EdgeWalk Receives Guinness World Records® Title

 

TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - On November 8, 2011 EdgeWalk at the CN Tower was presented with the Guinness World Record for the "Highest External Walk on a Building".

Carey Low, the Guinness World Records® Canadian Representative, presented the certificate to Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of the CN Tower on the EdgeWalk itself, 356m/1,168ft above the ground!

"I am personally delighted to award this certificate to the CN Tower; this is an opportunity for them to be part of the 2011 Guinness World Records Day in advance of the 17th November," said Low. "The EdgeWalk is a particularly exciting record, and will be listed as: The highest external walk on a building is located 356 m (1,167.97 ft) above the ground, running full-circle around the roof of 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada. Participants experience a "hands-free", harness-secured "EdgeWalk" along a 150-m-long (492-ft) ledge just 1.5 m (5 ft) wide."

"We are thrilled to bring a close to an extremely successful first season of EdgeWalk in this special way with Guinness World Records!" said Robinson. "It has been inspiring to see the enthusiastic response to this new unique urban adventure over the last three months. Exciting new experiences like EdgeWalk provide another reason to add Toronto to everyone's travel list."

Mark Laroche, President and CEO of Canada Lands Company, the owner and operator of the CN Tower, views being recognized by Guinness World Records as one more reason to celebrate this exciting and creative addition to Canada's iconic building. "At Canada Lands, we are in the business of revitalizing properties to optimize their value for the communities in which they are located. In many ways, the addition of EdgeWalk renews and revitalizes the CN Tower as a destination of choice by adding one of the most exciting new recreational venues in Toronto in over two decades," said Laroche.

EdgeWalk opened to the public on August 1, 2011 and is the CN Tower's most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is 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 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.

During this busy shorter first season EdgeWalk exceeded all booking expectations welcoming more than twice the number expected to walk atop one of the world's greatest man-made wonders. Walkers as young as 13 and as young at heart as 90 experienced EdgeWalk. Many embraced the unique opportunity to organize special walks including marriage proposals, birthday and anniversary celebrations and corporate team building and client appreciation EdgeWalks, often followed by dinner at 360 Restaurant.

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 achievement. Participants also receive a Total Tower Experience Ticket. EdgeWalk operates seasonally from May to October.

The Gift of EdgeWalk
EdgeWalk gift cards can now be purchased online in time for the holiday season.

2012 Season
EdgeWalk will close on November 13, 2011 and reopen on May 1, 2012.

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
The CN Tower is owned and operated by Canada Lands Company (CLC) and EdgeWalk at the CN Tower is the newest initiative of the 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

Guinness World Records®
is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is the highest-selling book under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. The Guinness World Records website (www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is part of the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned companies which is a conglomerate of interests, including advertising, broadcasting, grocery stores and automotive retailing.

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

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Image with caption: "On November 8, 2011 EdgeWalk at the CN Tower was presented with the Guinness World Record for the "Highest External Walk on a Building". Carey Low, the Guinness World Records® Canadian Representative, presented the certificate to Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of the CN Tower on the EdgeWalk itself, 356m/1,168ft above the ground. (CNW Group/CN Tower)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111108_C3715_PHOTO_EN_6302.jpg

Image with caption: "On November 8, 2011 EdgeWalk at the CN Tower was presented with the Guinness World Record for the "Highest External Walk on a Building". Carey Low, the Guinness World Records® Canadian Representative, presented the certificate to Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of the CN Tower on the EdgeWalk itself, 356m/1,168ft above the ground. (CNW Group/CN Tower)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111108_C3715_PHOTO_EN_6303.jpg

Image with caption: "On November 8, 2011 EdgeWalk at the CN Tower was presented with the Guinness World Record for the "Highest External Walk on a Building". Carey Low, the Guinness World Records® Canadian Representative, presented the certificate to Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of the CN Tower on the EdgeWalk itself, 356m/1,168ft above the ground. (CNW Group/CN Tower)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111108_C3715_PHOTO_EN_6304.jpg

SOURCE CN Tower

For further information:

Media inquiries:
CN Tower:
Irene Knight, Manager of Public Relations
416-601-4729, iknight@cntower.ca

Canada Lands Company:
Gordon McIvor, VP, Strategic Acquisitions, Public and Government Affairs
416-952-6111, gmcivor@clc.ca

Guinness World Records:
Debby de Groot, MDG & Associates
416.363.1448, debby@mdgassociates.com

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