Dufferin Gates

Three gates have stood at the north entrance to the CNE. The first, built in 1895, was a wooden structure which stood until the second, metal and brick ornate Beaux-Arts style triumphal arch was built in 1910. It was officially re-opened by Lord Dufferin in 1914, and stood until 1958 when it was demolished to make way for the Gardiner Expressway. The final modernist-style parabolic arch, designed by Philip R. Brock, was then built and stands to this day.  
 

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1908 Historic photo from 1908 - People gathering at the Dufferin Gates, CNE in CNEPeople gathering at the Dufferin Gates, CNE
109 years ago - CNE - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Older wooden Dufferin Gate, Exhibition Place in CNEOlder wooden Dufferin Gate, Exhibition Place
109 years ago - CNE - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Lowering the railway tracks in front of the 1895 Dufferin Street Gates in CNELowering the railway tracks in front of the 1895 Dufferin Street Gates
109 years ago - CNE - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Construction work, Main Gates, Canadian National Exhibition. in CNEConstruction work, Main Gates, Canadian National Exhibition.
105 years ago - CNE - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location
1914 Historic photo from 1914 - Troops leaving CNE WWI camp through Dufferin Gates in CNETroops leaving CNE WWI camp through Dufferin Gates
103 years ago - CNE - 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from 1914 - Dufferin Memorial Gate under guard during World War 1 ( WWI ) in CNEDufferin Memorial Gate under guard during World War 1 ( WWI )
103 years ago - CNE - 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1914 Historic photo from 1914 - Troops at C.N.E. (Canadian National Exhibition) Dufferin gates in CNETroops at C.N.E. (Canadian National Exhibition) Dufferin gates
103 years ago - CNE - 1914
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1914 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - View south on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue (view of 1910 Dufferin St. Gate) in CNEView south on Dufferin Street from Springhurst Avenue (view of 1910 Dufferin St. Gate)
103 years ago - CNE - Wednesday, June 17, 1914
Max temp: 23.3°C - Min temp: 6.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Dufferin St. Gate in full glory with fan and ornaments in CNEDufferin St. Gate in full glory with fan and ornaments
97 years ago - CNE - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - Sunday opening, CNE Dufferin Gates in CNESunday opening, CNE Dufferin Gates
95 years ago - CNE - 1922
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1932 Historic photo from 1932 - Dufferin St. Gate - Busy Factories Bring Better Times - illuminated sign in CNEDufferin St. Gate - Busy Factories Bring Better Times - illuminated sign
85 years ago - CNE - 1932
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1937 Historic photo from Thursday, July 15, 1937 - Railway bridge in front of the C.N.E. Dufferin Gates in CNERailway bridge in front of the C.N.E. Dufferin Gates
80 years ago - CNE - Thursday, July 15, 1937
Max temp: 28.3°C - Min temp: 21.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Monday, November 16, 1942 - Military zone - 15 miles per hour - Crumbling Dufferin Gates in CNEMilitary zone - 15 miles per hour - Crumbling Dufferin Gates
75 years ago - CNE - Monday, November 16, 1942
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Monday, November 16, 1942 - Dufferin Gates with fan, Exhibition Park in CNEDufferin Gates with fan, Exhibition Park
75 years ago - CNE - Monday, November 16, 1942
Max temp: 13.9°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1942 Historic photo from Friday, December 11, 1942 - No centre piece in the Dufferin Gates, Exhibition Park C. N. E. in CNENo centre piece in the Dufferin Gates, Exhibition Park C. N. E.
75 years ago - CNE - Friday, December 11, 1942
Max temp: 2.2°C - Min temp: 0.6°C - 2.3cm of snowfall (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1958 Historic photo from 1958 - Demolition of 1910 CNE Dufferin Gates in CNEDemolition of 1910 CNE Dufferin Gates
59 years ago - CNE - 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1958 Historic photo from 1958 - Demolition of the 1910 CNE Dufferin Gates in CNEDemolition of the 1910 CNE Dufferin Gates
59 years ago - CNE - 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1958 Historic photo from 1958 - Dufferin Street gate decorated for the 80th anniversary of the CNE in CNEDufferin Street gate decorated for the 80th anniversary of the CNE
59 years ago - CNE - 1958
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)