CHCH Television Tower

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Coordinates: 43°12′27.11″N 79°46′30.79″W / 43.2075306°N 79.7752194°W / 43.2075306; -79.7752194

CHCH TV Tower viewed from the ground.

The CHCH Television Tower is a 357.5 metre 1,173 feet-high guyed TV mast located at 481 First Road West in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. It is the primary transmitter for television station CHCH-DT. It is also currently the forth-tallest structure in Canada.

When it was built in 1960, the CHCH Television Tower became the tallest structure in Canada. Only six structures built since then within Canada surpassed its height: the CN Tower in Toronto, the mast of Cape Race LORAN-C transmitter (collapsed in 1993), the mast of CBC Tower (Mont-Carmel) (destroyed in 2001), the Inco Superstack in Sudbury and the original and replacement masts of the CKX-TV tower. The CHCH tower ranks thirteenth in height among the tallest structures in the Commonwealth of Nations.

The mast is located on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, so when viewed from the bottom of the escarpment it appears to be exceptionally tall.


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