The tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, it is only fitting that this symbol of the Toronto skyline is also one of its greatest tourism assets. Sometimes, as is the case here, our agenda must coincide with the usual tourist agenda. There is no shame in this! At 553 meters (1815 feet), this communications tower in downtown Toronto sees a few million visitors annually to its two observation decks. The main, lower deck has a glass floor through which you can see the city below (not for the faint of heart) and costs about $24. Other pricing options include the Skypod, which is the highest observation deck.
For thrill seekers, there is the Edgewalk, which allows for the slightly insane, adrenaline-junkies of the world to walk tethered to the outside of the tower, hands-free above the 360 Restaurant, about 356 meters (1168 feet) in the air! This option is only available during summer months; check their website for current costs and limitations.