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CN Tower Celebrates Canada’s Aviation Heritage....


 A Century of Flight

August 19, 2003…..(Toronto, Ontario)  The CN Tower celebrates Canadian aviation achievement and the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first sustained powered flight with an aviation exhibit from August 25-September 7, 2003 presenting replicas of the Avro Arrow, the famous Beaver, an aviation photo gallery, ejection seat and G-Suit display and fabulous on site contest brought to you by the CN Tower, Toronto Aerospace Museum and The Helicopter Company.


In 2003, the Century of Flight marks the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first sustained powered flight near Kitty Hawk, NC on December 17, 1903.  Exhibits at the CN Tower will celebrate the processes and planes that contributed to the growth of aviation in Canada, and Toronto's development as an important international centre of aerospace excellence.


Visit the CN Tower from August 25-September 7, 9am-11pm daily and step back in time to see a replica of the magnificent Avro CF-105 Arrow supersonic interceptor that first flew at Toronto’s Malton Airport in 1958 along with Arrow artifacts.  See a replica of the famous Beaver suspended inside the CN Tower along with an ejection seat and G-suit display and a photo gallery with a variety of creative and historical images highlighting aircraft as they soar above the Toronto waterfront and the progression of the Toronto Island Airport.  Participate in a chance to win a prize package including an aerial helicopter tour of Toronto, VIP tour of the Toronto Aerospace Museum and dinner for two at 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower overlooking Toronto more than 1,000 feet below.

Toronto Aerospace Museum

The Toronto Aerospace Museum (TAM) is a non-profit charitable society dedicated to developing a world-class educational, heritage and tourist attraction at Downsview Airport in Toronto.  In its unique and authentic historical setting, the Museum celebrates the aviation accomplishments of Torontonians and the Greater Toronto Area's long association with flying, aeronautical innovation, aircraft manufacturing, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Armed Forces, and aerospace technology.

 The Helicopter Company

… sharing the experience of helicopters, aviation and sightseeing with all …


Established in 1997, The Helicopter Company is the dream-works of two inspired pilots who wished to share their excitement of helicopter flight with the whole world.  With experience and the passion to fly, Kevin Smith and Julia Henderson created the first ever year-round helicopter tourism dedicated operation in downtown Toronto. 


Based on the beautiful and historical Toronto Island Airport, they are taking tourism to new heights.  To date they have lifted over 100,000 people, most for their first time ever in a helicopter.  Tourists and residents alike have taken to the skies for a breathtaking view of Canada’s largest city.  A city of all seasons, where winter, spring, summer and autumn are all great times to witness the skyline and natural surroundings from this rare vantage point possible. 

CN Tower - The World's Tallest Building 1,815FT or 553M Tall!

The CN Tower

Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon.  At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), it is the World’s Tallest Building, a Wonder of the Modern World, an important telecommunications hub, and the centre of tourism in Toronto.  Each year, 2 million people visit Canada’s Wonder of the World to take in the breathtaking view and enjoy all the CN Tower has to offer.


Test your nerve on the famous Glass Floor with a view 1,122 feet straight down to the ground.  Three observation levels provide breathtaking views of Toronto of up to 120 km away include the SkyPod, the highest observation level of them all.  Other attractions include simulators rides, themed arcade, multimedia displays and exhibits, and shopping.  Three restaurants to satisfy every appetite include the award-winning 360 Restaurant with its one- of-a-kind wine cellar in the sky. 




CN Tower ticket information, call (416) 868-6937

360 Restaurant reservations, call (416) 362-5411

or, visit the CN Tower website at

for online tickets or for more information about the CN Tower






For further details:

Media inquiries: Irene Knight, CN Tower Manager of Public Relations 416-601-4729

CN Tower Ticket Information, call (416) 868-6937




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