not really a trap but...'tourist'ic: I didn't miss a visit on the CN Tower but I missed a pic of it because... too touristic... which is an example of inexperience and of stubbornness...
in the pic a view from up there...
the CN Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers together with the Ostankino Tower at Moscow, Tokyo Tower, Transco Tower in Houston, Donauturm in Vienna, Telecom Tower at Camberra, Calgary Tower, British Telecom in London, Euromast at Rotterdam, Belgrade Tower, the Olympic Tower of Montréal, Berlin Funkturm...
the tower is 553 m high and you reach its top by a glass faced elevator which brings you at 340 m but if you want, you can board another elevator on the indoor level and ascend additional 101 m to the space deck...
CN Tower- Okay this is really a tourist trap and a must see in my opinion. It is an amazing structure that offers immense views (on a clear day) of Toronto and well beyond. The entry price is a bit steep and it is not something I'd likely do twice but was pleased to have done it once (enough so that I wrote a travelouge about it).
The CN Tower, also known as the tallest freestanding structure in the world. No, it's not the tallest structure, just the tallest freestanding structure. When you zoom upstairs to the big ball thingy, there are three floors: The tourist shop level is in the middle, along with a bar. You can also go outside and enjoy the wind. Below the tourist shop level, you have the glass floor level, where you theoretically can view the baseball game at the SkyDome from above if the dome is open.From the tourist shop level, you can pay an extra fee of about $5 (1997 figure) to go to the OTHER ball thingy much further up. They say that on a clear day, you can see the mist from Niagara Falls from there. Interestingly, I could see the mist from Niagara Falls from my my 16th floor apartment in High Park on the same days.
The CN Tower - okay, it is the tallest free standing structure in the world, and the views are excellent on a clear day, and yes, you can stand on the glass floor and test your fear of heights, but other than that there really isn't anything to do there. I say save your $15 and do something much more productive with your time and money.
CN TOWER - is it really worth $17 to see the city from above? Methinks that no! I mean, it's cool and all, and there's a glass floor you can stand on, open to the ground hundreds of metres below, but it ain't worth $17 bucks in my book. Plus, the wait can be a major pain. Wait to go up AND to come down.
In my opinion the CN tower and the SkyDome might be interesting to some, but they are expensive, and you can have a long wait to get up the tower. I guess if it is a beautiful sunny day, and you want to see how far you can see from such a place, it might be worth the entrance of fee of something like $10. (It might be more now, it has been at least 5 years since my last trip there.)
CN tower. Surprising that so many people pay upto $50 to go up. Picture shows one tourist attraction definetely worth seeing, namely the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario)located on Dundas - University Avenue.
Pretty expensive for just a view of the city.
Unique Suggestions: At least, get to eat on top of the CN Tower.
Fun Alternatives: Why dont you get a nice skyline shot from the waterfront in Etobicoke instead?
I know a lot of people want to ride up to the top, but really....is it worth the money??
Fun Alternatives: Spend your money shopping or clubbing
The tallest free-standing structure in the Americas. This glass floor is designed to 'support an Elephant.'
(They bring Elephants up here?)
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