CN Tower Architectural Illumination Premieres

    Canada's National Tower Redefines Toronto Night Skyline
    And Presents Beacon for Tourism to Canada

    TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - At sunset June 28, 2007 the CN Tower
dramatically transformed the Toronto night skyline during a special public
event premiering the innovative architectural illumination of Canada's
National Tower and kicking off Canada Day weekend.
    "The CN Tower is an architectural and engineering wonder and we are
thrilled to realize a dynamic and visually elegant CN Tower as part of the
Toronto night skyline," said Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer for the CN
Tower. "This latest technological upgrade provides an energy efficient, cost
effective and architecturally stunning result that Torontonians and all
Canadians can be proud of. The CN Tower will serve as a beacon for tourism
representing the extraordinary experiences that can be found in Toronto and
throughout Canada." said Robinson.
    A free evening public celebration attended by thousands of Toronto
residents and visitors featured a live performance by Broadway legend Colm
Wilkinson. During a Ceremony in recognition of the CN Tower's place as a
defining symbol of the Toronto skyline and as a national icon recognized
around the world, following remarks from CN Tower Chief Operating Officer Jack
Robinson, congratulations were brought from The Honourable Jim Flaherty,
Canada's Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the GTA, The
Honourable Monte Kwinter, Minister of Public Safety and Correctional Services
(on behalf of Minister of Tourism Jim Bradley), Toronto Mayor David Miller,
and Marc Rochon, Chairman of the Board at Canada Lands Company, the owners and
operators of the CN Tower.
    Also in attendance were representatives from Color Kinetics, creators of
the Tower's innovative patented LED system.
    "It's an honour for Color Kinetics to be chosen for a project of this
stature, and to bring the extraordinary visual impact of intelligent LED
lighting to the most iconic architectural structure in Canada," said Bill
Sims, President and CEO, Color Kinetics. "A few short years ago it may have
been unthinkable to light a tower of this magnitude with LED sources, and this
installation will mark another milestone for the technology's adoption as the
de facto method of lighting with color today."
    Following the official remarks, Minister Flaherty invited Colm Wilkinson
back to the stage for the evening's final performance, Music of the Night. As
Wilkinson sang, all those attending the event officially launched the show
when they lit up thousands of handheld LED wands (distributed earlier in the
evening). Onlookers were treated to a spectacular 10 minute show synced to
music composed for the CN Tower by local composers John Herberman and Philip
Stanger and simulcast over 97.3EZRock for those within sight of the Tower who
couldn't attend.
    Awe-inspiring colours and effects demonstrated the infinite capabilites
of the system and culminated in the National Anthem. Following the show, the
Tower assumed its standard nightly theme. The CN Tower will be lit nightly
from sunset to 1 am with a standard theme honouring Canada's colours, red and
white. There will be a short effect at the top of each hour that will from
time to time change. Throughout the year, the lighting will pay tribute to
national holidays, special occasions and some citywide events.

    Sunset Admission Offer - $10 after 8pm

    In celebration of the lighting launch, the CN Tower is extending a
special Sunset Admission Offer to visitors to soar to the top of the CN Tower
from 8pm - close from June 28 - July 1st, 2007 only for $10 after 8pm (offer
valid for Look Out and Glass Floor Observation, tickets must be purchased on
site, taxes are additional, cannot be combined with any other offer.)


    A technological leader, the CN Tower's latest upgrade features a system
considered the first major lighting breakthrough in over 100 years. The CN
Tower has implemented Color Kinetics(R) lighting system that merges patented
Chromacore(R) technology with microprocessor-controlled light emitting diodes
    The programmable LED lighting system is energy efficient and cost
effective to maintain. It presents a more vibrant Tower while using less
energy than former conventional lighting systems. 1,330 fixtures each no
larger than a shoebox replace conventional fixtures the size of washing
machines. Capable of millions of colours and effects, it will be used to
elegantly illuminate this national icon and internationally recognized symbol
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The system also features directional lighting
which presents a brighter Tower that does not interfere with nearby residences
and hotels. The CN Tower continues its longstanding support of Toronto's FLAP(*)
during spring and fall migration and looks forward to exploring how
directional and LED lighting can mitigate bird mortality as current theories

    (*) FLAP - Fatal Light Awareness Program - the CN Tower has been a
longstanding participant in this volunteer program that encourages buildings
to dim unnecessary exterior lighting to mitigate bird mortality during spring
and fall migration.

    CN Tower

    Standing tall as the defining landmark of Toronto is the CN Tower,
Canada's National Tower. At 553.33 metres (1,815ft 5in), it is the World's
Tallest Freestanding Tower and a symbol of Canadian achievement recognized
around the world. This architectural triumph is an engineering Wonder of the
Modern World and widely regarded as the iconic symbol of tourism for Toronto,
Ontario and Canada. With breathtaking views from three observation levels
including the Glass Floor, Look Out and Sky Pod, theatre, motion ride,
shopping, the CN Tower is a world class entertaining and dining destination
and must-see attraction when visiting Toronto.

    Color Kinetics

    Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Color Kinetics Incorporated
(NASDAQ:   CLRK) transforms environments through new, dynamic uses of light. Its
award-winning lighting systems and technologies apply the benefits of LEDs as
a highly efficient, long lasting, environmentally friendly, and inherently
digital source of illumination - reinventing light itself as a highly
controllable medium. Color Kinetics also enables widespread adoption of LED
lighting through OEM and licensing partnerships in diverse markets. The
company is headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in the UK and China. More
information is available at

    Photos, and additional information will be posted at by
11pm June 28th. B-Roll video footage and additional information will be
available on June 29 at 10am at

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: CN Tower Media Inquiries: Irene Knight, Manager
of Public Relations, (416) 601-4729,; Color Kinetics Media
Inquiries: Felicia Spagnoli, Media Relations, (617) 701-2292,

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