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CN Tower

More than an engineering wonder—there’s award-winning dining too.

Plan your visit to Toronto’s most famous landmark and purchase your timed ticket online. Standing at 553 metres (1,815 feet), the CN Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere and one of Toronto’s most popular attractions for tourists and locals of all ages alike.

Skyline view from the top of the CN Tower
The view from the top

While nothing compares to seeing it IRL, you can still get a peek at the view from the top with their CN Tower Earth Cam. Find fun activities to do at home and get the whole family excited for a future visit in person.

Prefer a view from outside? It’s true—you can catch a glimpse of the Tower from almost anywhere in the city but these picture-perfect locations offer the best views for that obligatory photo for your ‘gram. Check out the CN Tower Instagram for nightly light shows or watch on their Earth Cam.

The CN Tower is truly a sight to behold and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. but we recommend checking with them directly as visiting hours may change.

Plan your visit to the CN Tower

Start planning now or save these ideas for later. You’ll also want to familiarize yourself with health and safety measures at the CN Tower so you can safely enjoy your experience.

A landmark and wonder

To ensure physical distancing within the building, admission will be limited to timed tickets only. Buying online in advance will also allow you to choose a specific date and time for your visit. Tickets can also be purchased from self-serve kiosks onsite, using all major debit and credit cards.

If you want to take it to the next level (literally), upgrade your ticket to access the outdoor SkyPod at 33 storeys higher than the observation level. This can be done onsite pending availability.

Otherwise, you’ll take the glass-fronted and glass-floored elevator up to the LookOut level for fantastic views of the city with floor-to-ceiling panoramic Window Walls. On clear days, you can see over 160 kilometres and across the lake to Niagara Falls and Rochester, New York.

CN TOWER LOOKOUT LEVEL

Wondering what else is in the CN Tower? You can dine at one of the three restaurants, including the award-winning rotating 360 Restaurant. Walk, sit, stand, lie down or even jump on the Glass Floor (it won’t break!). Or test the limits of your adrenaline with the hands-free EdgeWalk encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod (reopening August 1, 2020).

High-class dining

Due to provincial restrictions on full-service restaurants, 360 Restaurant, VUE Bistros and Le Cafe will remain closed until further notice. Know what to expect for a future visit to 360 Restaurant by reviewing Guest Information.

CN TOWER 360 RESTAURANT

360 Restaurant

Looking for a memorable dining experience? The CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant is the place to be. Featuring spectacular 360-degree views of the city from atop the Tower and an inventive, Canadian-sourced seasonal menu, 360 is an inspiring gastronomic experience in an unsurpassed setting. The restaurant boasts an extensive array of wines from Canada and around the world with its innovative “cellar in the sky”, the world’s highest wine cellar.

wine cellar at the CN Tower
CN TOWER’S ‘CELLAR IN THE SKY’

The recipient of several awards, 360 welcomes groups, parties, associations and is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling 416-362-5411.

Le Café

Located at the base of the CN Tower, Le Café caters to a wide array of tastes, providing a delicious range of reasonably priced fresh market fare and beverages ideal for visitors and those on the go. Selections include pizza, salads and sandwiches, plus freshly brewed coffee, gourmet teas and a tempting variety of baked goods.

VUE Bistros

While taking in the 360 degree panoramic views of the city, there are three bistros where visitors can snack on Canadian food and beverages. The observation level can also be used for events and host up to 700 guests.

Gravity-defying thrills

Online bookings for EdgeWalk are available now for reopening on August 1, 2020.

In 2011, the CN Tower opened EdgeWalk – the first attraction of its kind in North America. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to feel the open air 356 metres (1,168 feet) above Toronto, EdgeWalk is for you.

people doing the CN Tower EdgeWalk experience
CN Tower EdgeWalk is the first attraction of its kind in North America

The world’s highest full circle hands-free walk takes place on a 1.5-metre (5-foot) ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower’s main pod. Visitors walk around the pod while attached to an overhead rail by a secure harness.

A trained EdgeWalk guide leads the tour, which runs for approximately 1.5 hours (the outside portion lasts approximately half an hour).

During the walk, you will have the opportunity to lean back over the city with nothing but open air between you and the ground—an unforgettable photo op to share with your friends once you get back to Earth!

Tickets for EdgeWalk include a keepsake video, printed photos and certificate of achievement. Ticketholders also get access to LookOut, Glass Floor and SkyPod. All this, plus lifelong bragging rights and a truly unforgettable experience!

Shopping

If you’re visiting in person, don’t forget to drop by the 8,000 square-foot gift shop on your way out. Memorabilia such as First Nations arts and crafts, Canadiana and miniature CN Tower replicas are perfect souvenirs to remember your trip by.

A selection of the most popular items are also available for purchase online.

Toronto's CN Tower at dusk

Fun Facts About the CN Tower

  • The CN Tower was classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1995.
  • The Tower took 40 months to build and cost $63 million.
  • The 360 Restaurant takes 72 minutes to complete one full revolution.
  • The Tower weighs 117,910 metric tonnes, or the equivalent of 16,844 large male elephants.
  • The Tower’s intelligent LED light system changes colour depending on occasion or season.
  • At 553 metres, the CN Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere.

How to Get to the CN Tower

  1. By Car from the South or West: Follow the QEW into Toronto, where it turns into the Gardiner Expressway. Exit onto Spadina Avenue North and turn right onto Bremner Boulevard.
  2. By Car from the East: Take Highway 401 into Toronto and exit onto the Don Valley Parkway Southbound. As you approach Downtown, this will turn into the Gardiner Expressway. Exit at Spadina Avenue North and turn right onto Bremner Boulevard.
  3. By the Car from the North: Take Highway 400 into Toronto, exiting onto Highway 401 West. Continue until you reach Highway 427 southbound. Follow Highway 427 to downtown via the QEW/Gardiner Expressway. Exit onto Spadina Avenue North and turn right onto Bremner Boulevard.
  4. Parking: South lot of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Impark lot on Navy Wharf.
  5. By TTC: From Union Station walk west along Front Street.
  6. By Union Pearson Express (UP): From Union Station walk west along Front Street.
  7. By GO Transit: From Union Station walk west along Front Street.

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