I've been to Toronto for the film festival many times in the past but this year is
the first time I've taken advantage of the trip to go to the top of the iconic Canadian National Tower.
Located in the heart of the city's downtown, the tower was completed in 1974 and designated a Wonder of the Modern World in 1995. It rises 1,465 feet above the city and has one of the highest observation platforms in the world with a spectacular view like no other.
It's quite an experience to stand on the glass floor---almost like walking on air-- and look down at the ground far below.
And when visitors have had enough of sight seeing, they can repair to the bar of the 360 Restaurant which boasts the world's highest wine cellar, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
For photographer Theo Kingma and I it was an interesting prelude to the film festival, which this year is even bigger than ever, with 393 films and 142 world premieres. Somehow I don't think we'll be seeing them all!