the CN tower

The CN Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Toronto. For thirty four years, up until the completion of the Burj Khalifa in 2010, it was the world’s tallest man-made structure.


We arrived at the CN Tower at night, about a half hour before closing, but the guy at the ticket booth said we should come back in the morning and devote at least an hour to the tour.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe tower is reflected off of many of the buildings in downtown Toronto.



The CN Tower towers over all the buildings in downtown. (This distorted view from my wide angle lens makes the tower seem even taller than it should be. It’s really only like twice as tall as all the other buildings in Toronto.)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn elevator ride takes you to the top of the tower. At the halfway point of the elevator ride you’re at the level of most of the downtown skyscrapers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut from the observation deck it’s clear how much taller the tower is than surrounding buildings.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe lower floor of the observation area has an open air deck that wraps around the tower. It’s pretty cool. Literally. A cold great lakes breeze blows through the protective mesh barrier.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere is a glass floor which you can stand on and gawk at the pedestrians who are more than 1500 feet below you.

The tower tour was pretty cool, but at $35 I thought it way overpriced. I think closer to $10 would’ve been more appropriate.

One thought on “the CN tower

  • April 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    That distorted view makes me think that it’s shorter, like how you could make yourself building-sized.


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