CN Tower
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Climb this 1,815-foot-tall observation tower to have the whole of Toronto at your feet and overlook up to 100 miles on a clear day. Once the tallest structure on Earth for over 30 years, the CN Tower attracts travelers to its two observation decks—one of which features a glass floor. If you’re looking for an extra thrill, try Edgewalk, where you can walk hands-free on a ledge surrounding the top floors. The tower is also home to the award-winning 360 Restaurant, which completes a rotation around the structure every 72 minutes, giving you an ever-changing view of the city while you dine. – Tripadvisor
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  • Rajagopal S
    Edison, New Jersey3,270 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic
    Iconic tower in Canada . Right in the heart of the city . Missed seeing it in night . I heard it’s spectacular in the night . There is a observatory with some great views . We chose to go to skylon observatory and had to skip CN observatory. It’s still a great place for family pics and going around . Parking is tough. Paid parkings all around .. good overall .. 👍👍👍
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Janet D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must!
    We visited the tower on a Saturday afternoon around 7 PM. We were a little bit late for our timed ticket, but it wasn’t an issue. There was really no line, everything moved pretty quickly. Up in the tower there was a lot of people, but there was still room for us to walk around, take pictures, have a seat. The whole thing took about an hour. We got really nice pictures, and the way down was also pretty quick. This is a must… You can really see the whole city.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 17, 2023
  • avidtravs3
    Kitchener, Canada20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family dinner at the 360
    We booked dinner at the 360 restaurant for a family reunion. Kate in sales did an excellent job organizing and communicating the event. She was very professional and made sure all dietary requests were accurate. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely. I highly recommend eating at the restaurant and enjoying the beautiful view.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Sherrylee H
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just okay
    This was over priced or should have been discounted because observation floor was under construction. The view was okay we paid the extra to go up to the higher level but perhaps that should have been free to compensate for glass floor closure. Was okay but not worth almost 200.00 for 2 adults and 1 child
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Cherylwalt
    North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    CN Tower provides a view and hospitality plus
    A visit to the CN Tower is more than just an elevator to the top. I recently visited with the University of Pittsburgh Treble Choir and our arrangements were made by Alexandria Macchione and when we arrived we were greeted by Selma and Arantxa. They helped with the arrangements for the choir to perform in the courtyard. It was a beautiful day and the courtyard provided a beautiful setting for the Choir.
    Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for gracing our patio with the beautiful sounds of the University of Pittsburgh Treble Choir. We will pass along your lovely comments to the team and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
    Written July 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Dvkevin
    Drayton Valley, Canada144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Toronto anniversary trip
    This was high and costly but it has to be done to take it off a list of things that scare me. Thought that it would make me sick. We picked a calm day and clear day so the building wasn't moving. The view from the top was great. Pay the extra 10$ for the ride to the top. Meal prIce was not bad at the top. There is a coupon on line to pair up with Wipleys Aquarium.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. We currently have a ticket option called Sea the Sky, which allows guests to visit both the CN Tower and Ripley's Aquarium for one lower price. More information is available on our website.
    Written July 10, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Matt M
    Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the price of admission
    While I was fortunate to strike a day where there was little or no queue, the tower is worth it. The view is spectacular and provides a great insight into the sheer size of the city, its surrounds, and Lake Ontario. You are so high, don't be surprised if your ears pop on the way up in the elevator. Mine did.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 27, 2023
  • SRA54
    Dublin, Ireland62 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb but no information
    We decided to go for the 360 restaurant, which I have to say, the food was delicious. The lift up is fast and great to see out. To sit and rotate was such a novelty. It took about 1 hour to fully rotate. The food was delicious. Cocktails and desserts were gorgeous. There is 2 courses for $75, but it does not include your drinks. The staff throughout were very friendly and courteous. We were able to descend a level to the viewing area, that doesn't rotate and so, walk around and see the sights. Unfortunately the glass floor was being renovated so we couldn't see down. My only issue would be, we didn't know 1 fact about the tower on our visit. It would be nice to have a few markers around the viewing area, of what you can see, or even location markers. Fab views and you could look for hours at the traffic, trains, people and buildings. Highly recommend it.
    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal at 360 Restaurant. 360's culinary team seeks out the freshest, most sustainable ingredients to bring you the tastes and textures of each region of Canada, from coast to coast to coast. 360 is home to the world's highest wine cellar and completes a full rotation every 72 minutes. Our free Viewfinder app, available for Android and Apple phones, helps you identify nearly 100 buildings and points of interest around Toronto when you use it on the Main Observation Level. The app offers the choice of spectacular day or night views and comes in 5 languages. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
    Written July 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Lisa K
    Portage, Indiana37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great time at the CN Tower
    Visited Toronto recently and enjoyed going up in the CN Tower. The view is amazing! Loved looking down on the harbor and seeing the sailboats which looked like little triangle slips of paper from that height. We bought the Toronto City Pass which includes a discounted admission to the CN Tower plus your choice of four other Toronto attractions. A great deal! Also loved how the CN Tower is lit up at night. Quite a sight to watch it change colors.
    Hi Lisa! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the views of Lake Ontario and that you got great value by booking the CityPASS. We post our lighting schedule on our website if you're ever wondering what we are lit up for on a given night. We hope to welcome you again in the future!
    Written July 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 29, 2023
  • TimeToTravelGirlUK
    Lincoln, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pay a little extra to go to the upper level! And check your visibility before arriving
    Fantastic views of Toronto, including the water and Billy Bishop Airport. I recommend paying a little extra to go to the upper floor “the bubble” which is much higher, so more thrilling and feels more exclusive as there are fewer people! Thrill seekers can also do the “edge walk” on the outside of the building. We did NOT do this but we saw people getting ready for it and honestly it looks equal parts terrifying and exhilarating. Quite expensive I imagine! We unfortunately went on a day where the wildfire smog was lingering, so our view was slightly limited. The staff helpfully explained that you can check the visibility before you book or arrive, on the website, so I would recommend people do that to ensure you get the best view. It didn’t spoil our time though, and would definitely say it’s one of the top touristy things to do in Toronto if you like viewing towers and seeing cities from above. Another tip we didn’t find out about until afterwards - apparently there’s a package where you book a meal in the restaurant (around $30) and your ticket is free! Worth looking into if you intend to eat up there (we didn’t).
    Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave a helpful review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed going all the way to the top and for suggesting that guests take a look at the live views on our website ahead of going. When you book a reservation at 360 Restaurant, with a minimum spend of $75 on food per person ($40 for children ages 4-12), you receive access to the observation levels following your meal. This is a great way to skip the line, enjoy a meal in the sky and see the rest of the attraction afterwards. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
    Written July 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
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DGVNJ
Elmwood Park, NJ136 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My wife and I live in New Jersey and thought we would drive up to Toronto and spend a wonderful time ringing in 2020. We did some research in November and based on the amazing reviews from last year we paid $400 for two tickets to the CN Tower party. What an utterly disappointing evening it was. The event was over-hyped, over-priced and completely under-delivered on nearly every aspect. This should be the last year they ever do it and refund half the money back to everyone who paid this year!
The good: Fun music and a couple of good places to dance and the food wasn't awful.
The bad: First, there was no one to assist you when you arrived at the party floor. Downstairs, from the moment you got to the tower you were given directions of where to go and what to do. But when you got upstairs, if you had a question like "How can I get to the observation deck?" no one was there to help. Since there were no signs indicating where to go we were left to wander around the building and open and close doors till we found out how to get out to see the city. Second, the bar service was a complete disaster. You had to wait 40 minutes or longer on line for a drink since they were completely understaffed at the bar stations. Each station had two bartenders who took your order, made the drink(s), took your cash or credit card and got you on your way. If you break that down into real time it came to about 5 minutes for one person ordering two drinks based on what we saw while waiting. And that was paying with cash. We saw someone pay with a credit card and it took 8 minutes to complete the transaction, beginning to end. We also nearly missed the champagne toast since they couldn't get drinks out quick enough. Third, promises of poutine at midnight and dessert stations completely missed the mark. There was poutine somewhere, but even when we asked some of the servers who were just standing around they offered no help in finding it. Maybe I'm being petty, but we were really looking forward to this Canadian treat to usher in the new year. As for other dessert, they had one cotton candy machine that wasn't working properly, jars of loose candy that people were sticking their hands in and grabbing out of as they saw fit, and maybe two or three passed trays of sweets.
By the end of the night the staff seemed to just have given up on making this an enjoyable night and I can't blame them. The people who organized the party floor aspect of the event should all be held accountable for doing such poor planning. The sad part is that this could have been a great time if the organizers didn't cut corners in staffing and paid more attention to the details trying to make this event shine. The solutions are so simple but my guess is that they did it on the cheap to keep costs down.
In the end the CN Tower 2020 was a big let down for New Years and Toronto.
Written January 3, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our New Year's Eve event. We are sorry to hear that this event did not meet with your expectations. We have forwarded your comments to the appropriate team for review. In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further with us, please connect with one of our Senior Management team members Jennifer Paige at jpaige@cntower.ca
Written January 5, 2020
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Lisa P
Ulverston, England, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Fantastic experience - a must do whilst visiting Toronto. We took the basic entry ticket that gave access to the main enclosed visitor area, the section of glass floor and access to the external area. It wasn't at all busy so we had plenty of opportunity to gaze through the full length windows at the amazing views of the city.
Written February 9, 2020
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Thanks for visiting.
Written February 9, 2020
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Paul W
Taplow, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Visited with my wife and daughter, we had booked tickets to the aquarium as part of the Tower and Sea package. we arrived around 11am and just missed the queues, the queues we witnessed on departure were significant. None of us have a love of heights and it is fair to say my wife was petrified. The Elevator takes 58 seconds to reach the observation deck. We were blessed with blue skies and low winds and was treated to magnificent views of the city and Toronto islands. We took stairwell doen to the ouside deck to walk around the tower and then made our way to the glass floor. We all managed to walk across and survived. All of us loved it. For me it was the highlight of our trip
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you for the great feedback, we’re happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!
Written January 3, 2020
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Sherry O
Kuwait City, Kuwait47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My family and I visited the CN Tower, Toronto during the Christmas Holidays. Due to the holiday season the line up was quite long and it took us more than half an hour to get to the viewing floor. The view was amazing and we were able to get a bird's eye view of Toronto city and the Lake Ontario.
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you for visiting.
Written January 7, 2020
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BrunoBee
Kampala, Uganda105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The elevator is going at a very surprising speed, takes you to the top in few seconds without having the time to realize it.. The 360 degrees view over toronto is a must see. Absolutely stunning. I did amazing pics. The only bemol is the price. When you come with a family ot can turn out to be quite expensive.
Written January 9, 2020
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Thanks for visiting.
Written January 9, 2020
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Mork001
Coburg, Australia602 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
An expensive exercise for a family of teenagers and asking for an extra $15 for the pod was far too much.
Probably why we were the only ones up there....
The views are really good on a clear day.
Take plenty of $$.
If we came back would definitely bypass.
The staff were polite and efficient.
The counter staff should tell visitors about the City Pass which would make the visit more cost effective.
Written January 14, 2020
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M E
Thornton, UK9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I would definitely recommend visiting as early as possible in the morning. I was waiting for the gate to open at 9am and was in the SkyPod by myself for at least 10 minutes. Although I'm not sure the extra entrance fee is worth it as the view seems to differ little from the lookout and the windows aren't as clean for photography. However the man operating the elevator was lovely.

My only gripe of the tour was having to have the tourist photograph taken despite saying I definitely wouldn't be buying it. I was appalled that the photographs had been printed when I got to the bottom. This seems to be a disgraceful waste of energy and material when there must be millions destroyed every year.
Written February 24, 2020
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nara501
Boston, MA360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The views from the top are spectacular - all round glass windows enable a true 360 degree view. Did not have lunch or dinner, not sure if it is worth it. Entry to the tower itself is pretty expensive but is worth the money while visiting Toronto. Please do park in the nearby parking garage - difficulty to find anything else that is cheaper in the vicinity.
Written January 14, 2020
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toddlerpants
Droitwich, UK946 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We decided to go up the CN Tower as my mum and dad had done this some 10-15 yrs before us.
I was surprised by how crowded the tower was by all the other buildings right next to it.

We negotiated the ticket machines without too much of a problem . It did however only give us one ticket but charged us for two. We went directly to customer services, explained the problem and they immediately gave us another admission ticket. The were very busy but dealing with people swiftly, politely and efficiently, Impressive.

So off we went to queue. They could learn a thing or two from Disney Florida who know how to entertain the people whilst they queue. Nevertheless we moved without too much time to get too bored and were soon on the elevator up. This was smooth and speedy.
We then found our way to the deck where the floor is glass and marveled at all the people lying on the glass posing for photos, aren't us humans weird!?
There is a cafe up here and a 360 degree view. if you then go to the next deck, you find yourself outside, again there is 360 degree access to the views. There is however a wire mesh (keeping you safe from falling) like a wire cage, so photos were not so good.

It was not until we were in the elevator down that I noticed that this too had a portion of glass floor.

The experience was a good one and I am glad we did it, but it didn't wow me.
Great views of the city etc
Written July 9, 2020
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Thank you for visiting!
Written July 14, 2020
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Nisa Ismail
London, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Tip 1: Make sure you go on a clear day! If its cloudy or grey I wouldn't bother as that's all you'll see when you get to the top.

Tip 2: Make sure you start filming as soon as you get in the elevator - during the trip up you actually get to see outside but it goes fast so you don't want to miss it because you're fiddling with you're camera!

I've been twice and found the 'glass floor' underwhelming both times - the glass is so thick and you're so high up that it doesn't feeling that thrilling (but that's just me).

The food in the cafe is crazy expensive, so eat before hand. Especially the little ones - they'll be drawn to the smell of hot dogs and french fries!
Written January 10, 2020
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