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CN Tower, Toronto. Everything the Traveller Needed to Know
The CN Tower in Toronto is probably one of Canada's most recognizable icons and a world renowned landmark which was declared one of the modern 7 wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers. What makes this tower so famous (incase you didn't already know) would be its staggering height of 553.33 meters and it held the record for 31 years as being the worlds' tallest free-standing structure on land.

Located in the heart of the entertainment district on Front Street, the CN Tower is visited by more than 2million people every year, making it a real tourist hotspot so things might get crowded on certain days. Altogether there are 4 lookout levels and in my opinion, the view of Toronto just gets better and better the higher you ascend.

The lowest lookout point is at a height or 342m, in which you will find the Outdoor Observation Deck and Glass floor. Some people actually feel a sense of acrophobia when they are standing on the glass floor looking 342m down but some people say just the Glass floor alone is worth all the waiting and the trips in the elevator. If you want mind bending, this is the floor for you.

Just a little higher at 346m is an Indoor Observation deck and Horizons Café which offers casual dining for those wanting a quick bite or to just relax. "But don't they have an award winning fine dining restaurant?" you ask. Of course they do, in fact, what top of the world experience would be complete without it? 360 Restaurant, located at 351m, offers guests a complete 360 degree view of the city. This restaurant not only lets you be on top of the world, it rotates as well... once every 72 minutes to be exact, allowing you an unobstructed and beautiful view of the city and its skyline. What else could be better? Well 360 not only offers you spectacular food but to compliment your choice dishes, they have a wine cellar of almost 500 labels for you to choose from.

If you think that's about as high as you can get, think again. Sky Pod, the world's Highest Public Observation Deck is located at a remarkable height of 447m. So grab your cameras and head for the CN tower. I advise you to go only if the day is clear as you get the best view then, and if you can, try to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and long queues later on in the afternoon. If you visit Toronto, you can't go home without visiting the CN tower!
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Toronto holiday rentals and Canada vacation rentals.
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