Toronto’s iconic CN tower can be seen from all points in the city.  Opening its doors in 1976, the 553.33-metre-tall Tower remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in Canada. 

In 2018 the CN Tower underwent a series of renovations to enhance the visitor experience. Here’s what you need to know about visiting this famous landmark.

See The City from The New Lookout Level

The new Lookout Level has an all new Glass Floor installed directly over the original. This floor is sturdy, apparently, it can stand the combined weight of 14 hippos. So, feel free to jump, dance or crawl across this unique floor and look straight down, 1,122 dizzying feet down, to the sidewalk below. The floor-to-ceiling panoramic Window Walls provide the most spectacular views in the city. The technology in the glass adjusts its darkness based on sunlight improving your photographic opportunities.

Soar High at The SkyPod 

The Towers’ SkyPod is one of the highest observation platforms in the world. On a clear day, you can see Niagara Falls (100 miles away) and New York State. To access the SkyPod you must board a separate elevator on the Lookout level to travel the 33 additional stories to this incredible Pod where you’ll also see interpretive exhibits including a pendulum showing how much the Tower moves in the wind.

Book the Edgewalk

Looking for high adventure, book the Edgewalk and bring out your inner daredevil. You can walk around the outside edge of the of the 360 restaurant, on a ledge 1.5 meters wide. This thrilling experience puts you a mere 800 feet higher than TO’s tallest skyscraper; it’s the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk.  For proof of your daring deed, you receive a video, printed photo, and certificate of achievement.

Wintry Toronto views from the CN Tower

Dine at 360 Restaurant

The new 360 Restaurant menus continue to showcase Canadian and Ontario food and beverage at its best. The big bonus to this dining experience is the incredible revolving view of Toronto. It takes 72 minutes to do a full rotation, and at 1,151 feet above terra firma you’re able to see all of Toronto, Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. 

Spicy Margarita

Diners can order dishes a la carte or take advantage of the prefix option where a two-course lunch is $60 or three courses for $75. The prefix option is available for dinner as well.

COHO SALMON TARTARE
BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB
NIAGARA PEACH & PUMPKIN COBBLER
Smoked honey ice cream, dark chocolate coral

Currently, an indigenous menu is offered to tie in with REGALIA exhibit.  Featuring delicious dishes. Lunching at 360 gives you access to the observation level below

Visit Regalia, Native Pride Exhibit

Regalia indigenous exhibit, showcasing Powwow traditions from various First Nation tribes. This limited time exhibition is located on the observation level of the CN tower. It’s a powerful photographic exhibit, an homage to the courage and determination of our indigenous People plus the cultural and environmental values they defend.

The creators of this stunning exhibit, Aline Saffore, and Roland Lorente, experienced a warm welcome while gathering their material, attending over 20 powwows in Eastern Canada. To coincide with the exhibit 360 restaurant offers an Indigenous themed menu.  Guests of 360 will have access to REGALIA Native Pride following their meal.  Exhibit Runs from  Jan. 21 to March 31.

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Plan Your Visit

Location: Main Entrance – 290 Bremner Blvd in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Hours: Open daily from 9:00am – 10:30pm.

CN Tower is located a short walk from Union Train and Union Subway Station.

Le Cafe located at the base of the CN Tower offers casual dining and snacks to appeal to all tastes includeing salads, sandwiches, hot meals and drinks).

CN Tower Ticket Prices

General Admission Tickets start at $38 for Adults, $45 for Seniors over 65+ and $37. Family Pass tickets are available for a group of four. With the Sea The Sky pass visit two attractions, the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada for one low price! For additional ticket pricing check here.

CityPASS offers a great value multiple attractions pass including admission to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Zoo  OR  Ontario Science Centre.  Adults $88 Child $59

For more information about what to see and do in Toronto visit Toronto Tourism.

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Disclosure: My visit to the CN Tower was hosted by Toronto Tourism and  the CN Tower but all opinions expressed are my own.