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CN Tower
Practical Information

Address
301 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6
Canada
Phone: (416) 868-6937
Fax: (416) 601-4722
Reservations: (416) 362-5411


Opening hours
The opening hours vary throughout the year. Strong winds can also cause the tower to be closed temporarily for safety reasons. Quite understandable since the elevator brings you to a height of more than 300 metre and since strong winds can cause the tower to sway.

The following opening hours were in effect from January 2nd, 2002 until April 30th, 2002:

Tower - general
Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 - 22:00
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00

Attractions
Simulators: 11:00 - 19:00
To The Top: 11:00 - 19:00
Edge Arcade: 11:00 - 19:00
Market Place (store): 10:00 - 22:00
Showtime: 10:00 - 19:00
F/X: 10:00 - 21:00

Restaurants
360 Restaurant: 16:30 - 22:00
Horizons Café: 11:30 - 22:00
Market Place Café (coffee): 8:30 - 20:00
Market Place Café (food): 11:00 - 18:00
Coffee on the Look Out deck: 11:00 - 16:00 (weekends only)

Accessibility
I am not an expert but as far as I can see, most of the CN Tower is wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, send me an e-mail and I'll find it out for you (click on E-mail on top of this screen to find the address).

Facilities
There are several restaurants and food and drink stands. There are washrooms.

How to get here
Go to Union Station.
Follow the signs to the Skywalk, a spectacular covered walkway that brings you passed the Convention Centre to the base of the CN Tower.

Or go on foot, outside. Look at the tower and follow your nose. You won't get lost!

How much does it cost?
A visit to the CN Tower is not cheap, to Toronto standards. Depending on the formula chosen, the price varies from CAD18.40 to CAD34.50.

Tips
A visit to the CN Tower is not cheap. The attractions, no matter how interesting and exciting they may be, do not warrant a visit to the CN Tower, in my opinion. One comes to the tower for the excitement of the elevator trip and for the view that is truly out of this world.

Make a reservation in the restaurant. It is expensive but the elevator trip is included in the price. Just imagine, while you are eating and drinking and conversing with your compagnons, Toronto slides by before your very eyes. The restaurant is comfortable and you stay as long as you want. One has to eat anyway! The combination of elevator + restaurant may very well be a tad more expensive than only an elevator trip and a burger at Harvey's on ground level later on, it also is an unforgettable experience.

And do take the elevator to the highest observation deck. Do not make the mistake of not doing that because 'it is high enough already'. If you don't live here, chances are you will never come back. Especially if you are not from North America, this is a once in a lifetime experience. Don't let that last one hundred metres and that last few dollars stop you from getting to the real top. When I was in Europe, I have seen too many people saying that they had 'nearly' been to the top. When I asked why they didn't quite make it, I never got a satisfying answer and I could see the regret in their eyes. If you don't go to the top, you will regret it. If you do go to the top, you'll for ever be grateful that you did. Don't deny yourself this experience. You can't have it anywhere else on the planet!



Last updated on April 16th, 2002
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