The most widely recognized landmark in Toronto, the CN Tower soars high above the surrounding buildings of Toronto's skyline. A marvel of modern engineering and architecture, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
So just how tall is the CN Tower? At 1818 feet the CN Tower was the tallest freestanding structure in the world when it was first completed back in 1975 until 2007 when the Burj Khalifa Skyscraper in Dubai surpassed it.
From the 1136 foot LookOut you will enjoy a 360° unobstructed view of the city of Toronto and the beautiful lakeshore area below. One level down at 1122 feet you may feel your knees go wobbly if you brave a walk on the 256 square foot Glass Floor. At this level you will also experience the Outdoor Observation Area. For an additional charge you can take another elevator up to the 1465 foot level SkyPod, an even higher viewpoint of the city. There is also a theatre currently featuring a 15 minute film called The Red Rocket which takes you on an immersive journey showcasing the electric streetcars that have provided transportation in the city since 1890. For some fine dining with a spectacular 360° view you may want to try the revolving restaurant located above the LookOut at 1151 feet.
If you are really adventurous you may want to try the new EdgeWalk, a thrilling attraction that must be booked ahead. See EdgeWalk at the CN Tower for more details.
At nighttime you can enjoy the spectacular lighting that accentuates the tower from bottom to top. The energy efficient LED lighting is normally red and white to celebrate Canada, but changes on some nights to commemorate or celebrate special occassions, holidays or events. There is also a brief light show at the top of the tower for a few minutes at the top of each hour. Of course, the lighting can be enjoyed from any vantage point in the city that you can see the tower from.
For additional information about the CN Tower and its many attractions visit their official website linked above.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: CN TowerFee: Yes
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
- Monday: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
- Tuesday: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
- Thursday: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
- Saturday: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
- Sunday: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings Observatories
301 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5V 2T6
Phone: +1 416-868-6937
Emily R. Apr-25-2020
The CN Tower is pretty cool. It is like most tall buildings in other towns such as the Empire State Building and Willis Tower. The set up is much the same... Read More
Ryan A. Mar-14-2020
Somehow this has always been in the back of my mind in terms of a must to do...no clue why. Queue tourist trap money grab, but seriously what large tower... Read More
Christine S. Mar-10-2020
Tourist trap alert! It's basically the space needle, but in Canada. With that said, I still had to check it out. Who goes to Toronto and doesn't check... Read More
Accommodations near CN Tower:
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Yonge-University-Spadina||Union Station||8 Minutes|
How to get to CN Tower by TTC Subway
No Bus required. From Union Station walk west along Front Street or exit to Union Train Station and follow the SkyWalk.
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