The National Trade Centre

In Recognition
Exhibition Place Board of Governors
August 1994 – April 1997
Joe Pantalone, Chair, C. Dennis Flynn, Vice Chair
Orrin O. Benn, Robert Bowman, William Bryden, Frederick Eisen, Fred Finlayson, Dennis Fotinos, Mario Gentile, Marshall A. Golden, Eva Gordon, Barbara Hall, Carole Kerbel, Joan King, Sam Kotzer, Kenneth Lantz, David Miller, Maureen Prinsloo, June Rowlands, Sam Sniderman, Richard Stackhouse, Alan Tonks, Paul M. Valenti, J. David Windrim
Peter J. Moore, Chief General Manager
Roger J. Floyd, Project Director, The RPA Group
Cecil S. Holtrop, Project Manager, Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited
Michael O’Malley, Construction Manager, PCL Design Constructors, Inc.
Eberhard Ziedler / Peter Warren, Ziedler Roberts Partnership/ Dunlop Farrow Inc. – Architects
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council
August 1994 – 1997
Alan Tonks, Chairman, Brian Ashton, Maria Augimeri, Ila Bossons, Fergy Brown, Scott Cavalier, Raymond Cho, Gordon Chong, Olivia Chow, Paul Christie, Mike Colle, Caroline DiGiovanni, Frank Faubert, C. Dennis Flynn, Dennis Fotinos, Norm Gardner, Mario Gentile, Lois Griffin, Barbara Hall, Brian Harrison, Roger Hollander, Douglas Holyday, Dave Johnson, Anne Johnston, Norman Kelly, Blake F. Kinahan, Joan King, Marie Labatte, Mel Lastman, Jack Layton, David Miller, Ken Morrish, Howard Moscoe, Frances Nunziata, Dick O’Brien, Peter Oyler, Case Ootes, Joe Pantalone, Maureen Prinsloo, Michael Prue, June Rowlands, Bev Salmon, Judy Sgro, Derwyn Shea, Bruce Sinclair, Joyce Trimmer, Paul M. Valenti
Official Inauguration by
The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario
Chairman Alan Tonks, The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto
Councillor Joe Pantalone, Chair, Board of Governors, Exhibition Place, April 25, 1997. This project was funded under the Canada/Ontario Infrastructure Works Program

“83”
Sculptured by Ronald Baird, Commissioned by the House of Seagram. Location: West side of the Better Living Centre attached to the sculpture “83”
American Elm
Largest and oldest American Elm at Exhibition Place, part of these grounds for over a century, survivor of Dutch Elm Disease, living symbol of strength, resilience and endurance. August 24, 2004. Location: On a rock west of the Press Building.
Bandshell (erection)
Erected by the City of Toronto for the Canadian National Exhibition Association and officially opened by His Worship the Mayor Samuel McBride Esquire, August 28, 1936 K.S. Gillies, MRAIC, Commissioner of Buildings. Location: On the east wall of the Bandshell
Bell, Marilyn
This plaque is dedicated to the honour of Marilyn Bell. A Toronto, Ontario girl who, on Sept 9th 1954 at the age of 16 years, performed the magnificent athletic feat of swimming the full width of Lake Ontario, thus being the first known person to have accomplished this arduous task, of which all Canadians are justly proud. Location: On the concrete base of the lion monument on the south side of Liberty Grand.
Bone, Percy
This tree is planted in memory of the late Percy Bone a dedicated director of the Canadian National Exhibition for many years. Sept. 2, 1973. Location: On a rock on the southwest corner of the Horticulture Building.
British Columbia Fir Flagpole
Which was cut from a tree two hundred and thirty-seven years old and which is one hundred and eighty-four feet high. Donated by Timberland Lumber Co. Limited, New Westminster, B.C. October 22nd 1928. Transported free of charge from New Westminster, B.C. to Quebec by Canadian National Steamships Limited, from Quebec to Toronto by Canadian Steamships Limited, and from the dock to Exhibition grounds by the Toronto Harbour Commission. Erected by the Canadian National Exhibition Ass'n. August 12th 1930. Location: On a cement marker immediately north of the site of the flagpole (the flagpole was removed in 2008).
Carlsberg Carillon
Carlsberg Carillon presented to the Canadian National Exhibition by Carling O’Keefe Breweries August 1974. Made by Royal Eijsbouts-Holland Location: On the east side of the Carillon
Clapsaddle, Jerry
Jerry Clapsaddle. (b.1941) “Shoreline”, 1996. Coloured concrete pavers. Location: On east side of concrete wall on outer stairwell after exiting Galleria, Hall B, Enercare Centre.
Commemorative Employee Bench (9 small plaques)
In Memory Your Colleagues at Exhibition Place Terry Palmateer 1950 – 2011 Debbie Young 1954 – 2011 Mike Sgouraditis 1966 – 2011 Duncan McKenna 1950 – 2011 Linda Newman 1957 – 2012 Richard Bieler 1941 – 2012 John Scott 1949 – 2012 Reggie Langford 1936 – 2013 John Harlowe 1959 – 2015 Location: On the lawn south of the Better Living Centre and east of the Rose Garden
Construction of National Soccer Stadium
The construction of the National Soccer Stadium was completed on April 11, 2007. This project was made possible through investments by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto. Location: On the wall on the northeast side of BMO Field
Delanoë, Bertrand
On the occasion of the visit of his honour Bertrand Delanoë Mayor of Paris, France to celebrate the friendship between Canada and France. Saturday, September 6, 2003 Mario Silva, Chairman Board of Governors of Exhibition Place Location: West of the Fort Rouillé monument