Recently during TBEX weekend in Toronto I was going back-and-forth between Chinatown, Kensington Market, Downtown and other neighborhoods. I was traveling mainly on foot without using maps or the GPS on my phone. Why? I decided to use the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, as my guide.
During my roaming it was over here…
…and over there…
Peekaboo, there it is. Thank goodness, I know where I’m at now!
You never know when the CN Tower will appear amongst the buildings…
…and the trees. It’s like a breathe of fresh air when you see it.
The tower doesn’t just mark where you’re at, it also gives off countless scenic photo opportunities. Lot’s of blue between the tower, Roy Thomson Hall and the office buildings.
I usually always grab a Starbucks photo (even if I don’t go in) when I’m in the big city and low-and-behold there the tower is.
I loved capturing the tower, with another historic staple, the electric streetcars and their corresponding wires. The King Street streetcar is going by.
Lot’s of wires stood between me and the tower like these at the intersection of Spadina and Queen Streets.
It’s early, early morning in Chinatown as I started heading towards the tower going down Spadina Street.
Two location markers! The tower and the Kensington Market neighborhood. How could one get lost?!
More streetcar wire and CN Tower fun at Spadina and Queen.
The CN Tower can be used as a guide within buildings too, like here at the Metro Toronto Convention Center South Building. The convention center is vast, so an additional directional guide is handy.
It was a great weekend in Toronto. I could always count on my friend, the CN Tower, to appear when I needed them. A scenic view usually followed.
What towers, skyscrapers, landmarks or other things have you used before as a guide in your travels?