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Toronto’s CN Tower undergoes $16M renovation
On June 26, 2018, Toronto’s CN Tower unveiled a renovation to its 1,300 sq. metre observation level. The renovation was designed to modernize and enhance the guest experience, while providing truly universal access. The announcement comes on the CN Tower’s 42nd birthday, and is part of a $16 million dollar investment project.
The renovation is the latest in a series of innovative new features at the CN Tower, including the Relighting of the CN Tower with LED lighting (2007), Glass Floor Paneled Elevators (2008), EdgeWalk (2011) , and the first installation of floor-to-ceiling Window Walls (2017).
VIP Guests and Media were invited to a special unveiling , where Executive Chef John Morris provided the edibles for the evening, and an exclusive Tower beer was served, brewed locally by Railway City Brewing.
** The 222 linear feet of “Window Walls” enable children and people with mobility challenges to fully enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Toronto. The new floor-to-ceiling glass “Window Walls” have been installed across three separate sections of the observation level.
** An all new Glass Floor has been installed directly above the original, providing a dramatic, two-tier vertical view 346 metres towards the ground.
** Three new food bistros offer guests an opportunity to sample Canadian food and beverages, with a menu concept inspired by the diverse regions across Canada, and featuring Canadian ingredients.
** The new observation level features scalable event space that can be customized to host catered events for up to 800 guests.
** The new downloadable Viewfinder App features spectacular day and night 360 degree panoramic images of Toronto and surrounding area, allowing users to identify more than 90 landmarks. This makes the CN Tower the first and only place in Canada to offer a Virtual Reality Observation Experience at this elevation
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.