180 degree views cannot be beat. Nearby, there is grandstand seating for a small fee.
Another Must Visit at the CNE is the Food Building, located near the GO Train station. Hundreds of long tables and chairs fill the middle of this huge building; Around the perimeter, vendors sell all manner of foods: Italian, Ukrainian, Polish, Middle Eastern, Mexican -- you name it, it's likely here. Not fine dining: This is domain of paper plates and plastic cutlery.
Here's a short video of the fellow balancing the rocks: