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.

Tip: You can bypass the lineups and save 33% on the CN Tower and 4 other 'must see' Toronto attractions by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS prior to your vacation.

For additional information about the CN Tower and its many attractions visit their official website linked above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • 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

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 4.4 out of 5

5 Star Rating Went with my 4 1/2 year old. It was a busy summer day. 5 minute security line, 20 minute ticket line, 50 minute elevator line. The lines were long, but it was well staffed and everything flowed smoothly. There are amusements along the elevator line which helped keep my son entertained. Staff were cheery, pleasant and especially nice to the kids. Views are amazing on a clear day. My son loved watching planes take off from the island airport. Snacks were pricey but no worse than other tourist sites. LOTS of other reviews complaining about the price but it's clearly stated, so if you don't think it's worth the price and wait, don't go! Personally would never go for myself but it was magic for my son.

Jordan Cohen - 14 days ago

4 Star Rating You get a good view of the city and lake Ontario but if it's not a clear day I would say this is not worth doing. You'll most likely have a long wait if you go in the summer and you won't stay up for very long in comparison. There is a bit where you can stand on glass and go outside (well caged though). I think I enjoyed this tower more compared to the KL tower

Diva Shah - 25 days ago

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Canadian Tourism overview of the CN Tower

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