Back in April 2, 1975 a former US Army helicopter, called Olga, carried the last piece of the jigsaw – the tower’s antenna – after 26 months of construction and 5 months ahead of the deadline. On that historical day CN Tower officially “robbed” the height record from Moscow's Ostankino Tower and a new era begun.
The area around the Tower started developing rapidly, particularly with the construction of Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Rogers Centre (or SkyDome). What it used to be an appalling railway wasteland is now a newly developed entertainment district, with CN Tower centred and defining Toronto’s skyline. The construction of SkyWalk in 1989, connecting the tower and Rogers Centre to the nearby railway and subway Union Station, added on the projects practicality and accessibility creating a thriving tourist hub.
CN Tower accommodates 360, one of Toronto's finest restaurants offering great fresh cuisine topped with a magnificent revolving view of Toronto more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) below. The wine list should be adequate, if not overwhelming, including more than 550 international and Canadian wines, while the elevator ride is complimentary when buying a full course. The highlight though, still is the ride with the glass walled elevator offering a spectacular view of greater Toronto and lake Ontario that both you and your children will carry with for a long time.