CN Tower

The CN Tower rises to a breathtaking height above Downtown Toronto providing visitors with spectacular views of the city for miles around

CN Tower at night
CN Tower at night cc licensed photo by Wladyslaw Sojka

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

Fee: Yes

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Address: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada

Phone: (416) 868-6937

Official Website: CN Tower

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaUnion Station8 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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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5CN Tower Star Rating

5 Star Rating We went to the CN Tower in the winter and decided to eat at 360. I’m pretty sure you need reserve lol. Food was a bit pricey, but was absolutely incredible! Staff was kind and welcoming, and the panoramic knew of downtown TO was breathtaking! After, we went to the glass view and the view was gorgeous! As well as the elevator where you can see through the glass and the view of downtown!

Alexander - 3 hours ago

4 Star Rating Required as a tourist. Also, it's a unique view of the city. I went while portions of the lake were still frozen, and I saw incredibly columns of gas forming over the lake. It's cool to see the paths of ships through the frozen lake. Protip: if you go during construction or when weather conditions disallow tourists from entering the top of the tower, you may be able to go to a higher level for free. Also: is the higher level worth it? I honestly don't know. I personally probably wouldn't pay the extra money for it, but it is cool. They have cameras now, but I saw love locks over some of the railings, if you're daring. I'm not sure how long these will last though (metaphor for people who hang love locks?). Anyways, another feature of the higher level is there is a bop that shows you how much the tower is swaying. It's a cool perk, especially if you're into physics.

Taylor Ball - 12 days ago

3 Star Rating I've never been to the CN tower before, and I had been wanting to go. We arrived, there was a line to get in, but it wasn't overly busy downstairs. Once we bought our tickets (our price was complimentary, meaning we got the full excess tickets at regular price but I'm not sure WHY) we went up in the elevator, and then line to go higher was all the way around the tower. So we didn't want to wait an hour to go to the top. But we could outside, which was an incredible view, to be expected, and the lights at night were a sight to behold. My only concern was the construction. We went during a week night, but its busy regardless of the day, and I surely hope the constructing is finished by summer time. I will definitely come again if I ever go back to the big city as the changes might be completed (looks like they plan to build a bar and have seating). I liked the gift shop and the windows and floors were clean. Long wait times to go to the bathroom and to go back down to the ground. I felt irritable and a little hungry but there were no places to buy drinks, or to sit. Overall I'd give this experience a better rating if I were allowed to experience the entire CN tower without everyone having complimentary tickets to the top. The bathroom lines were ridiculous and the construction was a surprise.

Michelle C - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating A must see if you are visiting Toronto the first time. Do visit in the evening hours as then the city lights look awesome. I would recommend buying tickets online if you are planning to visit the adjoining Ripley’s aquarium as well as it is cheaper and this option not available if buying on site. To go up to the top of the tower you have to wait around an hour or so but even from the lower level the view is awesome. The partial glass floor is scary but awesome!! The staff in Red are very helpful and ready to answer all your questions. At the end of visit don’t forget to take a look at your pics which comes in different sizes and packages and not too expensive.

Vikas Kumar - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Visiting CN tower was as amazing experience as it was my first visit to some tower like that from where you can see whole of the town. I can say that you could see best view of Toronto from CN tower but condition is try to go on a today when there are clear skies otherwise you would miss a chance to experience the best views. You could also go to sky edge if you adventurous enough to lean down from the edge of the tower and could see the Toronto clearly while leaning, you can also walk on the edge of the CN tower in this. The normal ticket of CN tower gives you option to go to CN tower's sky walk too which in summers is open and provides you 360 degree panoramic view of Toronto. Also you can opt for complete city pass too which includes CN tower ticket as well and you have to view all of the things in 9 days once you have started using it. You can see in evening the perfect view of sunset on lake Ontario. So must go to CN tower if you are visiting Toronto.

deepak jain - 1 month ago

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