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A look back at the CN Tower on its 41st birthday (PHOTOS)

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 26, 2017 7:41 am 389

Toronto landmark, the CN Tower opened to the public on June 26, 1976 and so as Canada prepares to turn 150, the icon of Toronto pride turns 41.

Check out this selection of images and see how Toronto’s skyline has dramatically changed in the years since construction first began on the CN Tower in the 1970s.

Construction

Construction view from King St W, in front of the Royal Alex, August 18, 1973

Toronto skyline from Parliament south of Front, November 14, 1973

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Island waterfront looking south to city, [ca. 1974]

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View of CN Tower from Yonge and Shuter, April 16, 1975

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CN Tower, February 4, 1975

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CN Tower reflection in water, March 16, 1975

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View during construction, November 26, 1974

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Construction view with helicopter lifting piece, March 16, 1975

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1980s

Front looking west to Scott, between 1980 and 1988

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Toronto Archives Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 470, Item 5

Western waterfront looking west between, 1980 and 1988

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Looking northwest to central waterfront near Bay, [198-?]

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O’Keefe Centre looking west, 1983 or 1984

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Railway lands, between 1982 and 1988

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Toronto Archives Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 349, Item 2

1990s

Sailboard on bay, [ca. 1990]

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Ontario Place looking east, [ca. 1990]

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Looking southwest to city core, between 1992 and 1994

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2000s

Toronto Skyline, taken on November 13, 2004

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Ian Muttoo/Flickr

Full Moon over Toronto,  2007

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John Vetterli/Wikimedia Commons

The skyline as seen from Toronto’s Centre Island, 2008

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Benson Kua/Wikimedia Commons

See also

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