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The CN Tower will always be pretty special to me as it’s technicallly the first sightseeing that Baby C has ever done.
When you go to Toronto, you can’t say that you don’t know what the CN Tower looks like. It dominates Toronto’s skyline, and it’s striking.
Baby C and I ready to take in the tower.
Downtown Toronto is super clean (a New Yorker would notice this, of course), and the CN Tower lies in a entertainment district close to Lake Ontario. It’s right next to the Rogers Centre (love that British spelling), where the Toronto Blue Jays play; the Air Canada Centre, where the Raptors play, and it’s not too far from its rail station, Union Station. In other words, the CN Tower is in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District.
I will say that we were a little confused even getting ot the entrance. Just know that you’ll need to get through some doors, hallways, and what not just to get a ticket and to get to the elevator that takes you to the to see the tower’s views.
About that ticket….it’s NOT cheap. It’s about $32 for adults, if you don’t buy it online before hand (FAMILY NOTE: For kids under four years old, there is free admission). Plus ,there is a line and a fair amount of waiting, so for those of you who lack patience or travel with children who may wig out after awhile, just build that into your expectations.
So, was it worth the price and the wait? Well, somewhat….
Baby C and I taking in the view
The views are spectacular, and there is ample space to see all of Toronto from all areas of the observation deck. Stepping outside, you will get whipped by the wind, so hold onto your hats. What are you supposed to expect being 1,200 feet in the air? Even on a very warm summer day, it was cold out there. Beware if you’re there in the fall or winter (gulp! Canada is cool, but I don’t think I could take it in the winter).
There are more than enough reminders that you way up high.
Luckily, Baby C has no fear of heights.
Did you know that Toronto has an airport downtown? Why yes, it does. You can fly to other parts of Canada and select cities in the U.S. We thought about flying to Montreal, but we took the train instead (for another post).
In all, this was a nice way to orient ourselves in Toronto. We didn’t get to see as much of the city as I would have liked, but at least we can say that we saw it from above.
Do you remember your first trip with your family as a child or with your own family that you’ve formed?