In just under a weeks time our stay in Toronto comes to end as we pack our bags again and move further West across Canada. Before leaving Toronto we, of course, had to take the elevator up the CN Tower to the top of the world. 1,815ft and 5 inches above the world in fact.
When we arrived, there was a long queue for ticket sales. After deliberating for 10 minutes we decided to take a table at the revolving 360 restaurant in the tower. I'm so glad we did this. We had a wonderful lunch whilst watching over the Toronto skyline and water's edge. The restaurant takes 72 minutes to revolve 360 degrees.
Going for a meal cost us $30 more than 2 admission tickets. Seeing as we would have had to get lunch elsewhere in the city we were pleased with how reasonable it worked out to be. When eating at 360 you get complimentary access to the viewing point and glass floor, with separate elevator access, meaning no queues to go back down!
After a very romantic lunch, we went down to the viewing point. This is where eating at the 360 restaurant really paid off. There was a wall of people lining the windows making it extremely difficult to take clear photos. The glass had also been fingered by children sitting on the window ledges, meaning that any photos you did get, had a faint blur or smudge across them.
We quickly moved round to the glass floor to test our nerves. I had expected this to be a lot less busy but it seems many of us are very trusting in reinforced glass suspended over 1,000 feet high. I thought I'd find this a lot more nerve racking but took great pleasure in walking over the glass, watching my fiance's nervous expression from the 'safety' of the non-see through flooring. I also found those balancing on the beams in between the glass, to have their photo taken, quite amusing and had to fight the urge to gently disrupt their balance as I walked past...terrible, I know!
The CN Tower turned out to be a fantastic experience. I don't think I would have loved it as much if we hadn't eaten in the 360 restaurant. I definitely recommend booking a table there. The food was divine, the service exceptional and the views uninterrupted.