In the heights of Toronto
The CN Tower (CN Tour in French) is a characteristic icon of the Toronto skyline and the most popular tourist hallmark in Toronto, attracting more than two million international visitors a year.
The name “CN” originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that started the construction.
At. 553.3 m (1,815.3 ft) tall, the CN Tower is the ninth tallest freestanding structure in the world and the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere.
In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Other wonders include the Golden Gate Bridge and the Empire State Building.
The CN Tower is almost perfectly vertical, with only 2.79 centimeters (1.1 inches) off-center.
The glass-faced elevators travel at 22 kph (15 mph) and reach the observation deck in 58 seconds.
The Glass Floor is at 342m (1,122 ft.)
On a clear day, visitors on the observation deck can see over 160 kilometers (100 miles) – that means you could see Niagara Falls and across Lake Ontario to New York State. The view is amazing.
The 360 Restaurant makes a complete rotation every 72 minutes, giving diners a changing view of Toronto more than 1,000 feet below.
The SkyPod at 447m / 1,465 ft above the city is one of the highest observation platforms in the world (extra admission cost)
- One thing about the CN Tower is that it is not that hard to find. Look up, and you will see it from almost any place in the city.
- It is at 301 Front Street West, between the Rogers Centre – Toronto’s sports dome – and the Toronto Convention Centre.
- The entrance costs about 39 Canadian dollars ($30 CAD) or 30 American dollars ($30 USD)
- EdgeWalk is an extreme adventure, the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 stories) above the ground. It also has an extra cost and is closed during winter.
- If you want to dine at the 360 Restaurant it is recommended that you reserve your spot beforehand.
- You can purchase a Toronto City Pass, which includes 5 top attractions alongside CN Tower with a reduced price and includes entrance to the SkyPod with no extra cost.
*At the moment, the CN Tower remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can visit its page https://www.cntower.ca/en-ca/home.html and be aware of upcoming opening dates.