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New CN Tower "Edgewalk" opens in Toronto; guests walk the ledge hands-free

TORONTO/PRNewswire/ — EdgeWalk at the CN Tower, “Toronto’s most extreme attraction,” opened to the public Aug 1. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., adventure lovers will prepare to walk on the edge of one of the world’s greatest man-made wonders, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Demand for reservations for Toronto’s newest attraction has been high since tickets went on sale June 1.

“We’re extremely excited this day is finally here,” said Mark Laroche, President and CEO, Canada Lands Company, owner and operator of the CN Tower. “The public has shown that they are ready and eager to push their limits by taking part in Toronto’s most exciting attraction in decades.”

EdgeWalk is billed as CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is said to be the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod. Visitors will walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will 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.

 “It’s inspiring to see this attraction open to so much enthusiasm after years of planning and hard work,” said Jack Robinson, COO, CN Tower. “Beginning today, people from around the world will come to Toronto to experience this unique urban adventure.”

Designed with the highest international safety and security standards in mind, EdgeWalk will run 1.5 hours, with the outdoor walk lasting approximately 30 minutes. Tickets cost $175 CAD and include a keepsake video, photos and certificate of achievement. Participants will also receive a Total Tower Experience Ticket which includes access to Look Out, Glass Floor, Sky Pod, Movie and Motion Theatre Ride. EdgeWalk will operate seasonally from May to October in all weather except for electrical storms and high winds. Varying weather conditions will make the EdgeWalk experience different with each visit. An official public EdgeWalk launch event and celebration is planned for September 15, 2011. Further details to follow.

Further information about EdgeWalk can be found at www.edgewalkcntower.ca

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. 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. The CN Tower is owned and operated by Canada Lands Company and EdgeWalk at the CN Tower is the newest initiative of the company launched on August 1, 2011. www.clc.ca

Toronto
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

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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