TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS the CNE has been cancelled for summer 2021 and is facing permanent closure due to the financial impacts of the pandemic;
WHEREAS the CNE is a much-loved Toronto institution that attracts over 1.5 million visitors annually and holds special significance for many Ontarians young and old;
WHEREAS the CNE generates $128 million in economic activity for Ontario each year, and provides 4700 jobs, primarily to youth, with 20% of summer jobs going to youth with special needs;
THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:
Provide the financial support needed to re-open the gates of Toronto’s beloved CNE in Summer 2022 and beyond.