CN Tower

Photo showing the CN Tower in downtown Toronto.

At 553 meters (1,815 feet) tall, the CN Tower is the tallest freestanding structure in Toronto and all of Ontario. You can see its magnificent views from the observation deck located on the 86th floor.

You can get a good view of the CN Tower from almost any point in the downtown core, but these picturesque spots offer the best vantage points for that obligatory photo on social media. Watch the tower’s nightly light show or check out its Earthcam.

Enjoy 360-degree views from the 360 restaurants at the top of the CNE tower.

Places to eat near the CN Tower

There’s plenty of delicious food at the CN Tower for both casual dining and fast food. Here are some ideas to keep in mind when planning your visit.


Featuring spectacular views of the city from above and an imaginative, Canadian-sourced, seasonally inspired menu, 360 is an inspirational culinary experience in an unparalleled setting. The restaurant boasts a vast selection of wines from across the globe with its innovative “sky cellars”, the world’s highest wine cellar. The award-winning establishment welcomes groups, parties, and organizations and is the perfect place for celebrating any occasion. 


Located at the base level of the CN Tower, the café offers a large selection of tasty foods, including pizzas, salads, sandwiches, freshly brewed coffee, gourmet tea, and a tempting variety of desserts.


With its 360-degree views of the city, the Observation Deck at Skydeck Toronto offers visitors an ideal space to enjoy snacks from Canada and drinks from across the world. It can accommodate up to 700 people.


If you’re looking for something fun to eat, check out this cool restaurant where you can enjoy some tasty dishes and drinks. It’s located near downtown Toronto.


A cozy restaurant with an expansive wine list, this elevated bistro serves up delicious dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. It’s located at 25 York Street.

CN Tower EdgeWalk: The first attraction of its kind anywhere in North America

Things to do at the CN Tower

A trained EdgeWalk Guide leads the tour, which lasts about 1.5 hours. During the walk, you’ll have the opportunity to lean back over the city with nothing between you and the ground—an unforgettable photo op to share once you return to Earth. Tickets for EdgeWalk include prints, certificates, and a keepsake video. Plus, ticketholders also get unlimited access to Lookout, Glass Floor, and SkyPod. All these extras, plus lifetime bragging rights and a truly memorable experience, make EdgeWalk one of the best things to do in San Francisco.

Shopping at the CN Tower

There is a selection of the most popular products available for purchase online. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop when you’re there in person. You can buy memorabilia such as First Nation art and craft, Canadiana, and miniature replica CN Towers.

On clear, crisp days, the CN Tower is visible from Buffalo, New York.

Nearby Attractions

There are many interesting tourist attractions within walking distance or a short bus or subway ride from CN Tower, including Casa Loma and the Art Gallery of Ontario. If you’re planning a visit to CN Tower, start your day early and get some of these other attractions in.

A fun fact about the CN Tower

The CN Tower was listed among the seven wonders of the modern world by the American Society of civil engineers in 1995.

It took four years to build and cost $62.5 million.

The 360 Restaurant takes 3 hours to complete one full rotation

The tower weighs 17,000 tons (16,844 large male elephants)

The Tower’S intelligent LED lighting system changes color according to time of day or season.

At 553 meters (1,815 feet), the CN Tower is the highest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere.