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Edge Walk at the CN Tower
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Owner description: EdgeWalk is the "World's Highest External Walk on a Building" (Guinness World Record), a 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. 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 include a keepsake video, photos and certificate of achievement. Participants also receive a CN Tower re-admission General Admission ticket + SkyPod (includes access to LookOut, Glass Floor/outdoor SkyTerrace, SkyPod Levels). EdgeWalk operates seasonally from spring to late fall, 7 days a week, and hours of operation fluctuate depending on daylight.
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“Awesome experience!”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

The Edge Walk was an awesome experience, and I would highly recommend it to anybody considering it. I'm not scared of heights, but one person in our group was, and you can do as much or as little as you're comfortable with. The view was amazing and leaning over the edge was exhilarating! You're out on the edge for about 30 minutes, but the entire tour takes approximately 1.5-2 hours by the time you get suited up, briefed, etc. The price includes everything at the CN Tower so you can take advantage of that as well. I did the edge first thing in the morning and came back in the evening to watch the sunset from the top/regular lookout. Enjoy!

Visited August 2011
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“Not Your Usual Sightseeing Walk...Amazing, Awesome and Fantastic”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

What do you do when you are no longer the tallest freestanding structure in the world? Why build a walkway around the top and invite people out for a stroll. But trust me this is no ordinary sightseeing walk. You are walking almost 1200 feet off the ground, on an 18 inch open grate walkway. If you have trouble walking on a subway grate, this won't be for you, if the ferris wheel seems high when you are swinging at the top, this is not for you, if $175 Canadian for a 20 minute walk seems exorbitant, this is not for you but if you want something to tell your friends about for monthes afterwards, this could be your ticket.

You start your adventure at the base camp where you sign in and sign a two page waiver. Then you go in to the preparation room where you have to remove any jewelry, take everything out of your pockets, even your lucky rabbit's foot and anything else that could be dropped from the top. Next you have to submit to a full search that makes airport security look lax and then take a breathalizor. Then you put on your one piece bright red flight suit (don't call it a jump suit, it makes people nervous), your mountaineering harness and get the briefing. Then it's up the high speed elevator to the roof of the observation deck. There you are secured to the two overhead tethers and given another briefing. If you managed to get this far with gum in your mouth, you have to swallow it.

Then you and your group of funseekers walk out onto the walkway. The view is fabulous. You are facing south and get a great view of the Toronto Islands and the 100s of sailboats that are in the harbour. Your first drill is "Toes Over Toronto", where you walk out to the edge of the walkway and hang ten. Then you look down between your feet. Amazing!

After a short stroll you are ready for your next exercise. Leaning out backwards with only the arches of your feet on the edge of the walkway. Awesome!

Another short stroll and you are ready for the final drill. Walk to the edge, go up on your tiptoes and hand out as far as you can. Fantastic!

All too soon your walk is over. Back down you go and desuit. At the end they give you a single picture, a group shot and a video of your adventure. For $10 extra you can get the digital files on a jumpdrive with Edgewalk printed on it.

Unfortunately the ticket also includes the Sky Pod (a two hour wait the day we were there), the lamest simulator ride of all time Himalamazon and a boring 3D movie. We skipped the SkyPod and wish we had skipped the other two attractions as well. But the Edgewalk is well worth the investment.

We bought our tickets weeks in advance so I am not sure of they allow walk-ups or not.

Visited August 2011
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“Visited to do the 'Edgewalk'. It's good - but it ain't skydiving!!!”
Reviewed August 22, 2011

The CN tower is a tourist magnet. It is like a Tower of Babel, and it incorporates all the standard features of an 'attraction'. It is unique, potentially breathtaking, awesome and tacky all at once.
I visited this time to try the new 'Edgewalk'. This enables teams of six to walk around the CN tower on the roof of the 360 Restaurant some 1000' above Toronto. The views are stunning, and the guides are superbly trained. Safety is impeccable, and after overcoming some momentary anxiety, the walk is relaxing and informative. Hanging off the tower forwards or backwards is challenging the first time.
After ten minutes I realized that this is the ideal cure for people with vertigo. The safety card is played so much that no real stress is induced. It really is a walk in the park!!

Visited August 2011
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