The LED technology installed at the CN Tower is designed to achieve excellent performance standards and with its intended use is expected to last in excess of 10 years, requiring minimal fixture replacement and maintenance. Unlike conventional lighting systems, the new system will not require frequent replacement and disposal of light bulbs. LEDs radiate little to no heat, they do not emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation or (IR) infrared which makes them ideal for illuminating areas at the Tower without degration such as the radome and other sensitive areas.
Each night beginning at sunset the CN Tower will feature a standard lighting program in red and white, to honour Canada, with a short light show at the top of each hour.
An annual lighting schedule will honour national holidays, seasons, certain major City and national events, in one of 2 ways:
Effect at the top of each hour to commemorate the occasion being honoured; or dedicated colour theme for the entire building.
Special Lighting Requests
The CN Tower presents a special opportunity for dedicated nondenominational charitable events and recognized causes to gain widespread publicity through special themed lighting of Canada’s National Tower.
Special lighting requests for dedicated nondenominational charitable events and recognized causes only will be considered at this time. All requests will be evaluated and some of the considerations include:
- the nature of the cause
- history and background of the organization, cause or event
- how the lighting will be used to benefit the cause/event
- how the CN Tower’s iconic image will be related to the event
All requests must be received in writing by the CN Tower at least 30 days in advance of light date requested. Applicants will receive a written response stating whether it has been approved or not within one week of application receipt.
Special themed lighting is at the sole discretion of CN Tower management and not subject to appeals or negotiation.
Please note that lighting for commercial (e.g. product launches, corporate events) or personal occasions (eg. birthdays, anniversaries) is not permitted.
Due to the volume of requests, all requests cannot be accommodated.
Please complete the following FORM and fax to the CN Tower at 416-601-4753 or email to email@example.com