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Slipping through the CNE’s spectacle

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Spacing associate editor Shawn Micallef wrote about the CNE in this week’s Eye. In keeping with his psychogeographic ways, Shawn wanders through the spectacle and stumbles upon the charming intricacies that make up the world of The Ex. My favourite passage is:

There are other signs around that read, “If you ate today, thank a farmer,” along with nice pictures of the kings and queens from various county fairs. It’s like the Ontario hinterland comes to Toronto. I’m all for it, and I love the connection to the rest of the province. Toronto should do the same, and send out ambassadors to those county fairs with signs that say, “If you enjoyed the economy today, thank Toronto.”