Getting high in Toronto is as easy as taking a glass-floor elevator to the top of CN Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the world. Few attractions like this usually rock our world, but this one provided thrilling views and plenty of opportunities for adventure.
Like the ability to dangle from the top of the tower in the EdgeWalk attraction. If this web site description doesn't get your adrenaline pumping, nothing will: "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."
And if you'd rather have something to fill your stomach rather than turn it, there's also a revolving restaurant at the top, great for enjoying dinner and a cocktail while watching the sun set over the vast landscape beyond.
When it comes to museums, Toronto has more than its fair share. From the Hockey Hall of Fame to the Bata Shoe Museum, there's something for every, um, fetish. But the real winner for us was the Art Gallery of Ontario (right), a museum whose structure is as much a work of art as everything within. Now through August, there's a spectacular exhibit of artwork from Picasso's own personal art collection, or what they bill as "the ones he kept for himself."
To discover your own favorite Toronto sites, we highly recommend booking a private walking tour with Bruce Bell, a man who knows the city better than just about anyone. Simply tell him what you're interested in—art, the gay village, museums, boutiques or hidden cultural treasures—and he'll customize a tour just for you.
CN Tower & Art Gallery Ontario Photos Courtesy: Rodrigo Orta
EdgeWalk photo: cntower.ca