In the early 1980s I was living in Toronto. My brother, his wife and two kids came to stay from London, via Newark and Buffalo on People's Express. We rented a lakeside cabin near Gravenhurst and demonstrated a remarkable lack of skill at windsurfing.
A highlight of their visit was a day at the CNE.
I don't think of those times as very long ago, although both those kids now have kids of their own. Just how long ago it is was brought home when I found the film collection of the CNE Archives which has footage near to that time. It can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/CNEArchives or www.cnearchives.com