Toronto Tuesday 03.03: CN Tower

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↑ North west of Union Station: University Ave at Front St.

CN Tower located in downtown Toronto was the tallest free standing structure on earth in the last century. Its still the tallest structure in the western hemisphere. I visited the CN Tower last summer with my mom. Its ironic that I was living in Toronto for almost 4 years but never visited the single most popular site of the city. But that’s how it is. đŸ™‚

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↑ The curved buildings in the middle form the distinctive Toronto city hall

If you are visiting the CN tower, you must buy ticket to see two things – First, the “Look out” at 346m and second, the “Sky Pod” at 447m. Once you reach the sky pod, the Look Out seems irrelevant. The Look Out ticket also includes the Glass Floor – you can stand on the glass and see the ground 342 meters (1,122 ft) directly under you. Its quite impressive!

The combo ticket for these two is $29 (worth it), while that for Look Out only is $23 (not worth it). There are more combo offers to experience other touristic junk such as a movie and a ride.

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↑ Sky pod at 447m (1,465 ft). I came here just before sunset and stayed till it was dark. The city gradually lights up to its glory at night, its a must-see.

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↑ The city at dusk with the night creeping in

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↑ Toronto island airport (for toy planes) and Gardiner Expressway

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↑ Harbourfront – a cultural hotspot.

There is a fancy restaurant at the Look Out level that’s guaranteed to burn a hole in your pocket. It is believed that if you propose to your partner here, s/he will not decline (urban myth attributed to me). đŸ˜‰

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↑ Duncan st, a small street between Queen St. West and King St. West

So that concludes the tour of the city from CN Tower. If you are curious to see more of Toronto from a lower height, check out this post: Toronto from 51st floor.