- 2004-0151 (Source: Library and Archives Canada)
Date produced: 1936
R. W. Williamson
Library and Archives Canada list of titled amateur films
"Film depicting people at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto." Library and Archives Canada.
This film is a part of the R. W. Williamson Collection held by Library and Archives Canada.
- Exhibition Palace, Toronto, Ontario (Filming)
R. W. Williamson Collection, Library and Archives Canada
"Opening title reads: "From the Cine library of R. Williamson Jr." This amateur film starts in black-and-white, showing a series of quick shots of: crowds at the CNE; buildings; Ferris wheel and other Midway rides; baboon; young women in frilly dresses on a stage; close-up of the hands of a ticket taker; sign "Ride the Flyer"; point-of-view shots from a wooden roller coaster; more shots of Ferris wheel; views of CNE grounds shot from top of the ferris wheel; close-up of the feet of man on a ride; balloons; poster for the 1936 CNE; and a neon sign at night. This is followed by colour footage of the same approximate time period, showing: statue [of Ned Hanlan]; fountains; huckster; people walking in front of the Food Building; Midway; freak show façades; posters; men speaking into microphones to entice fair-goers into the shows; baboons in costumes; more Midway rides; dancer; children on rides; elephants; children riding on little elephants; more balloons; crowds watching a parade; marching band; people riding on a two-car trolley bus; women and children; more parade scenes; newsreel cameraman Roy Tash filming the parade from the top of an Associated Screen News truck; man with dogs; and more scenes of marching bands. Closes with title "The End"," via Library and Archives Canada.