Top 10 Interesting Facts About the CN Tower in Toronto, CanadaCN Tower is one of Canada's symbols and the signature of Toronto's skyline. It has gained several world height records.
Canadian National Tower, Canada's National Tower
This picture of Toronto's night skyline with CN Tower on it is taken from Toronto Islands - several islands in lake Ontario that are very close to the shore (1.7 km - 2 km; it's 15 minutes by ferry).
Toronto Islands is the city's largest parkland and a great place to spend the day.
These 360° views are truly incredible - while having a meal or drink, you can see the city of Toronto, lake Ontario, its islands, and on a sunny day you can even see some higher buildings in the US on the other shore of lake Ontario.
During a severe storm not long ago the CN Tower was battered by 6 lightning strikes over a 30-minute period (I.e. every 5 minutes, on average).
So from 1976 to 2018, it got hit approximately 3,150 times (42 years x 75).
Even though you know the Glass Floor is safe it may be scary to step on it and look down.
In the image you see somebody's feet - the person is taking this picture while standing on the glass floor and looking down.
This floor can withstand a pressure of 4,100 kilopascals (595 psi). It's thermal glass units are 64 mm (2.5 in) thick, consisting of a pane of 25 mm (1.0 in) airspace glass, 25 mm (1.0 in) laminated glass, and a pane of 13 mm (0.5 in) laminated glass.
...already getting dizzy looking at this picture...
I know such views are beautiful, but when you actually look down at them, especially under your feet, that's just... shivers.
The outdoor observation deck entirely surrounds the main pod (the main pod is the big sphere).
The deck is pretty wide and you can walk, sit or stand on this deck and enjoy the 360° view. It's a great place to take pictures. Feel the breeze at 342m (1,122’) above the ground.
It is safe because it is fully fenced to prevent from falling (there's a wire fence from top to bottom)
This looks very beautiful because the colors are constantly changing and the rays are moving up - every new color coming from the base of the tower replaces the previous one as rays move up.
It's programmed from a desktop computer with a wireless network interface controller. The estimated cost to use the LEDs is $1,000 per month.
PS. In the image, the darker spot on the blue light is actually an elevator...
In these elevators you may feel your stomach in your throat...
The CN Tower is used by T.V. and radio broadcasters, cellular and paging providers, communications (such as Toronto Public Transportation, Traffic info), etc.
Thrill-seekers can walk on- and around the roof of the main pod of the tower, which is right above the 360 Restaurant. Visitors are tethered to an overhead rail system and walk around the edge of the main pod on a 1.5 m (4.9 ft) metal floor.
Three out of the six glass-fronted elevators have another thrilling feature - they have glass panels in a portion of each elevator floor! If you think it's scary to stand on the Glass Floor, wait until you take a ride at 22 kilometres (15 miles) per hour, with glass under your feet!
The main deck/pod level is the big sphere of the tower. Open to the public here are: 360 Restaurant, the glass floor, outdoor observation deck, indoor observation deck, its roof (for 'The EdgeWalk')
SkyPod is the smaller sphere of the tower (you may not realize that the distance between the two spheres on the image is about 100 metres /330 ft)
A metal staircase reaches the main deck level after 1,776 steps, and after 2,579 steps - the SkyPod which is 100 m (328 ft) above the main deck level
This is different than the 360 Restaurant mentioned above (they are at different levels, the 360 Restaurant is at 351 m)
Where he sits on the cover art is not allowed - he is on the roof of the main pod where 'The EdgeWalk' happens.
Actually it held several world records for 30+ years (still holds some of them) - it was surpassed in the late 2000s which shows that it was much ahead of its time