Working on a piece of history

Paint it Like New! Inc. is working on ALOT of very interesting pieces right now, but we just had to share this piece .

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Here we have a bench that was once part of the grandstand from the CNE! After being rebuilt in 1948 after two previous fires (thats some bad luck) the grandstand was eventually expanded into the Exhibition Stadium.The original grandstand had been constructed in the late 1800s and was re-modelled, replaced, or destroyed over the years. It served as home to the CFL’s Argonauts between 1958 and 1988 and theBlue Jays between 1977 and 1989.

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It is really neat to imagine who was sitting in these seats and think about what they were watching and when! The coolest part though is that it is being resprayed so it can have a new life and more people can have amazing experiences with the bench again.

Stay tuned for photos of the piece when it is done and let us know your favourite CNE memory!

Have a great day guys

By | 2016-10-25T10:21:21+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Paint It Like New|0 Comments