More than a few Toronto hostels claim to be a five-minute walk from the landmark CN Tower. The Canadiana Backpackerts Inn actually is!
In the past it was easy to prove as the hostel was virtually “in the shadow” of the 553 meter tall structure. If you went out of our front door, looked right…then…voila! There it was! (photo attached).
But the recent and continuing skyscraper construction boom is rapidly altering the look and views of the city skyline. There are currently more than 150 buildings of more than 120 meters being built. Nine of these buildings are on the same block (or the immediately adjacent blocks) to our Toronto Backpackers Inn.
The Third Phase of the Toronto film Festival’s Cinema Towers Condominium is rising at the rate of 4 floors per month and will eventually loom 43 stories above our hostel. It has almost completely obliterated our once spectacular view of the tower.
The tip of the tower is still visible from our front door; however, at the current rate of progress the tower should completely disappear by the coming Canada Day (July 1st).