The Ex dealt with a few notable issues this year, including people trying to sell fake tickets to the public, patrons falling ill after eating the much-promoted cronut burger, the closure of two food vendors for food safety violations, and the presence of some $1 million worth of counterfeit goods.
"We've had a few challenges this year," said CNE general manager David Bednar, when speaking to CBC News on Monday.
"Let's face it — it hasn't been an easy year on a number of fronts. But I think the people of the GTA and the area have really shown a remarkable affection for the event."
The Ex closes its gates at 9 p.m. on Monday.
The annual festival typically draws 1 million visitors during its end-of-summer run.