The CN Tower in Toronto

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The CN Tower in Toronto

He is hard to miss. The CN Tower in Toronto. For a long time it was the tallest building in the world with its height of 553 meters. However, he has lost his first place among the tallest buildings in the world. But he still looks impressive, especially if you take him from the lake side of Lake Ontario considered. However, he lost 2010 to the Canton Tower as the highest tower in the world as defined by the Guinness Books of World Records and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. In addition, the Burj Khalifa has denied him the position of being the tallest building in the world.


The best view of the CN Tower

But its height actually plays a minor role, because it is still impressive. In any case, it is best viewed from the Toronto Islands, which are located in the city center of Toronto and are grouped in a kind of semi-circle off downtown Toronto in Lake Ontario.

Builder and owner of the CN Tower

The CN Tower was built in 1976 by the Canadian National Railways and was intended to serve as an antenna. The tower still stands near the railroad tracks that lead into Toronto's main train station, which is not far from the CN Tower. However, the tower is now owned by Canada Lands Company Ltd., a corporation owned by the Crown and is therefore state property.


CN Tower from Downtown Toronto
CN Tower


Facts and figures about the CN Tower

63 million dollars cost the construction of the tower. 1537 workers were involved in the construction of the CN Tower, which they built in just 40 months. Now one of Toronto's major attractions, it attracts around 2 millions of visitors from around the world every year.

Revolving restaurant and observation deck of the CN Tower

Visitors have the choice of how to experience the CN Tower. There is an observation deck whose attraction, in addition to the panoramic view of Lake Ontario and Downtown Toronto, is a piece of glass bottom through which Bold 342 meters can look into the depths. But even higher is the Sky Pod, a viewing platform at 447 meters high.

If you bring a little more time and want to enjoy the view from the CN Tower, you can also do this from the 360 ​​degree rotating restaurant. During a lunch or dinner, the CN Tower will take 72 minutes to circumnavigate - enough time to see downtown Toronto from above and, with a little luck, even a glimpse of the spray of the city Niagara Falls to catch south of Lake Ontario. When the visibility is clear, you can see up to 160 kilometers from the top of the tower. If you like it particularly adventurous, you can also try the edgewalk around the tower - at a height of 356 meters.

A tip for those who are reluctant to queue to buy tickets:

If one chooses the variant of a meal in the revolving restaurant, one should definitely reserve his place (Tel. (416) 362-5411). Then you can just go to the reception desk of the restaurant and do not need to queue in the queue for the elevator to the observation decks. The restaurant also has a lift other than the viewing platforms. And after the meal you can also reach them via stairs.



Travel Arrangements:

Parking at the airport

Here you can reserve your parking space at the airport.

Check in:

Arrival by plane, bus or train*. Air Canada, Lufthansa, Condor and Icelandair fly from Germany Toronto.

Car Rentals:

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Conveniently from the airport to the city center bring you these transfers *.


hotels in Toronto * You can also book through our partner

Sightseeing tours

Bay here your sightseeing Tours in Toronto or a trip to Niagara Falls * through our partner Get your Guide.

Travel guide for your Toronto vacation in Canada:

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Source: CN Tower and own research on site

Text CN Tower: © Copyright Monika Fuchs and TravelWorldOnline
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The CN Tower in Toronto

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.

5 thoughts too "The CN Tower in Toronto"

  1. Hello Monika and Peter,
    Wow the revolving restaurant is certainly worth a visit! Canada is also high on my travel list, how nice that you have traveled this great country! You've been around a lot! What are your favorite countries? :)

    Love from!

    1. Hello Franzi,

      our favorite country is clearly Canada :). We have been touring the country for decades and there are still many new things to discover.

      Best regards,

  2. Toronto is obviously gigantic and comes very close to the city of superlatives Singapore.
    You were on top of this grandiose building?
    Is the Edgewalk actually open or behind glass?


    1. Dear Katja,

      Toronto is one of our favorite cities in Canada, especially since we stayed there a few years ago. It reminds me a little bit of New York, though not so huge. It is definitely the most urban city in Canada, ahead of Montreal.

      The Edgewalk is open. It takes a good deal of courage to get out of it. Those who prefer to experience the height behind glass can do so on the glass floor.

      Best regards,

  3. The view from the top is terrific, Victoria. In clear weather you can even see the Niagara Falls on the other side of Lake Ontario.

    Best regards,

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