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Don’t look down: CN Tower to offer Edge Walk attraction

It may offer the best view in the city but it’s not for the faint of heart: EdgeWalk, a new attraction at the CN Tower, allows you to step outside the world-famous landmark and go for an outdoor stroll — 116 storeys above the ground.

Starting August 1, you can walk along the 1.5- metre-wide ledge along the tower’s highest pod. The cost: $175.

Up to eight people can make the hands-free trip at the same time, supported by a harness and pulley attached to an overhead rail.

“We think it’s fitting that Toronto’s newest attraction in 18 years should be at the city’s most defining landmark,” Mark Laroche, president and CEO of Canada Lands Company, said in a statement. Canada Lands Company owns and operates 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,” Laroche added.

Tickets for EdgeWalk go on sale June 1. The entire experience will run 1.5 hours, with the walk itself lasting between 20 to 30 minutes.

The walk is inspired by a similar attraction in Auckland – check out a tour of SkyWalk 360 in the video below.

Sydney, Australia, offers the Bridge Climb, a guided walk 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.

The SkyWalk at the Grand Canyon, meanwhile, is a platform with rails overlooking the Arizona landmark – no harness required.