EdgeWalk will push thrill seekers to the edge
TORONTO, May 9 /CNW/ - Today, Canada's National Tower announced the
imminent opening of its new extreme attraction, EdgeWalk at the CN Tower. The first of its kind in North America, EdgeWalk is the world's highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m)
wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower's main pod, 356m, (1168
ft , 116 stories) above the ground. This adrenalin-fueled experience
will allow thrill seekers to walk the edge of one of the world's
greatest man-made wonders beginning summer 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. "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."
Adventure lovers will walk "hands-free" in groups of six to eight, while
attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system.
Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage visitors to push their personal limits, allowing
those who dare to lean back over Toronto, with nothing but air beneath
them. Everyone who meets the stipulated requirements (height and weight
parameters) will be welcome to experience these breathtaking open-air
views of Toronto and Lake Ontario.
"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."
Every aspect of EdgeWalk, from design, to build, to attraction logistics and operation has been
developed with the utmost safety and security in mind. The entire
experience will run 1.5 hours, with the walk itself lasting between 20
to 30 minutes.
EdgeWalk at the CN Tower will open to the public in summer 2011, with advanced
ticket sales beginning by phone in June. Further information about
tickets and pricing will follow. www.edgewalkcntower.ca
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
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| Irene Knight || Gordon McIvor |
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| CN Tower || Canada Lands Company |
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