The 2015 shopping directory for the Canadian National Exhibition was not available as of June 2015, although some warehouse outlet stores plan to return for the 2015 exhibition, the exhibition website states. Some warehouse outlets from 2014 include Bombay, French Connection, London Shoe Comfort, Jean Machine and Bluenotes.
Warehouse outlets provide an opportunity for visitors of the CNE to find bargains on fashion, home goods, beauty products and other items.
The annual Canadian National Exhibition takes place in Toronto, Ontario, at the end of August, running for approximately two and a half weeks. Canada's largest community event is also one of the top agricultural fairs in North America. It was founded in 1879 as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, but the name changed in 1912 to the Canadian National Exhibition to reflect the wide range of offerings.
The CNE has always showcased the latest technological advances in agriculture and industry, such as electric railway transportation, radio, television and virtual reality.
During World War I, the CNE grounds served as a military camp, and soldiers moved out temporarily during the exhibition. During World War II, the grounds once again served a military camp and recruitment center, but the exhibition was suspended for the duration of the war.