For those who have been to other major cities, these towers and lookout buildings may start to seem the same, but in my opinion, the CN Tower is among the nicest looking of these types of structures. It's considered to be the tallest tower in the world (with "Tower" being defined as a building with less than 50% of it being usable space). The glass floor is fun to look down on (or lay on and have your picture taken!). The view of the city and the harbor is nice, although the view of the tower from other areas of the city is equally nice!
Prices vary depending on what you want to do. To see just the Look-out and glass floor it's $22.99, add the SkyPod for $27.99, and for all of that and the movie and theater ride it costs $34.99.
Canada's National Tower. It is 553,33 high and the view on this picture is at 346 metres from the SkyPod. Sky Deck is even higher at 447 metres and is the World's highest man-made observation level, with a nerve-wrecking view.
It is a must visiting the tower while in Toronto. There are 4 glass-faced elevators which take you up to 3 observation decks at the speed of 360 meters per minute . The view from the SkyPod is amazing and from there there is a glass floor observation deck where you can look down to the ground and walk on the glass - if you dare - I didn't ;) You can either stay inside or go outside and enjoy the views from there.
You can then take the elevator even higher up to Sky Deck at 447 meters, where there is not much space to walk and for me it was way too high up, but an amazing experience.
The construction of CN-tower took 40 months and was finished in June 1976.
CN Tower can be seen from just about anywhere in Toronto, and is one of the city's signature landmarks. Unfortunately it was raining on my one and only full day in Toronto, so I decided that with my limited time and visibility it wasn't worth going up for the view.
Regrets aside, I did get some photos of CN Tower when I shot the Flat-Iron as well as from University of Toronto the next morning, when it wasn't raining.
Curiously enough, the name of the tower reminds me of China as CN is the Internet country code for China.
We waited in long lines to take the elevator to the top of the CN tower. Previously, I went to the revolving restaurant and avoided the commotions. They have a glass floor, indoor & outdoor observation floors with a snack bar at the top. For an extra fee we could have taken an elevator further up. Once at the bottom the massive gift shop had just about anything CN you could imagine. I was disappointed that here they gave us discounted tickets to return.
The world's tallest freestanding structure on land, the CN Tower, is standing at 554.3 meters. The elevator ride in it self is an attraction with the glass windows!
Open from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
CN Tower Toronto - Look Out + Glass Floor only
Adult (13-64) $21.49
Senior (65+) $19.49
Visited the CNN tower, Square one and a trip to Niagra Falls.
CN Tower, one of the tallest structures in the world is quite a sight to see. Located in the middle of downtown Toronto and close to Union Station is a "have to see" sight when visitiong Toronto. The Glass Floor is the best thing compared to other tall buildings like the Empire State in NY. Tickets to see the tower are CAN$30 per person. A discount is available for kids under 12.
The hub of Mississauga's City Centre; it's a city within a city with over 360 stores and services, four major department stores (The Bay, Sears, Wal-mart and Zellers), over 40 places to eat, and several community-based organizations. Conveniently located at Hwys. 403 and 10, twenty minutes from downtown Toronto and ten minutes from Toronto Pearson Airport.
We took a trip to Niagra Falls and stayed there overnight at the Four Points Sheraton about 10 minutes from the Falls.As the sun sets and takes daylight with it, a fluorescent halo engulfs the sky around Niagara and signals the start of night. You’ll find yourself in the middle of the excitement as pulsating sounds spill out onto the street from the various nightclubs, creating a vibrant and exciting rhythm for your evening’s entertainment. Comedy clubs fill with patrons looking for a laugh (or many) and first-class live shows take the stage at the city’s two casinos
I live and work close to our very own CN Tower so I have an idea on how many people visit the area everyday. CN Tower is located on Front Street in the heart of Downtown Toronto. It is between Rogers Centre and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you are visiting for the first time, I suggest you purchase a package admission fee wherein you can see everything that the tower has in store for you. The elevator ride will take you to the Sky Pod where you have the chance to appreciate and take pictures of the surrounding Toronto view and Lake Ontario. Proceed to the Lookout Level and Outdoor Observation Deck for a spectacular view. Then here comes the Glass Floor which is the most exciting part of your CN La Tour. Do not be scared see what we have and how it looks like thousand feet down below. Now you can take a break after having the feel of the view of the CN Tower. To do this, you might want to try our simulator ride, the movie about the tower, and end up in our Marketplace where you have to purchase souvenirs that can be found only in Toronto.
This is a landmark. You won't miss it!
Pressed for time, we immediately trekked to the CN Tower in Toronto to get quick 360 degree views of the city. After paying $77 for my two kids and my cousin and myself and 15 minutes later, we got a souvenir of our CN tower experience via a photograph taken by the tower's resident photographer.
It was just like any other big city we've been to so far so I am not so impressed coming from a similar atmosphere. If not for the impending reunion with my relatives at Pickering, near Toronto, we would have gone a bit farther I suppose. But it is a bustling city with imposing buildings and architecture and just like LA with lots of expensive sports cars in the streets!
The city is relatively clean, though some side streets have some rubbish, particularly the ones near the river where our hotel was!
Just imagine... Take the OTIS panoramic elevator at 6m/s with a glass floor to 350 m ! By clear day you have a view to the Niagara Falls located 100 km away ! I have had the pleasure of getting a prive tour led by the senior manager of the CN tower and we had the opportunity to visit the clelar od the restaurant located at the top. I have never seen so many good wines on a so small surface ! Simply amazing !
Pre-book your meal at the top of the CN tower via its website, and you`ll get seperate (and FREE!!) admission to the viewing deck. Food is ok, but the money you save on the admission makes it an average price for a meal, that takes in an unbelievable view.
The thrill really is on doing the jump. Imagine being way up high (it is considered as the world's tallest building at 1,815 feet tall) and all that separates you from the ground is glass (albeit a thick one). They say its made of solid glass that's five time stronger than the required weight bearing standard for commercial floors such that even if you have one the whole town jumping up and down on it the floor still won't break. heck the guide even said it can withstand the weight of 14 hippos! But still, knowing that glass IS breakable at one point or another, will make you hesitate even for a few seconds. After all, should the floor break its a looong drop down for sure! But do try it, it is quite thrilling once you get over the initial fear.
The CN tower is open almost daily but hours of operation depend on the season. Usual operation hours would be 9am-10pm. Rates depend on what you want to experience. If you're only after the observation experience (the look out and glass floor) be prepared to pay about CAD$22 for adults.
the CN tower is Toronto's most popular toursit attraction. this means there will probably be a big line to get to the top. luckily, there are two big elevators, so the line goes prettyfast. it is pretty expensive, but if you eat in the restaurant at the top, you get a free elevator ride up. the restaurant rotates, so you get different views of the city. the view is incredible. i especialy liked the view of the toronto islands. the glass floor is terrifying, in a fun way. you don't realize how high you are, until you look down (you are about 600 meters up). you can walk around the outside (it is enclosed in a net), and it is very windy!! if you let go of a hat, the hat may fly around the entire tower.
CN Tower - go early! 1 1/2 hrs in line at around 12 noon on a Sat. I can't say it was worth the wait, but it was better than the 1 1/2 hr queue for Dumbo at Disney World! It's an affordable way to catch a Blue Jay's game, too (bring binoculars!).
Visible from all over the city, the trip to the top is a borderline tourist trap. The CN Tower is still worth the ride because it rises well above the other buildings of the downtown area. To make the most of the experience be sure to visit only on a clear day.
The CN Tower was an awesome view. We had a beautiful day, very clear. It was so refreshing to go outside up top and feel the wind. It can definitely get very very crowded in July. It is really recommended to get their early. We did not go to the very top, that was another 1 hr wait but the view from the main level was great. Make sure you visit the glass floor. It does give a feeling in your heart when you take that first step but its really neat.