Toronto: The CN Tower is my Guide.

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…

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

…and over there…

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

…and everywhere!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

Peekaboo, there it is. Thank goodness, I know where I’m at now! 🙂

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

You never know when the CN Tower will appear amongst the buildings…

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

…and the trees. It’s like a breathe of fresh air when you see it.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

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.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

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. 🙂

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

I loved capturing the tower, with another historic staple, the electric streetcars and their corresponding wires. The King Street streetcar is going by.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

Lot’s of wires stood between me and the tower like these at the intersection of Spadina and Queen Streets.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

It’s early, early morning in Chinatown as I started heading towards the tower going down Spadina Street.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

Two location markers! The tower and the Kensington Market neighborhood. How could one get lost?!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

More streetcar wire and CN Tower fun at Spadina and Queen. 🙂

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

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.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN Tower

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?

12 responses to “Toronto: The CN Tower is my Guide.

  1. That is awesome! What a great way to find your way around. And…..interesting shots of various locations within distance of the tower! I’ve only ever seen it once in passing by from a taxi window. Sigh…., thanks for posting your creative view!

    • Thank you! 🙂 Was always on the lookout for the tower for directional purposes and photo opportunities. Hope you have a chance to see the tower up close again.

  2. This is great! the CN Tower is the ultimate solution to way-finding in Toronto 🙂

    • Thanks Sheraz! Definitely knew whether I was north or south of downtown and how close to the water I was.

  3. Glad you find the CN Tower so useful to you as a landmark, speaking as a Torontonian here. 🙂

  4. Toronto is definitely on my list of places. Great photos, as always, & awesome tip! 🙂

  5. Growing up in Toronto I frequently used the CN Tower to figure out where I was in relation to the lake. When I lived in New York I used to use the twin towers. 😦 In Chicago there is a wavy-topped building that I use to figure out how far I am from my place. It’s a great way to orient yourself!

  6. This is a brilliant post. Not only is the idea of navigating around Toronto using the tower as your guide great, but the photo essay of the tower from different vantage points is also cool. Now they just need to erect one of these in the middle of the Canadian wilderness next time I go canoeing, so I don’t get lost.

    • Thanks Ted! Got excited a lot when the tower came into view for multiple reasons. They need to make the tower even taller so it can be scene throughout Canada haha.

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