Chief executive officer Charlie Johnstone said COVID-19 protocols will be put in place to protect the public.
He said exhibitors invest thousands of dollars and months of preparation to compete. He also mentioned the horse show which is popular with the urban people of the Greater Toronto Area.
The Royal is the first fair and exhibition to announce that it will be open for in-person attendance this year. Hundreds of community fairs and exhibitions are struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.