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 almost 50% 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: 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


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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Rated 4.5 out of 5

4 Star Rating Wonderful place to visit and such a great sunny day to enjoy the views from up there. Loved the experience. The gift shop is a must too. Spent a fortune there!

Hugo Pedro-Martins - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating The CN Tower in Toronto is a must stop when visiting this excellent city. The elevator ride up and down features a see-through floor which is great to watch as you ride. Once at the top, the views of Toronto are hard to beat! I highly recommend having a bite at the 360 restaurant as well. Happy Travels! Timothy OLA Travel & Leisure "Traveling The World, Together"

Timothy Thompson - 29 days ago

5 Star Rating The view from the CN tower is breathtaking, at 1,151 ft you experience Toronto in a different way. The elevator ride is super fast and gets you up there in 58 seconds! Honestly this is a must go to place when visiting Toronto. There's also an Edgewalk tour outside the tower where you're literally outside the tower and walking around the tower! Sadly, this is only during the warmer climate so I wasn't able to take part of it but I definitely will one day!

Erick Tapia - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Your trip will not be complete without a visit to Canada's most recognized landmark. Journey 1135 feet above Toronto to the CN Tower's observation deck. Here you will find 360 degree views of Toronto and the GTA. (On a clear day you can see as far as Hamilton and Niagara Falls). If you can handle it, you can venture onto the glass floor and outside to the balcony! I would never pass on an opportunity to visit the CN Tower! Have fun

Ryan Adelson - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Where: CN Tower, Toronto What: Toronto's main landmark How was it : It was great. We went with family (first timers in Canada) so we thought we'd go big right away ! They were immediately impressed of the structure, the height and the glass floor. No one could get enough courage to step on it, how funny is that. We loved this place. Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 4+ Recommend: you gotta

Discovering Destinations - 3 months ago


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