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A Canadian Icon….

….okay maybe a Toronto icon.  When it was built in 1976, the CN Tower, was the world’s tallest free-standing structure & tower at 1,815.4 ft high. The CN Tower is a communication and observation tower located in downtown Toronto. In 2007 the Burj Khalifa in Dubai surpassed the CN Tower in height although it is still considered the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.  

Today the tower is a huge tourist attraction for Toronto containing an observation deck, glass floor and ‘360’, a revolving restaurant with a 360 degree view of Toronto.

The CN Tower just introduced a new attraction, “EdgeWalk”.  As the brochure says… “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.” The brave are attached to an overhead rail system and harnessed in. Honestly…it scares me to even contemplate it. I’ll stick to photographing the tower from the ground.

I took this shot last year from Centre Island. This image is straight out of the camera.

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29 responses

  1. wow, didn’t realize it was that big, and that Edge Walk sounds crazy but fun! nice one Edith!

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    October 7, 2011 at 9:23 am

  2. Pretty impressive image Edith especially straight from the camera. Wonderful light and perfectly exposed. I’ve been to Toronto several times but not in quite a long time and have been in the tower. I’d call it an icon. I need to visit Toronto again soon.

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    October 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

  3. Awesome reflections.

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    October 7, 2011 at 10:25 am

  4. What a great shot of the CN tower. Usually I shoot it when Im downtown, and that’s way to close.

    Great shot!

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    October 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

  5. Terrific composition and great colors Edith.

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    October 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm

  6. I like your pictures of Toronto! I have never been in Canada and your pictures are the perfect introduction to a new world for me.

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    October 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  7. Terrific shot Edith!

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    October 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  8. Rick

    Excellent long night shot!

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    October 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

  9. Never seen this before. That’s really cool.

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    October 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm

  10. Lovely Edith! I like the colors in the water…

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    October 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm

  11. I can’t get over the fact this is straight out of the camera, Edith, GOOD LORD that’s awesome!

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    October 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

  12. Wow Edith what a beautiful shot!

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    October 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm

  13. Great colours, spot on

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    October 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

  14. Lovely composition and color. Great shot Edith!

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    October 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm

  15. I have been up this tower when I visited the city.
    This is a spectacular shot Edith. The long exposure gives that very smooth water effect. Love it!

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    October 10, 2011 at 8:34 am

  16. Rob

    Awesome night scene!

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    October 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

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  18. Beautiful night shot Edith!

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    October 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

  19. Brings me back Home – great shot

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    October 15, 2011 at 12:06 am

  20. Gerry

    I was on Centre Island looking at that scene this past summer, but didn’t have my Canon 550D at that time. Edith you have given me the inspiration to get back over to the island and to try a similar shot. I couldn’t see any reference to Tv or AV or ISO in this shot and would have been interested to know them,

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    October 15, 2011 at 10:04 am

    • Hi Gerry….thank you for visiting and for your wonderful comments. I shot this with my Canon XTi, Sigma 18mm to 200mm at 51mm. f/16 and a 30 second exposure. Hope that helps.

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      October 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

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  22. Nice work Edith, I still remember Super Dave Osbourne jumping off that tower lol, nice work, a great shot

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    November 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

  23. How did I miss this awesome photo? Great shot, Edith! I like the processing on this.

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    November 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

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