Toronto’s iconic CN Tower in downtown Toronto has unveiled the $16 million renovation of its 14,000-square-foot observation level.
Designed to modernize and enhance the guest experience while providing truly universal access, the revamped observation level’s features include scalable space that can be customized to host events for up to 800 people.
The reveal of the renovation, which is the most significant enhancement to the Tower since it opened in 1976, took place on the building’s 42nd birthday. Key upgrades and additions are:
New floor-to-ceiling glass “Window Walls” installed across three separate sections of the observation level, which provide nearly 222 linear feet of near seamless panoramic views;
a new glass floor installed directly above the original, providing a two-tier view to the ground, 1,136 feet below;
and three new food bistros with menus inspired by the diverse regions of Canada and featuring Canadian ingredients.
“It’s essential that CN Tower’s renovation and upgrades tie into our commitment to accessibility,” said John McBain, president and CEO, Canada Lands Company, owner and operator of the tower. “The Window Walls and new glass floor take the visitor experience to the next level and ensure it remains thrilling and unique among the world’s greatest towers.”
In addition, the CN Tower has launched a new, free Viewfinder App for mobile devices. The app features day and night 360 degree panoramic images of Toronto and surrounding area, and allows users to identify more than 90 landmarks. It is available in five languages (English, French, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin) and is available for download at the App Store and Google Play.
“We are thrilled to introduce an all-new observation experience, including the new CN Tower Viewfinder App, as part of our 42nd anniversary,” said Neil Jones, chief operating officer, CN Tower. “The CN Tower enjoyed record-breaking attendance last year, but we believe it is important to keep innovating. As a national icon, the experience we offer our guests should always be at world-class levels. We feel this renovation accomplishes that goal.”