What’s so special about the CN Tower?
On your next holiday to Toronto, the CN Tower should definitely be on your list of places. The CN Tower is known as Canada’s National Tower and is a prominent feature of this city’s skyline. It’s difficult to miss this tower on your agenda because it is a prime place to visit on holiday.
The tower stands at 553 meters (1,815 ft.), and for some time, it was the world’s tallest. Only the Burj Khalifa stood taller, having achieved this in 2007.
Yet the CN Tower still retains its title as the tallest structure in Canada, and it is a structure that defines the very spirit of the city.
History of CN Tower
Toronto’s CN Tower has an interesting history. Originally, it was not intended to be a tourist attraction but rather a means to improve communications. The need to build it was spawned because other skyscrapers that were appearing began to interfere with telecommunications.
Thus, the Tower was built so that antennas and microwave receptors could be mounted higher than any city structure, thus providing clear communications.
One of the interesting attractions in the Toronto CN Tower is the see-through glass floor that you can walk on. It is located at the 342-meter level.
Imagine standing on a glass floor and looking down from this height. If you really want to get a thrill from the height, go on the EdgeWalk, where you can do a harnessed, no-hands walk on the tower’s an outside ledge.
The tower also has its rotating restaurant, which offers fine dining and a view of the entire city as it rotates a full 360 degrees every 72 minutes.
The restaurant is appropriately named “The 360” and is at the 351-meter level. They also have a wine cellar with a storage capacity of 9,000 bottles and a tasting table.
What is inside the CN Tower?
The CN Tower consists of several substructures. The main portion of the tower is a hollow concrete hexagonal pillar containing the stairwells and power and plumbing connections. The tower’s six elevators are located in the three inverted angles created by the Tower’s hexagonal shape (two elevators per angle).
There are actually four different levels where you can stop in the CN Tower. In addition to the glass floor observation deck at 342 meters and the 360 Restaurant at 351 meters, you have an indoor observation deck and casual dining restaurant at 346 meters and the topmost observation deck at 447 meters.
This last observation deck is named the SkyPod and can be reached by a special elevator from the lower observation level.
You will find the tower situated within Toronto’s entertainment district on Front Street. It’s the location in this district that makes it even more of a must-see for tourists.
At the bottom, you can buy all types of souvenirs.
How much does it cost to go to CN Tower?
REMINDER: Tickets can only be purchased up to 30 days ahead of visiting.
Make it part of your agenda on your next holiday visit to Canada’s most famous metropolis, Toronto.