There were LOTS of people there, as you can see from the photos. There was a flashmob at the beginning of the parade, people in the crowd dressed as characters (check out Woody!), and many, many floats and groups involved in the parade. You can check out my pictures below - they represent about half (!) of the parade, as I headed out with the band once they came through. The band looked great!
The CN Tower is pretty amazing - it is one of the Wonders of the Modern World, and is TALL. There was a moment in the elevator going up (you go up something like 115 stories in less than a minute) that I was pretty scared - in addition to the glass window, parts of the floor were glass. I do NOT want to stand on a glass floor 115 stories up. Evidently, I'm one of few - they have a glass floor area in the viewing area, and there were lots of people standing on it, lying on it, and otherwise enjoying the sensation of looking down a LONG way. (I delegated that picture - no way was I standing on that floor!)