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New program created to bring CNE experience into your home

'We’re excited for this year’s lineup of virtual programming (that) ... brings unique experiences to people’s homes, wherever they may be,' says official
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The Little Kitchen Academy is one of the special events planned for those who purchase a CNE Connected subscription this month.

Ontario’s end of summer tradition is returning online again in a new interactive platform that brings the CNE experience right at home.  

The Canadian National Exhibition is introducing CNE Connected, a one-time subscription to access exclusive free and paid online content through to the fall; and in true spirit of CNE fun, there are plenty of prizes to be won including a 10-piece Meyer Cookware set valued at $1,000.
The CNE Connected subscription is $22 (plus HST) and comes with a complementary General Admission ticket to the 2022 CNE (a value of $19.99) – which means membership is equivalent to just $2 to enjoy more than a dozen virtual events and activities from cooking with celebrity chefs to music classes, arts, gaming, yoga, and more!  

There’s also plenty of free programming at to continue the CNE tradition including the President’s Choice SuperDogs shows, skating shows, and a special tribute commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Warriors’ Day Parade.  
The CNE annually attracts more than 1.4 million visitors to its event; however, in light of the City of Toronto’s decision to cancel all permitted large festivals through to September, organizers have been vocal about the financial impact of closing its gates for the second year in a row that has put the fair in a deficit of millions.  
“We want to thank the outpouring of community support from people across Ontario who have shared their fondness for the CNE and connection they have (across generations) to the fair,” said Darrell Brown, CNE Executive Director. 

“We’re excited for this year’s lineup of virtual programming and subscription content, which for the first time enables the CNE to extend our event beyond 18 days through to late fall, and bring unique experiences to people’s home, wherever they may be.  With a free CNE ticket for every subscription, we can’t wait to welcome the public back in-person next year.” 
For more information about CNE Connected and full schedule of events, go to

Here are two examples of CNE Connected offerings.

Chef-Guided Cooking Lessons:
Prepare CNE-inspired dishes created exclusively for subscribers by celebrity chefs including Canada's bestselling cookbook author and TV personality Michael Smith.  

Presented by Meyer Cookware, Chef Michael Smith will take to the CNE Virtual Cooking Stage to guide home chefs with step-by-step instructions to create a delectable Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart and Flaming Peaches that showcase his sustainable approach to cooking.

Little Kitchen Academy:
Try a new dish every week with Food Network star Massimo Capra, restauranteur Matt Basile, and get the entire family cooking with the Little Kitchen Academy (LKA).
Each year, the CNE Farm strives to teach its young visitors about the importance of agriculture, where our food comes from, and the farm-to-table concept. New this year, Little Kitchen Academy will be providing a hands-on class to CNE Connected subscribers from the comfort of their own home!  

Additionally, subscribers will receive a unique discount code to sign up their child for Little Kitchen Academy to further their local food journey.