CLC CEO Gets Sneak Preview of CN Tower’s EdgeWalk Attraction

By Canada Lands Company Government Of Canada Cnw Social Media, PRNE
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TORONTO, June 15, 2011 -

- Stepping out on CN Tower’s EdgeWalk
- by Mark Laroche, President and CEO of Canada Lands Company

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EdgeWalk at the CN Tower, I can now safely confirm, is a once in
a lifetime experience.

As President and CEO of Canada Lands Company, I usually spend my
time safely grounded in boardrooms and air conditioned office
buildings. Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think one of
my responsibilities would include stepping out onto a grated ledge
356m above the city of Toronto, on the outside  of
the iconic CN Tower.

That’s exactly what I did this week though, as I visited the CN
Tower to check out Toronto’s newest, most thrilling attraction,
EdgeWalk. Now nearly completed but still very much a construction
zone, my apprehension almost got the better of me as I stood at the
precipice of the EdgeWalk doorway. For lack of a better
description, it feels like you’re about to step into the sky.

With my adrenalin pumping and harness safely secured, the
extremely hardworking construction workers and officials at the CN
Tower managed to coax me out onto the platform - and I’m incredibly
glad they did!

The weather was perfect for my foray. In such pristine
conditions the experience was unlike anything I could have
imagined; the feeling of absolute freedom you get from standing
outside at such great heights mingled with the exhilaration of
literally having Canada’s largest city at your feet. Also, because
you have a generous amount of time on the platform, the tingly
sensations you get from being over 1000ft in the air lingers for
the entirety of your excursion.

When tickets went on sale for EdgeWalk this month the box office
was nearly swamped by public demand. We’re trying our best to meet
the popularity of this attraction and I truly hope everyone gets a
chance to experience it.

Personally, I can’t wait to see the smiles of the each
enthusiastic participant as they take their first steps among the

About CLC

CLC is an arm’s length and self-financing federal Crown
corporation. The company purchases federal properties at fair
market value, and then improves and sells them to optimize the
financial and community value. The company also owns and manages
select properties such as the CN Tower, in Toronto. To learn more,
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About CNT and EdgeWalk

Defining the Toronto skyline at a height of 553.33m (1,815ft., 5
in.) the CN Tower is Canada’s National Tower, an engineering Wonder
of the Modern World, the World’s Tallest Tower and Toronto’s must
see attraction visited by over 1.5 million people each year.

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EdgeWalk at the CN Tower  will open to the public on
August 1, 2011.  

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