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CN Tower

Take the glass elevator to the lookout points on Toronto’s iconic landmark to enjoy views as far as Niagara Falls or have dinner in high style.

When the CN Tower opened in 1976 it was the world’s tallest free-standing structure. Today, the 1,815-foot (553-meter) communications tower and lookout is Toronto’s most iconic landmark and a very popular attraction. Glass-fronted, high-speed elevators transport you to a series of observation decks and panoramic views of the city and Lake Ontario.

Make your first stop the LookOut Level on the 113th floor. The 58-second elevator ride is so short that you can hold your breath the whole time. Drop down one floor to experience standing on the Glass Floor to look 1,122 feet (342 meters) down to the city streets below you or step out onto the Outdoor SkyTerrace.

Pay a bit extra to ride to the SkyPod deck at 1,465 feet (447 meters). The 2,579 steps to the SkyPod observation deck are part of the tallest metal staircase on earth, but open only for charity climbs twice a year.

The revolving 360 Restaurant at 1,151 feet (351 meters) holds the record of having the highest wine cellar in the world. The award-winning chef’s seasonal menu is an exquisite selection, which comes at a price at this top location. The tower’s café and bistro restaurant are less expensive, but still pricy.
Book online in advance for the thrilling EdgeWalk on the roof of the restaurant. Walk hands-free around an outdoor platform, safely attached to a rail to prevent you from falling. Try to spot Niagara Falls 40 miles (60 kilometers) to the southeast.

You can’t miss the tower, which is located downtown in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment. It’s a five-minute walk from the harbor. Subway, trains and buses all stop near the tower.

CN Tower is open during the day and evening, when it is lit up, and closed only on December 25. In winter, hours are slightly shorter. Check the official website for the hours of the restaurant, café and attractions. Save money by buying tickets online or purchasing the Toronto City Pass.

Popular Activities at CN Tower

Ensure you have loads of time at CN Tower. Below are the top things to do:

When preparing for your trip, you might want to think about purchasing an Epic Toronto Night Tour and a Small-Group Tour of CN Tower, Casa Loma & Toronto Harbour Cruise.

Take a look at our Toronto things to do page to find even more activities while you're in the area.


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One King West Hotel & Residence $126
Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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One King West Hotel & Residence

One King West Hotel & Residence

1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Although I didn't need to use it on this visit, I appreciated that my room had a kitchenette. I also appreciated the access to support at the front desk via texting.

    The Fairmont Royal York $133
    Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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    The Fairmont Royal York

    The Fairmont Royal York

    100 Front St West, Toronto, ON
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      It was close to everything. it was a small room and very outdated.

      The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto $133
      Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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      The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

      The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

      1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Beautiful property overlooking Harbour. Service was impeccable.

        Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto $180
        Reviewed on May 14, 2019
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        Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto

        Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto

        75 Lower Simcoe Street, H, Toronto, ON
           
          4.7 of 5
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          Loved how close to Rogers center was, didn’t like how crazy busy it can be

          Strathcona Hotel $131
          Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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          Strathcona Hotel

          Strathcona Hotel

          60 York St, Toronto, ON
             
            3.7 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Great location, walking distance to everything. Very friendly staff.

            Hyatt Regency Toronto $130
            Reviewed on May 17, 2019
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            Hyatt Regency Toronto

            Hyatt Regency Toronto

            370 King Street W, Toronto, ON
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Location was great. Hotel is very nice. Disappointed in the cost of parking. Had to pay $32 per night for parking, which was not included in the already expensive cost of renting the hotel.

              Chelsea Hotel, Toronto $123
              Reviewed on May 19, 2019
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              Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

              Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

              33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON
                 
                3.8 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Great costumers service. Easy check in. Clean room

                InterContinental Toronto Centre $156
                Reviewed on May 15, 2019
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                InterContinental Toronto Centre

                InterContinental Toronto Centre

                225 Front St W, Toronto, ON
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  There was a nice indoor pool and whirlpool on the third level of the hotel.