Canada’s National Tower announced today the forthcoming launch of an extreme new attraction: EdgeWalk at the CN Tower. Taking Toronto’s most famous landmark to new levels, the EdgeWalk will bring visitors to gravity defying heights.
A full circle hands-free walk, the attraction is a five foot wide ledge circling the edge of the tower’s main pod at 116 stories above the ground. Thrill seekers will walk the edge of one of the world’s greatest man-made wonders beginning the summer of 2011.
“We think it’s fitting that Toronto’s newest attraction in 18 years should be at the city’s most defining landmark,” said Mark Laroche, President and CEO, Canada Lands Company, Owner and Operator of the CN Tower, in a statement. “EdgeWalk is both thrilling and unique and will push visitors to their limits – literally and figuratively. This will be among Toronto’s, if not the world’s, greatest attractions.”
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Visitors to the CN Tower will have the ability to walk hands-free in groups of six to eight attached to an overhead harness system. Pushing customer’s personal limits, trained EdgeWalk guides will help visitors lean back over Toronto with nothing but air between them and the ground.
“During our 35th anniversary year we are excited to introduce visitors to the most exciting attraction in our history,” said Jack Robinson, COO, CN Tower. “We’re extremely proud of the records the CN Tower has held throughout the years, including our strong safety record. Our facilities and engineering team supervised the EdgeWalk project design and build to ensure that it is both exciting and safe.”