Extreme Tourism: Dangle From Canada’s Tallest Building for $175

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Just in case being in the observation decks of one of the tallest structures in the world isn’t enough, this summer you’ll be able to dangle from the outside of Toronto’s CN Tower.

The summer season is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a touristy experience in Toronto, the CN Tower should be at the top of your list. But if that’s not quite adventurous enough for you, the operators of the 1,815-ft. structure announced that beginning this summer, anyone crazy enough to spend $175 to dangle from a newly built walkway on the outside of the tower’s main pod, will be able to do so.

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Tickets for the EdgeWalk go on sale June 1, but don’t think you can roll out of a bar and take the elevator up to the 1168-ft. main pod where the EdgeWalk is and play stunt person. Before being allowed to get on the 5-ft.-wide ledge, thrill seekers have to take a breathalyzer test, says CNN. Once cleared of drunkenness and after meeting height and weight requirements, participants are harnessed and then attached to an overhead safety rail and trolley system to begin scooting hands-free around the edge.

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The attraction — coming to the CN Tower as it prepares to celebrate its 35th anniversary in October — is the first of its kind in North America and will offer those who are brave enough an even better bird’s eye view of Lake Ontario and the city. The walk lasts about 20 to 30 minutes for groups of six to eight people.

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