A new 1,600-foot-long and 42-foot-high Sky Ride at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto helped drive attendance that GM David Bednar said will exceed last year’s 1.31 million.

“We’re going to be better than last year but I don’t know by how much,” Bednar said.

The CNE, known as “The Ex,” traditionally does not release attendance figures until October, but revenue streams were up.

“Rides are probably up in the range of 8 percent ...

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