CN Tower to close amid coronavirus pandemic

Mar 13 2020, 7:28 am

The CN Tower is shutting its doors.

The popular Toronto landmark is set to close amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tourist site will close from Saturday, March 14, and will re-open on Tuesday, April 14.

“The health and safety of our staff, guests and tenants is always our first priority,” reads a statement from the CN Tower.

“We regret any inconvenience this may cause and we look forward to welcoming you back to the CN Tower soon.”

The news comes just one day after the City of Toronto recommended residents who have recently traveled outside of Canada, including the US, to limit social interactions with large groups of people.

The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, is also recommending residents and event organizers to conduct thorough risk assessments before going ahead with any planned large events or scheduled public meetings.

The Government of Canada also released comprehensive guidelines earlier this week on how the country can be better informed before entering spaces with large crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CN Tower is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city, bringing 1.5 million visitors to the Toronto landmark every year.