The CN Tower has temporarily closed its doors once more.
The popular Toronto landmark closed on October 3 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
“The CN Tower will suspend its operations to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and hopefully help to flatten the curve,” says the popular attraction on social media.”The health and safety of our staff and guests is our priority.”
The tower first closed in early March and reopened in mid-July.
The announcement comes during a spike in coronavirus cases in Ontario. On Friday, October 2, the province set a record for the largest single day increase with 732 new cases.
There were also 653 cases announced on Saturday and 566 detected on Sunday.
“We look forward to welcoming guests back to the Tower as soon as public health authorities and Canada Lands Company determine that it is safe to do so,” says CN Tower.
Throwback Thursday: West View from the CN Tower
This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us 342 metres above Downtown Toronto, comparing views of the city captured just over two years apart from the CN Tower’s main observation level. Back in June, 2018, the view west from the tower showed a number of active construction projects. Starting from the left side of the photo, we can see the sites of the Canoe Landing Community Centre & Schools, as well as the West Block Est. 1928, The LakeShore, and The LakeFront complex within the Fort York-CityPlace area, and more unfolding directly across the tracks to the north with Minto Westside topped out, and excavation as well as the first crane visible for The Well. At the far right, the King Portland Centre and Kingly Condos complex was topped out and largely clad. Further to the west, (and getting increasingly hard to make out further into the background) the Ordnance Triangle area was home to construction of the first phase of the Garrison Point community, while a crane was visible for 99 Atlantic Avenue a few more blocks to the west. To the north (right) of 99 Atlantic, work was wrapping up on another wedge-shape stretch of land for the Kings Club complex. Across the tracks to the north of Liberty Village, a trio of cranes can just be made out, working on the expansion of CAMH. Barely visible in the distance across the bay, a pair of cranes mark the Eau du Soleil towers in the Humber Bay Shores area.
Any guests that have already purchased tickets are asked to contact the CN Tower via email.
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