A colourful ceremonial procession today will launch the 136th year of the Canadian National Exhibition.
The official ceremony takes place in front of the historic Princes' Gates in Toronto. C-N-E officials say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will be among the guests for the opening ceremonies
This year's event will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. Participants in a procession are to include First world War re-enactors and the band of the Royal Regiment of Canada
The C-N-E Grounds were used as a military camp from 1914 to 1916.
Among the new over-the-top food offerings at this year's fair will be butter coffee, liquid nitrogen sorbets, and chocolate fried chicken.
The EX runs until September 1.