Canada’s most identifiable and impressive landmark doubles as telecommunications hub and entertainment hotspot
When the CN Tower opened on June 26, 1976, it was the tallest building in the world, standing a proud 1,815 feet above the Toronto skyline. Construction of the telecommunications tower came from both a place of necessity and desire. Toronto underwent a radical construction boom during the 1960s, transforming from a city of low-rise buildings to one covered with skyscrapers and apartment buildings—all of which dwarfed the existing infrastructure of transmission towers and led to dismal television and radio reception. To fix this (and flex their engineering muscles), Canadian National commissioned the CN Tower. Building this behemoth took 1,537 workers 40 months to complete—all while working 24 hours a day, five days a week. By the time the last section of the antenna was in place, CN Tower was the world’s tallest freestanding structure, and remained such until Burj Khalifa opened in Dubai in 2007. The tower became one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World in 1995 and holds a number of records: world’s first sky-high glass floor (1,122 feet high, 1994); world’s highest glass-floor paneled elevator (2008); world’s highest full-circle hands-free walk (EdgeWalk; 1,168 feet high; 2011). To really feel like you’re walking among the clouds, visit the SkyPod. Located 1,465 feet above the city, it’s one of the highest observation platforms in the world.
- Learn about every notable hockey player in the history of the game at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
- Wander along the waterfront in the Toronto Music Garden, co-designed by cellist Yo Yo Ma to be a natural reflection of Bach’s “Suite No. 1 in G Major for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007.”
- Grab a table down by the harbor at Amsterdam BrewHouse, one of the godfathers of craft beer in Toronto and one of the city’s oldest independent brewers.
If You Go
301 Front St. W.,
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6,
Daily, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Subway, GO trains and buses, public buses
Recommended time to spend:
One to two hours
Where to stay
The central location of the Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront gives guests the combination of the serenity of Lake Ontario and the energy of downtown Toronto. The hotel boasts a Watermark Restaurant and Lounge, Lakeview Pool Lounge, 24-hour business centre, and a fitness centre.
Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport is only an eight-minute shuttle ride from Toronto Pearson International Airport. As an all-suite hotel, our property provides guests with spacious accommodations including some suites with a separate living room and a sleeper sofa.
Located near Toronto Pearson International Airport and downtown Mississauga, Radisson Toronto Airport West places guests near the Mississauga Convention Centre and Derrydale Golf Course. The hotel includes a free airport shuttle, fitness centre, business centre, heated indoor pool, a hot tub and two saunas.
The central location of Park Inn by Radisson Brampton, ON on the border of Brampton and Vaughan gives guests easy access to Toronto Pearson International Airport and attractions like Woodbine Racetrack. The “Happiness Guarantee” is the hotel’s promise to make your stay as amazing as possible. If you are not 100% happy with something, let one of our staff know during the stay and we’ll make it right or you won’t pay.