Toronto’s CN Tower gets an upgrade after 42 years

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to the top of the CN Tower in Toronto, but I saw the news that announced on its 42nd birthday that it’s observation deck has undergone a $16 million renovation/

A new Glass Floor has been installed directly above the original which I suppose was starting to show its age. All I know, is that even though I know it’s perfectly safe, when you find yourself standing 346 metres (1,136 feet) above the ground, ,my brain tells me I’m in danger. Don’t even get me started on the EdgeWalk outside on the top of the tower. I don’t have a fear of heights, but I do have a fear of falling, so I’ll take a hard pass.

More interesting, is the observation deck will have new floor-to-ceiling glass “Window Walls” to provide unobstructed panoramic views which will be perfect for children and people with mobility challenges to fully enjoy the views of Toronto.

For those who want to linger, three new bistros are being added to the top of the tower, but I’d imagine most people are there for the views and not the food.

More interesting is a new Viewfinder App for mobile devices that helps users identify the Toronto landmarks below which is helpful if you’re not a local and have no idea what you’re looking at.

I’ve been to the top of the tower during the day time and at night and I’d say that night time is my favourite, but being there at sunset is pretty special so if you’ve only ever been up there once, it’s worth it to visit at a different time of day to get a different experience.

At a height of 553.33 metres (1,815 ft., 5 inches), Canada’s National Tower was once the tallest free-standing structure in the world. It’s long since been surpassed by other buildings, but it’s still an engineering wonder.  For all the details, visit www.cntower.ca. 

 

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