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Canada’s National Tower is opening its new extreme attraction, EdgeWalk at the CN Tower. The first of its kind in North America, EdgeWalk is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower’s main pod, 356 metres, (1168 ft , 116 stories) above the ground. This adrenalin-fueled experience will allow thrill seekers to walk the edge of one of the world’s greatest man-made wonders beginning summer 2011. Adventure lovers will walk “hands-free” in groups of six to eight, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage visitors to push their personal limits, allowing those who dare to lean back over Toronto, with nothing but air beneath them. Everyone who meets the stipulated requirements (height and weight parameters) will be welcome to experience these breathtaking open-air views of Toronto and Lake Ontario.www.cntower.ca

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents the North American debut of Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s, a visual journey through the history of Bollywood advertising. Organized by the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the ROM in collaboration with the Hartwick Collection, Bollywood Cinema Showcards will be on view from June 11 to October 2, 2011. Bollywood Cinema Showcards embodies the quirky and colourful style of India’s cinematic culture with a display of rare, vintage showcards – colourful hand painted photo collages commissioned to advertise the release of Bollywood films, originally exhibited in display cases outside cinema theatres.  The exhibition features over 120 works of art, including 77 showcards from the private collection of Angela Hartwick and a selection of posters, lobby cards and film booklets from the ROM’s permanent collection. www.rom.on.ca

strong>Waterfront Bus Shuttle developed by The Waterfront BIA in partnership with Ontario Place is designed for visitors and residents to easily explore all that the Toronto Waterfront has to offer by providing a direct shuttle from key waterfront hotels, shopping, dining and attractions to and from Union Station and Ontario Place. The free Waterfront Bus Shuttle will operate between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00pm, seven days a week from May through to October, making stops at each location approximately every half hour.  Carrying up to 30 people (21 seated) with ample interior storage room for strollers and shopping bags plus a bicycle rack on the front of the bus, the free Waterfront Bus Shuttle starts at Union Station (south entrance at Maple Leaf Square) with stops along Queens Quay West at the Radisson Admiral Hotel, Queen’s Quay Terminal and Westin Harbour Castle enroute to Ontario Place. www.waterfrontbia.com

Mariposa Cruises has transformed Captain Matthew Flinders following a spectacular one quarter of a million dollar renovation! Stunning from bow to stern, the majestic flagship is the largest and grandest of all ships in Toronto.  The Flinders’ new interior colour palette showcases her classic nautical beauty through 144 ft of unparalleled luxury. Her original custom build now reflects a more transitional style, featuring a bright and welcoming entrance foyer with warm wall panels, lush wool carpeting in rich indigo hues, classic marine striped valances and stunning bronze-flecked quartz counters compliment the Tasmanian myrtle hardwood bars. The Flinders’ interior is lit with clean white lighting using the latest environmentally conscious marine LED technology, giving her the smallest carbon footprint of any vessel of comparable size in Western Lake Ontario. www.mariposacruises.com

The Tour Guys are back this summer and have more “free” to offer!  Their new Toronto Urban Adventure called “Toronto Highs & Lows” runs from Yonge and Dundas, down to the waterfront and up to the CN Tower and Steam Whistle Brewery. It covers both the physical highs and lows (subways and skyscrapers) but also the emotional highs and lows (triumphs and tragedies) Toronto has seen over the years.  The tour is kid-friendly, accessible and great for both visitors and locals alike who want to learn a little more about Toronto’s core. www.tourguys.ca



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