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Friday, April 19, 2013

EdgeWalk, Toronto's most-extreme attraction, begins 2013 season

Attraction offers thrill of a lifetime
   Living life on the edge at EdgeWalk at Toronto’s CN Tower. (Handout – CN Tower)
 EdgeWalk at the CN Tower, Toronto’s most extreme attraction has officially opened to the public for another exciting season.  Adventure lovers can again walk on the edge of one of the world’s greatest man-made wonders, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground.

The first of its kind in North America, EdgeWalk is the world’s highest external walk on a building, a full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower’s main pod.

Thrill seekers walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them. 

EdgeWalk continues to receive enthusiastic local and international interest and having achieved “bucket list” status, quickly earned its place among the world’s greatest attractions. 

Walkers as young as 13 and as young at heart as 90 have experienced EdgeWalk.   Many have embraced the unique opportunity to organize special walks including marriage proposals, birthday and anniversary celebrations and corporate team building and client appreciation EdgeWalks.    On November 8, 2011 EdgeWalk at the CN Tower was presented with the Guinness World Record for the “Highest External Walk on a Building”. 

Designed with the highest international safety and security standards in mind, EdgeWalk runs 1.5 hours, with the outdoor walk lasting approximately 30 minutes.  Tickets cost $175 CAD and include a keepsake video, photos and certificate of achievements.  Participants also receive a CN Tower re-admission General Admission ticket + SkyPod ($44 value includes access to LookOut, Glass Floor/outdoor SkyTerrace, SkyPod Levels, movie and ride).

EdgeWalk at the CN Tower operates seasonally in all weather except for electrical storms, high winds or other extreme weather conditions. Varying weather conditions will make the EdgeWalk experience more unique.  EdgeWalk operates seasonally from spring to late fall, 7 days a week, and hours of operation that fluctuate depending on daylight. EdgeWalk first opened to the public in 2011.  Visit edgewalkcntower.ca for details and available dates. 

CN Tower
Defining the Toronto skyline, at a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches) , the CN Tower is Canada's National Tower, an engineering Wonder and Toronto's must see attraction visited by over 1.5 million people each year. 416-868-6937. www.cntower.ca

Canada Lands Company
CLC is a federal Crown corporation that optimizes the financial and community value obtained from surplus strategic properties no longer required by the Government of Canada. The company is self-financing and implements innovative property solutions to create strong and competitive communities wherever it operates.  www.clc.ca

Toronto is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, where Canadian culture is enriched by over 100 cultures found here. Toronto’s skyline includes CN Tower, glass skyscrapers juxtaposed with historic limestone facades. Miles of waterfront, parks and trails nestle with urban delights like cafés and one-of-a-kind shops. www.SeeTorontoNow.com

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