The CN Tower Turns
28 on June 26, 2004 - What's New
The World's Tallest Building and Canada's Wonder of the Modern World
continues to thrill visitors.
The Glass Floor Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2004
The first of its kind in the world, dare to walk on air experience, this
popular attraction offers a view 342m straight down to the ground!
Glass Floor officially opened June 26, 1994, and is dedicated to the over
1,500 people who had originally designed and built this Wonder of the
The Glass Floor took 3 months to engineer and test to ensure its safety
durability, and it continues to undergo safety and durability tests on a
The Glass Floor consists of 6 types of glass of varying
thickness, which are tempered, petrified for hardness and laminated
together. The final seamless product appears to be an ordinary piece of
glass. But one look at the children and adults who dare to bound across
you are convinced it is extraordinary.
In fact, the Glass Floor has the
strength to hold 38,556 kg (85,000 lbs) or 14 hippos... if we could find a
way to get them up the elevators!
CN Tower Presents World Premiere of
The CN Tower is pleased to present the world premiere of Lego Racers -
Ride, a new animated 4 ½ minute Simulator Ride Experience beginning May
Created by SimEx-Iwerks, Lego Racers - The Ride is based on the
popular Lego Racers toy line and inspired by the exciting Legoland Lego
Racers 4D attraction.
Using state of the art motion technology, multimedia and audio, Lego
- The Ride features racecar drivers Max Axel, the daredevil young hero
the Nitro Race Team and Sever, the sinister opponent from the Exo Force
Team. As they fly through a changing landscape ranging from mountains and
ice caves to a sprawling city, the audience experiences the thrills of the
race right along with them.
Each time Max and his pit crew find
in a tough spot, teamwork, creativity and imagination save the day,
reinforcing the Lego theme of experimentation, rebuilding and
empowerment. CN Tower, the birthplace of innovative experiences: through the
of a dynamic group of creative, engineering and management talents
Canadian television entrepreneur,
City TV's Moses Znaimer, the simulator
theatre experience was pioneered in 1983. One of the earliest
Tour of the Universe, was launched in 1986 at the CN Tower and the
simulator ride has been thrilling visitors from all over the world ever
since. This was the first leisure application of sophisticated
flight simulation, previously known only to pilots and experts in the
aviation field. The simulator ride experience was later adopted by
major theme parks and attractions around the world including Disney.
Canada’s Wonder of the World - CN Tower Continues to Astound Visitors!
Defining the Toronto skyline,
the CN Tower is Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon.
At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), it is the World’s
Tallest Building and Free-Standing Structure, a Wonder of the Modern World, an
important telecommunications hub, and the centre of tourism in Toronto.
Each year, 2 million people visit Canada’s Wonder of the World to
take in the breathtaking view and enjoy all the CN Tower has to offer.
Test your nerve on the famous Glass
Floor with a view 1,122 feet straight down to the ground.
Three observation levels provide breathtaking views of Toronto of up to
120 km away include the SkyPod, the highest observation level of them
all. Other attractions include
simulators rides, themed arcade, multimedia displays and exhibits, and
shopping. Three restaurants to
satisfy every appetite include the award-winning 360 Restaurant with
its one- of-a-kind wine cellar in the sky.
Tower – Canada’s Wonder of the World
|In 1995, the CN Tower was
classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American
Society of Civil Engineers. The
World’s Tallest Building shares this designation with the Itaipu Dam on the
Brazil/Paraguay border, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Panama
Canal, the Chunnel under the English Channel, the North Sea Protection Works
off the European coast, and the Empire State Building.
Top of the Tower
Look Out Level
Rocket 58 seconds in one of six
glass-fronted elevators to the Look Out Level located at 346m / 1,136 feet
with breathtaking views. Horizons
Café is located on this level with casual fare.
With seating for 130 and a party capacity of 300, dance floor and full
A/V capabilities, Horizons is perfect for memorable special events and casual
The Glass Floor
Imagine walking on air 1,122
feet above the ground on the highest glass floor in the world You can see the SkyDome and Toronto from a breathtaking new
perspective. The Glass Floor,
located on the Look Out Level, is 256 square feet of safe, solid glass that is
five times the required weight bearing standard for commercial and
institutional floors. Dare to
walk on air!
At 447m / 1,465 ft, SkyPod is
the World’s Highest Observation Level.
Under ideal conditions, SkyPod boasts a 120-km/75 mile view of Toronto,
Lake Ontario and beyond to Niagara Falls.
Base of the CN Tower
75,000 square feet of shopping
featuring a wide array of high-quality merchandise such as authentic Canadiana
and unique souvenirs.
A 300 seat fresh market café
provides a delicious range of reasonably priced food and beverages choices.
Adjacent to and a few steps
below the Marketplace Café is the Concourse Level
Maple Leaf Cinema
Featuring To the Top
– the film that documents the fascinating story of the construction of the
The simulator theatre combines a
thrilling, full-motion flight simulation with a fantastic 70mm surround-sound
film. Current ride experiences
include Wings and Wildfire.
This themed entertainment zone
provides the latest in simulated game experiences.
Photo F/X Shop
Picture yourself bungee jumping
off the CN Tower at the Photo FX Shop. Special
effects photographs, camera film, postcards available at the top on the Look
Showtime Souvenir Photos
Souvenir 8 x 10 photos taken
before boarding your elevator are developed for pick up by the time you are
leaving. Purchase optional at $20
for two copies (Canadian funds, including taxes).
Antenna Audio Tour
The CN Tower audio-tour guides
visitors around the Tower’s Look Out Level in about 30 minutes. Played on a
state-of-the-art MP3 player, this lively audio tour combines sounds of this
multi-ethnic city and interviews with Torontonians sharing their love for
their city. It is filled with historical facts and unusual anecdotes about
Toronto and provides a fun and engaging experience for locals and tourists
alike while enjoying views of the city from the top of Canada’s National
At the Top
Restaurant at the CN Tower
wonderful wine wonderful food
360 Restaurant at the CN Tower,
one of Toronto’s finest restaurants, features unforgettable food combined
with an outstanding revolving view of Toronto more than 1,000 feet below.
Executive Chef Peter George and
his staff offer market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure
an incomparable culinary experience. 360
also features an award-winning wine selection of over 500 international and
Canadian wines from its “cellar in the sky”.
Recipient of the DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)
award and the prestigious Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, 360
completes one revolution in 72 minutes. Patrons
enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the comfort of their table.
Complimentary elevation with main course.
Restaurant is open daily- Reservations recommended:
While visiting the Look Out
Level, consider dining at Horizons Café with its spectacular views
overlooking the lake and Toronto. With
seating for 130 and a party capacity of 300, dance floor and full A/V
capabilities, Horizons is perfect for casual dining and memorable special
events. Fully licensed.
For ticket prices and more information on the CN Tower go to Toronto Area
For Hotels and Resorts near the CN Tower go to Toronto and Area
Hotels and Resorts
Click Here for Holiday Inn Hotels
For Hotels and Resorts near the CN Tower go to
Toronto and Area
Hotels and Resorts
See the following sections for more information on
Travel in Ontario:
Toronto for the Family
To view Hotel/Resort
Destinations in Ontario Click Below:
Family Attractions in Ontario Click Below:
To view Ski Resorts in Ontario Click
To view Travel News about Ontario Click
To return to Travel News
on Destinations Below:
Also Visit these other sections of
To view Travel News about Hotels and
Resorts Click Below:
To view Travel News about Family
Attractions Click Below:
To view Travel News about Ski Resorts
To view Travel News about Kid Friendly
Airlines Click Below:
To view Travel News about Safety Click
News - Safety
Click Below to Return to