by Arti Patel
Originally published: July 6, 2016
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) will no longer provide free admission to people with disabilities.
According to a statement on the Ex's website, the annual event decided to end this service to align their policy with other attractions and events in Toronto and the GTA.
"The individual with the disability will be charged an admission fee, while your attendant will continue to be admitted at no charge," the site states, adding it strives to respect the dignity and independence of all their guests, including those with disabilities.
The current price for general admission for the CNE is $18 and the price for people 65 and over is $15. After 5 p.m. from Monday to Thursday (except Labour Day weekend), general admission drops to $6 for all ages.