Toronto's CN Tower Edgewalk
A safety cord is attached to the back of the flight suit and then to a railing above the walker, who walk to circumference of the Tower more than 1,100 feet above the street.
It was a beautiful sunny day with very little wind. The walkers all seemed to have great resolve with no second thoughts, though I was almost sure a 60 something woman who was doing the walk with her 15 year old grandson was the most likely to cancel. I tried to speak to her, but was discouraged from that by management. Many people do the walk as a special occasion, I was told, doing it as a graduation gift, as the perfect place to propose marriage, or for a milestone birthday. The oldest walker was 90. Once I'd given up hope that someone would change their mind, I was given a great tour, including a visit to a viewing place several stories above the walkers. I leaned way out and tried to get photos of the group that included the mother and grandson. I could see the buildings of Niagara Falls across Lake Ontario, and that cloud on the horizon could have been the Falls spray. The group's guide to the walk wore a video camera and still camera on his hardhat to capture images of each group's walk, which are included in the price. The walk itself takes about a halfhour, but a total of 90 minutes is needed for the briefings and suiting up. I'll have more about the walk and the other wonderful opportunities there are at the CN Tower in the August Travel section. You'll find out why I think the Tower should be considered a must for every visitor to Toronto.