CN Tower

CN Tower, Toronto: Hours, Address, CN Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

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At a height of 553.33 m (1,815 ft., 5 in), the CN Tower is Canada’s National Tower, an engineering Wonder, award-winning dining & entertainment destination, and Toronto’s “must-see” for over 4 decades. Rocket to the top in a thrilling 58 second ride aboard glass fronted elevators. Spectacular views overlooking up to 160km (100 miles) from 3 observation levels including, the LookOut Level with floor-to-ceiling panoramic Window Walls, the world famous Glass Floor including Outdoor SkyTerrace and SkyPod, the highest of them all. Experience the thrilling EdgeWalk, the World’s Highest Outdoor Walk on a Building. Enjoy award-winning Canadian cuisine and breathtaking revolving views at 360 Restaurant, the perfect place for entertaining or celebrating. Plus, visual displays and exhibits on the history of the CN Tower, KidZone play area and unique Canadian artisan and souvenir shopping in the Gift Shop. Don’t miss the architectural illumination of the Tower each night from dusk to dawn.
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TripleTransAm
Montreal, Canada37 contributions
Great views all around. Seemed easier than I expected to get up close to any window to access the view. Perhaps the timed ticket allowed a better control of how many people would be up there at any given time. Strongly recommend getting the skypod ticket along with the main observation level ticket... again, they were very efficient at respecting the ticket times and we never felt crowded. Sadly the rotating restaurant was fully booked so we could not enjoy that part of the experience.

Staff was professional and respectful.

A suggestion for improvement would be to extend the operating hours of the little "bistro"... after a 7 hour drive I felt it would have been nice to have some food while up there but they closed at 7pm (and we had tickets for 7:30pm).
Written August 1, 2022
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Chris Stephens
Ontario, Canada34 contributions
Always a treat to be whisked up the elevator into the donut and gaze upon the amazing view of Toronto! The tallest free-standing building on Earth for 32 years certainly does not disappoint with views all the way out to America on a clear day. You can even go further up into the SkyDome by a second elevator to get an even better view if you want. I wouldn't recommend going to the iconic revolving restaurant unless you have a special occasion and have booked very far ahead in advance. Be prepared for long lines and high prices, as everyone else has the same idea as you coming here.
Written August 9, 2022
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familyholidaymakers
London35 contributions
Family
On the list as the must do tourist attraction in Toronto (after Niagara Falls) - we went as a family on a busy Saturday evening with pre booked tickets, though the queue to buy tickets was short. Looks like they wanted to get in as many people as possible in the time slot. I’d say it took 30 minutes from arriving at the entrance queue to stepping out onto the observation deck floor.
The queue moved quickly enough but it’s not possible to stop and read the exhibition information about how the structure was built because the people behind you will take your place in the queue. Shame as it looked very interesting.
The cafe on the observation was closed at 7pm and I think that’s missing a trick as it would be a lovely place to get a drink and stay up there a bit longer than about the 20 minutes we stayed.
Staff are efficient; I think the experience could have been so much more.
Written August 1, 2022
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Lisa P
Racine, Wisconsin, United States163 contributions
Great view but pricey. We went to the Guest Services booth outside the main doors and he said they did give a discount for a AAA card so we got 10% off for that. We got there around 11:30 and he said the next group going up would be at noon so that worked well for us. It wasn't very busy, just a handful of people in line. When we left within the hour, though, the line was ridiculously long. When it's busier they give you a time you can go up and you might not get in for hours. We don't care for the fact that while you are walking through the building, they stop you and make you wait for pictures. I'm sure you could refuse and keep walking if you wanted to. We did get our picture taken but we didn't look at it when we left later because we aren't fans of green screen pics (they take your pic in front of a green screen then add the background digitally), and we figured it would be expensive anyway. The view is nice. They don't have the glass floor to look down through anymore. It's a nice experience but expensive and crowded. They pack you in the elevator like sardines. Once you get up there you can stay as long as you want. We looked out all the views then got in line for the elevator to leave. In and out in an hour overall but I know we got lucky there.
Written July 12, 2022
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Rick L
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We took our grandkids to stay in downtown Toronto to go on some tours: CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Little Canada. The CN Tower was a massive disappointment and huge waste of time! We had bought “TIMED” entrance tickets a week in advance for 3:30pm, got there at 3:00 and waited in line outside and inside for 1.5 hours (no exaggeration) along with hundreds of other poor suckers. Once we finally got to the top, we discovered that 3/4 of the observation deck was closed off for a private function and/or maintenance and there was only a view of the lake and a bit of the east and west lakeshore. Spent only 15 mins and faced another massive line up for the elevators get back down. Fortunately a helpful attendant took some initiative to use the restaurant elevator which was idle. Why in the world do they sell “TIMED” tickets and yet there were literally HUNDREDS of people waiting to go up? Huge waste of time.
Written June 24, 2022
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Written July 4, 2022
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I ❤️Europe
United Kingdom110 contributions
Visited on Victoria Day, I arrived at 8:30am as my hotel was around the corner to see what the queues were like as I wasn’t able to purchase tickets online as the website had a error message on payment.

There was a few people hanging around, was told I can purchase tickets from 9am at the red kiosk further back from the entrance. The kiosk is card only, if you want to pay in cash you have to go to the guest service desk near the entrance.

I purchased my ticket at 9am for a 9:30am admission, as soon as I turned around about 40 people suddenly appeared and were queuing at the entrance with tickets purchased online.

The doors opened at 9:30am, security moved quickly. There was some facts about the tower along the way to the lift, not many people bothered to read so the crowd moved on quickly.

When I got up to the top the views were amazing and the weather was perfect.

There’s toilets at the top and lots of places to sit and have a drink.

I wasn’t impressed with the glass floor viewing platform, not half as good as the Frame in Dubai which has a glass floor.

It started to get quite crowded when I left. Spent about an hour at the top.

Adult ticket cost $48.59
Written May 24, 2022
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Robert A
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Family
We went to the tower with our teenage nephew after an afternoon ball game. Our timed admission was for 2030 so we went to eat and then came back to our time at the attraction.

Entry was well organized and the vaccination status was checked for all. Security was also very efficient.

Once you enter the tower it feels like it’s under significant construction. I hadn’t been for many years and we were excited to go on the outside observation deck. It was a warm October evening and would have been perfect.

The main observation deck felt very odd. It was 830pm and nothing was open. One would expect that when the attraction is open, it’s open. There were also many interior lights on very brightly which made it almost impossible to see out at the city lights without cupping the windows with your hands - thus they were filthy.

We walked around twice on this level and then went down to the outside deck. This was accessed by what felt like a back stairwell. When we got this level, we were advised that the outdoor areas were closed for renovations until next year. There was nothing else of interest on this level so we decided to leave. Over half the attraction was closed but the price was still 100 percent of the rate.

Very disappointed to be honest. $120.00 for three people for about 40 minutes at the attraction seems a bit dear.

Staff were friendly which was nice but I can’t with a good conscious recommend the attraction at this time. My advice would be to give it miss until it’s finished being renovated next year and hopefully then, it will be the fulsome attraction we hoped it would be.
Written October 3, 2021
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Anne K
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I brought my boyfriend there for his first time and we watched the sun set over the city and watched the city come alive as the lights came up. There was almost no wait to go up so I would recommend going on a weeknight in October. There isn't a wide variety of food at the snack bar and the prices are what you'd expect. Overall it was a romantic experience.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thanks so much for visiting.
Written March 6, 2020
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lesefc
Greasby, UK149 contributions
Great visit, well organised. I had booked online so went straight through although we were a bit early. Cool and spotless, easy to get around, and super friendly staff.
On the main observation gallery, plenty of space to move round to see the great view and also a reasonably priced bistro in addition to the restaurant. The sky pod was accessed via a seperate lift, a little more strict on times, but i did not enjoy this as much cos i could feel the movement and was just a bit high for me! Great attraction highly recommended!
Written July 26, 2022
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andersoc27
Drogheda, Ireland6 contributions
It cost ~160 bucks for a family of 5. You zoom up a cramped lift (147 floors) and then get to a rather crowded viewing area. Overall the views were amazing and I would say you should do this if in Toronto, but don't expect too much. Once you walk around in a circle (takes 10 mins maybe) you are kind of done, and wondering is there anything else to do or see up there.
Written April 18, 2022
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