Toronto Tower to Offer Hands-Free Ledge Walk

Looking for a new thrill that puts roller coasters to shame? Toronto’s CN Tower will soon offer a hands-free walk along the tower’s upper rim, a walk that will suspend thrill seekers 1,168 feet (356 meters) above Canada’s largest city.

“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,” a press release reads.

Billed as the highest full circle walk on a 1.5-meter ledge in the world, EdgeWalk participants will be attached to an overhead safety rail as they navigate the tower’s terrifying ledge. The attraction, inspired by the Sky Tower walk in Auckland, New Zealand (and similar to the SkyJump in Las Vegas), lasts between 20 and 30 minutes and will be completed by groups of six to eight people.

Can’t wait to try it out? Tickets for EdgeWalk go on sale June 1, with the thrill experience opening on August 1st. The $175 ticket includes a keepsake video, a photo, and a certificate of achievement.

“There is a wow factor. It is exciting, it is something new, something we think will give another buzz to Toronto,” said Mark Laroche, president and CEO of the Canada Lands Company, the company that owns and operates the CN Tower.

Like many cities around the world, Toronto’s tourism has suffered thanks to the global recession. Perhaps the EdgeWalk will attract more tourists.

What do you think? Would you be willing to give the new Edge Walk a try? While I would have been up for the experience a few years ago, I doubt I could complete it now.

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