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November 08, 2006 10:30 ET

CN Tower Wine Cellar Designated "World's Highest" by Guinness World Records

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2006) -

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At 10:30 am on November 8, 2006, Guinness World Records representative Carey Low presented CN Tower's Chief Operating Officer Jack Robinson with the Guinness World Record for World's Highest Wine Cellar (in a building or tower) as part of International Guinness World Record Day.

Following some brief remarks, Mr. Low and Mr. Robinson stepped into 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower's Wine "Cellar in the Sky" located within the restaurant at 351m (1,151 feet) where the official Guinness World Record for "World's Highest Wine Cellar" was presented to Mr. Robinson.

"360 is renowned for its cuisine and ambiance and we're thrilled to have our very unique Cellar in the Sky recognized with the distinction of a Guinness World Record." said Robinson. "The CN Tower has had a long history with Guinness World Records and has continued to hold the GWR as "World's Tallest" for over 30 years, a record that GWR was here on April 2, 1975 to witness and present."

Following the phenomenally successful launch of its inaugural Guinness World Record Day in November last year, the world's biggest selling book is gearing up for the biggest record-breaking event the world has ever seen. GWR Day encourages everyone in the world to make or break their very own record. The CN Tower's GWR presentation today is held in sync with records being established around the world including Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Germany and France.

At 1,151 feet, it is the World's Highest and it's also one of the most beautiful. Neil Jones, Director of Operations is proud of its authenticity, "The Cellar is a tribute to the finest European tradition complete with precision climate and humidity controls, redwood racks, double cherry doors, 9,000 bottle capacity and a tasting table," says Jones.

"Our 550 label wine list features everything from $40 wines to priceless select vintages of the finest houses in the world." says James Muir, 360 Restaurant Beverage Manager and Sommelier. "It enables us to offer our patrons a wine selection that reflects our status as an international fine-dining establishment."

This extensive and carefully maintained wine selection has earned 360 the distinction of a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (recipient since 1999) and it has also been a DiRoNA recipient since 1997 (Distinguished Restaurants of North America).

In celebration of the World's Highest Wine Cellar designation and the Cellar in the Sky's 10th anniversary in 2007, 360 Restaurant will host a number of special events, uncorkings and tastings. For more information or to receive email notification of upcoming events, please visit www.cntower.ca.

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower: continues to hold its place as one of Toronto's finest restaurants, featuring unforgettable food combined with an outstanding revolving view of Toronto more than 1,000 feet below. Executive Chef Peter George and his staff offer market-fresh cuisine, featuring regional ingredients to ensure an incomparable culinary experience. 360 also presents an award-winning wine selection of over 550 international wines from its "cellar in the sky". Patrons enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the comfort of their table as 360 revolves around the city, once every 72 minutes. A leading event venue, 360 hosts over 300 memorable events each year for 2 to 2000 for receptions, dinners, themed events, product and press launches.

About Guinness World Records: Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. The Guinness Word Records website (www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year.

360 Restaurant is open daily.

Reservations recommended: (416) 362-5411 or via website at www.cntower.ca

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