Monday, February 18, 2013

Around the #Toronto CN Tower

Rising high in the sky, the CN Tower is like a thumbtack in a map and that thumbtack marks the spot for fun and adventure. Around the tall structure sits the Rogers Centre (former Skydome), the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Steamwhistle Brewery at the Roundhouse railway park and still under construction is the Ripley's Aquarium of Toronto which will open this year.
The Tower is fun all by itself with the initial elevator ride, scenic lookouts, glass floors (you can see the glass reflection in the photo at top), revolving 360 Restaurant and the famous Edgewalk:  "CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them." You can see a photo of a Snowbird jet plane pass close by the tower while EdgeWalkers are out hanging high above Toronto during the annual Canadian International Air Show on my post here.

See more photos of the area after the jump.

The roundhouse has several train and locomotive units
Engine 6213 with its headlight on for safety
The little railway is available for rides - check out the derailment photos on my post here
The city view of the tower from the Toronto Islands
The Rogers Centre roof is open for a game

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