CN Tower has gotten very expensive. If you want a good night view of Toronto, try Panorama at Bloor and Bay. It's in the Manulife center. It gives you view of the downtown area with CN Tower in it. There is no cover charge on weekdays. But the food and service there is both expensive and crappy so just have a drink and take in the view.
Well, it is a pricey proposition, but if you do as I did and make an evening out of it, you can take your drinking money and spend it on a trip up the CN Tower and become inebriated by the wonderful views!
We ate an excellent dinner at the Horizons Cafe and enjoyed a view of Toronto at night.
Ride to the Skypod cost $18.99
My chicken entree cost $29
Prime rib will set you back $39
A GLASS of wine is $18
A Glass of water is free