The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing infrastructure in all of Canada
. Resembling the Space Needle in Seattle, the CN Tower is considered as one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Visited by millions of locals and tourists from all parts of the world, the CN Tower is situated right in the heart of the beautiful and multi-cultural cities of Toronto
in the province of Ontario
, Canada, the CN holds the Guinness Book of World Record title of being the most visited landmark in Canada today.
The idea behind the construction of the CN Tower dates back to the late 1960s when the Canadian National Railway decided to build a television and radio platform to serve the greater area of Toronto. In line with this need, the minds behind the construction of the CN Tower decided to utilize the tower to serve as the symbol of the strength of the Canadian economy. During this time, Toronto was quickly developing and booming into the cosmopolitan metropolis it is now known as today. The construction of one skyscraper after another posed some challenges to the construction of the CN Tower to provide it just the right amount of airspace to allow it to transmit television and radio signals throughout the Greater Toronto area. As such, the height of the tower increased until it was constructed standing over 1,000 feet.
The CN Tower is open to the general public daily. The elevator that takes you up to the top of the tower provides some of the most breathtaking views of the city. While you're up there, take time to sample some of Canada's fine dining cuisine at the restaurant situated at the top of the tower.