Sitting in the Sky over Toronto

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I have visited the CN Tower three times now but the experience doesn’t get old. The view from the top is breathtaking and on a clear sunny day you can see straight across Lake Ontario to where the other side of the shore begins to curve back around. Like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Empire State Building in New York, the CN Tower is a symbol of Toronto, visible from just about everywhere in the city.

It is a popular tourist attraction with lots to offer for people of all ages. There is a rotating restaurant where you can look out onto downtown Toronto as you enjoy dinner. For those who want to see what it’s like to walk on air there is a glass floor with a plummeting view down the length of the tower. More adventurous folks might want to try stepping onto the ledge outside the tower — attached to a safety harness of course — you can even lean out over the city, suspended only by a wire.

The CN Tower holds the record for being the tallest building in the Western hemisphere, topping off at just a little over 553 meters. Standing so high up over the world you can almost see the bend in the horizon. Down below cars inch along like ants, people are but tiny specks and the boats whizzing over Lake Ontario look like pond skaters. When visiting Toronto, the CN Tower is an impossible sight to miss.

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