Friday, July 31, 2015

Explore Toronto: Living On The Edge at the CN Tower!

CN Tower Edge Walk Experience Review

I love exploring and seeing Toronto in a different light. Whether it's vising unique hidden gems in the city, like a new public art installation, or getting acquainted with a beautiful old park or neighbourhood, I'm always surprised at how much Toronto has to offer.

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That's why when a friend invited me to join him on the CN Tower Edge Walk, I jumped at the chance to get the best view of the city.

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Other Edge Walkers Very High Up!
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I've always wanted to do the CN Tower Edge Walk, but I kept putting it off. When my friend James suggested we should do it, I said sure, someday.  He called me the next day to say he booked tickets to go in three days at 7:30pm (perfect time to watch the sunset in June), I was super excited to say the least and couldn't back out. Now all I had to do was count down the sleeps until my sunset walk.

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James and I arrived a few minutes before 7:30pm at "base camp" to check in and sign our life away. We were told we would suit up for our walk at 8:00pm. After calming our nerves a bit outside, we arrived to get suited up with our fellow Edge Walkers - two adorable girls from Japan. We had to take off all jewelry and I switched from my ballet flats to my purple running shoes I took with me (I have to wear something purple!) Don't worry; there are shoes you can borrow if you are not wearing the right ones. After taking a Breathalyzer test and getting strapped in, we met our guide Katie a.k.a Peppers. She checked our suits again and we all got to know each other a little bit better. We finally got on the elevator to go the 356 meters up to the Edge Walk. We were strapped to our "life lines", our suits checked again and off we went!

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It was absolutely amazing! It was awesome to see the city from that view, so high up (it's amazing to see what is on some of Toronto's rooftops). We walked the 150 meters around the tower stopping at times to do some heart pounding activities like leaning back over the edge. The view was breathtaking with one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen (the pictures do not do it justice). And then to end the walk with the city lit up for night was spectacular! James definitely picked the best time to do the Edge Walk - we got to view the city during the day, see a magical sunset, and watch Toronto come alive with lights at night.

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Although the CN Tower Edge Walk is a little pricey ($195 each), I had such a amazing time that I will never forget! The price also includes two photos, a video, a personalized certificate, and re-entry admission to the CN Tower with a Tower Experience plus SkyPod ticket. I also had the option of buying additional photos for $5 each or all the ones Peppers took for $20, which is very reasonable. Visit Edge Walk for more information or to book tickets online.

P.s!: Edge Walk holds The Guinness World Record for the Highest External Hands Free Walk of a building. You can also get married on the Edge Walk, they have bride and groom suits!

P.s,
Melanie!

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