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Awards

The following a list of recent Awards and Accolades presented to the CN Tower and 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower.

2012 Awards

Best Tourist AttractionCity Parent Readers

Canadian Tourism Commission's Signature Experience Collection – CN Tower

The CN Tower is proud to be part of the Canadian Tourism Commission's Signature Experience Collection, once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences found in Canada.

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998) 360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Certificate of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Tripadvisor

#1 Tour in Toronto – EdgeWalk at the CN Tower

Tripadvisor

Canada's Strangest Destinations – EdgeWalk at the CN Tower

Reader's Digest

One of the world's top 6 skywalks – EdgeWalk at the CN Tower

Virtualtourist.com

Most Romantic Restaurant – 360 Restaurant

WHERE Magazine

Technical Innovation Award – EdgeWalk at the CN Tower

World Federation of Great Towers

Tourism Innovator of the Year -EdgeWalk at the CN Tower

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

Innovator of the Year Award – EdgeWalk at the CN Tower

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Gold - Best Ontario Attraction CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View 360 Restaurant (since 1994)

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

2011 Awards

Business of the Year Award recognizing excellence, outstanding contribution and accomplishments in the Canadian tourism industry. (presented by Air Canada)

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Gold - Best Ontario Attraction CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998) 360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View 360 Restaurant (since 1994)

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

THE VQA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 360 Restaurant (since 2005)

Wine Council of Ontario's VQA Award of Excellence (VQA – Vintners Quality Alliance - Ontario's Wine Authority, identifies restaurants with exceptional VQA wine and culinary experience)

Best Tourist Attraction

City Parent Readers

Canada's Best New Attractions for Summer 2011 (representing a significant milestone in tourism)

WHERE Magazine Canada

2010 Awards

Best Tourist Attraction

City Parent Readers

Best Local Attraction – Parent Picks

Today's Parent Magazine

Award of Excellence – Technical Innovation – Maple Leaf Cinema

World Federation of Great Towers

Silver - Best Ontario Attraction CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998) 360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

Most Romantic – 360 Restaurant

WHERE Magazine Reader's Poll

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View 360 Restaurant (since 1994)

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

THE VQA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 360 Restaurant (since 2005)

Wine Council of Ontario's VQA Award of Excellence (VQA – Vintners Quality Alliance - Ontario's Wine Authority, identifies restaurants with exceptional VQA wine and culinary experience)

Best of Ocean Sport award – Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D

BLUE Ocean Festival in Monterey California

Outstanding Achievement in Action Sports Filmmaking – Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D

Newport Beach Film Festival

Business of the Year Award Finalist - recognizing excellence, outstanding contribution and accomplishments in the Canadian tourism industry. (presented by Air Canada)

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

2009 Awards

BOMA BESt Level 1
National Green Building Certification

Building Owners and Managers Association

Best Tourist Attraction

City Parent Readers

Canada’s Most Visited Tourist Attractions

Forbes Traveler

Award of Excellence - Staffing

World Federation of Great Towers

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View
360 Restaurant (since 1994)

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998) 
360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

THE VQA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
360 Restaurant  (since 2005)

Wine Council of Ontario’s VQA Award of Excellence (VQA – Vintners Quality Alliance - Ontario’s Wine Authority, identifies restaurants with exceptional VQA wine and culinary experience)

Award of Unique Distinction
Recognizing 360 Restaurant’s dedication to delivering the most wine-friendly experience.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Most Romantic  – 360 Restaurant
Also a finalist for:  Ambiance

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

First Prize – Small Print Flyer

“High Time” door hanger promotional print piece

Bronze - Best Ontario Attraction
CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

Award of Excellence

Plant Engineering and Maintenance

2008 Awards

Award of Excellence - Environment
Recognizing excellence in environmental and/or socio-cultural sustainability

World Federation of Great Towers

Finalist – Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development recognizing commitment to professional recognition, training and excellence in human resource management.

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Most Romantic  – 360 Restaurant
Also a finalist for:  Ambiance, Fine Dining, and Wine List

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998) 
360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

THE VQA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
360 Restaurant  (since 2005)

Wine Council of Ontario’s VQA Award of Excellence (VQA – Vintners Quality Alliance - Ontario’s Wine Authority, identifies restaurants with exceptional VQA wine and culinary experience)

Award of Excellence – Vines Wine list award
Recognizing the top wine-friendly restaurants in Canada.

VINES Magazine Wine List Awards

125 Places to Have Beer Before you Die
Horizons Restaurant (#18)
Recognizing the best places around the world to enjoy a beer.

All About Beer
U.S. Beer Magazine (May edition)

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View
360 Restaurant (since 1994)

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

Gold - Best Ontario Attraction
CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

2008 Value Awards
Best Value – Dinner – 360 Restaurant
200 places to get the best bang for your travel buck

UP! Magazine (Westjet inflight publication)

Top Summer Attractions – CN Tower
Metro Readers Choice

Metro News

JOURNEYS OF A LIFETIME, 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips -TOP 10 ELEVATOR RIDES  #1 CN Tower

National Geographic

2007 Awards

Business of the Year Award recognizing excellence, outstanding contribution and accomplishments in the Canadian tourism industry. (presented by Air Canada)

Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)

Spirit of Excellence Award -
Best Employee Recognition Program

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

Runner Up - Brass Ring Award
Seasonal Special – Marketing Program
(CN Tower Lighting Event)

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998) 
360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

Most Romantic  – 360 Restaurant
Also a finalist for:  Ambiance, Fine Dining, and Service

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

THE VQA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
360 Restaurant  (since 2005)

Wine Council of Ontario’s VQA Award of Excellence (VQA – Vintners Quality Alliance - Ontario’s Wine Authority, identifies restaurants with exceptional VQA wine and culinary experience)

Award of Excellence 
360 Restaurant

Eat Smart - Ontario's Healthy Restaurant Program

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View
360 Restaurant (since 1994)

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

Gold - Best Ontario Attraction
CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

Award of Unique Distinction
recognizing 360 Restaurant’s dedication to delivering the most wine-friendly experience.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Award of Excellence
Special Events – CN Tower 30th Anniversary

IABC Toronto (International Association of Business Communicators)  – Ovation Awards

Canada’s Top 10 Iconic Brands
CN Tower

Canadian Business

JOURNEYS OF A LIFETIME, 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips -TOP 10 ELEVATOR RIDES  #1 CN Tower

National Geographic

2006 Awards

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998)
360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

Best Ambience
360 Restaurant.  Also a finalist for:  Fine Dining, Best Wine List and Most Romantic

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

Award of Excellence
360 Restaurant Wine List

Vines Magazine

THE VQA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 
360 Restaurant  (since 2005)

Wine Council of Ontario’s VQA Award of Excellence (VQA – Vintners Quality Alliance - Ontario’s Wine Authority, identifies restaurants with exceptional VQA wine and culinary experience)

Iconic and Idiosyncratic Wine List Award
360 Restaurant Wine List

City Bites Magazine

Canada’s 30 Best:  Best Bird’s Eye View 
The CN Tower

Reader’s Digest

Award of Excellence
360 Restaurant

Eat Smart - Ontario's Healthy Restaurant Program

Most popular attraction
The CN Tower

Zagat Toronto Guide

Certificate of Achievement: wine hospitality, fine dining, mid-Atlantic – 360 Restaurant

2006 Santé Restaurant Awards

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View 
360 Restaurant (since 1994)

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

Bronze - Best Ontario Attraction
CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

Award of Unique Distinction
recognizing 360 Restaurant’s dedication to delivering the most wine-friendly experience.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Other Accolades:

Canada’s Eight Top Wonders 
Includes CN Tower

2006 Priceless Index 
(MasterCard Canada study among Canadians)

Top 10 Things to Do (summer 2006)
Includes CN Tower

Post Magazines (Greater Toronto Area)

World’s 200 Must-See Places To Visit
CN Tower is one of three North American destinations

DK Eyewitness Travelguide Publication

Canada’s Top 100 Destinations
Includes CN Tower

CanWest

2005 Awards

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998) 
360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

Most Romantic Restaurant - 360 Restaurant

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View 
360 Restaurant (since 1994)

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

Best Place to Impress Out-of-Towners – CN Tower

NOW Magazine Reader’s Poll

Award of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Eat Smart - Ontario's Healthy Restaurant Program

THE VQA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE - 360 Restaurant

Wine Council of Ontario’s VQA Award of Excellence (VQA – Vintners Quality Alliance - Ontario’s Wine Authority, identifies restaurants with exceptional VQA wine and culinary experience)

Award of Unique Distinction – recognizing 360 Restaurant’s dedication to delivering the most wine-friendly experience.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Other Accolades

 

Monumental Landmarks – CN Tower tops the list

2005 Ipsos Reid Poll (Canadians)

2004 Awards

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Most Romantic Restaurant – 360 Restaurant

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998)
360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

Award of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Eat Smart - Ontario's Healthy Restaurant Program

Gold - Best Restaurant with a View – 360 Restaurant

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

Other Accolades

Finalist in – Best Fine Dining Restaurant, Best Service, Best Wine List – 360 Restaurant

Where Toronto Magazine’s Reader Poll

2003 Awards

Most Romantic Restaurant – 360 Restaurant

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

Best of Award of Excellence (recipient since 1998) – 360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience (recipient since 1997) – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best Tourist Attraction – CN Tower

City Parent, Readers Selection Awards

Award of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Eat Smart - Ontario's Healthy Restaurant Program

Gold - Best Ontario Attraction – CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View 
360 Restaurant

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

Other Accolades

1st Runner up – Best Performer in a Costumed Character – Dr. Wonder

IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions)  Spirit of Excellence Awards

1st Runner-up – Best Employee Recognition Program

IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions)  Spirit of Excellence Awards

2002 Awards

Best Wine Cellar – 360 Restaurant

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

Best of Award of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

Best Place to Impress Out-of-Towners – CN Tower

NOW Magazine Reader’s Poll

Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners – CN Tower

Eye Toronto Magazine Reader’s Poll

No. 1 Tourist Attraction in Toronto – CN Tower

City Parent Reader’s Poll

Award of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Eat Smart - Ontario's Healthy Restaurant Program

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Gold - Best Ontario Attraction – CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice

Gold – Best Restaurant with a View 
360 Restaurant

Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice

1st Prize – Best Safety Awareness Program

IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Spirit of Excellence Awards

1st Prize – Best Guest Services Training Program

IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions)  Spirit of Excellence Awards

Best Attraction – CN Tower

Toronto.com Best of T.O.

Best View – 360 Restaurant

Toronto.com Best of T.O.

Other Accolades

Finalist for – Best Overall Restaurant, Best Fine Dining, Best Desserts, Most Romantic

Where Toronto Magazine’s Reader Poll

1st Runner-up – Best Orientation Program

IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions)  Spirit of Excellence Awards

2001 Awards

Best Place to Impress Out-of-Towners – CN Tower

NOW Magazine Reader’s Poll

Best Ambience – 360 Restaurant

WHERE Magazine Reader’s Poll

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best of Award of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

2000 Awards

Award of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Eat Smart - Ontario's Healthy Restaurant Program

Employer of the Year Award – CN Tower

YMCA

Best of Award of Excellence – 360 Restaurant

Wine Spectator Magazine

DiRoNA Award for excellence in dining experience – 360 Restaurant

DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America)

Best Place to Impress Out-of-Towners – CN Tower

NOW Magazine Reader's Poll

Gold Award for Best Toronto Attraction – CN Tower

Toronto Sun Readers' Choice