Canada’s National Tower has unveiled a $16 million renovation that has transformed the iconic landmark’s 1,300-sq. metre (14,000 sq. ft.) main observation level. The announcement came on the CN Tower’s 42nd birthday.
Designed by Cumulus Architects, the renovated observation level modernizes and enhances the guest experience while providing truly universal access. The space has been revamped so that guests can enjoy an open, modern look and feel. This is the most significant enhancement to the CN Tower since it opened its doors in 1976.
An all new Glass Floor has been installed directly above the original, providing a dramatic, two-tier vertical view 346 metres (1,136 feet) towards the ground.
New floor-to-ceiling glass “Window Walls” have been installed across three separate sections of the observation level, providing near seamless unobstructed panoramic views. Using the latest in engineering technology, the “Window Walls” enable children and people with mobility challenges to fully enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Toronto.
“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 CN 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.”
Three new food bistros offer guests an opportunity to sample Canadian food and beverages, while taking in 360 degree panoramic views of Toronto. The new observation level also features scalable space that can be customized to host events for up to 800 guests.
In concert with the renovation of the main observation level, the CN Tower also launched a new, free Viewfinder App for mobile devices. The App features spectacular day and night 360 degree panoramic images of Toronto and surrounding area. Users will be able to identify more than 90 landmarks.