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Difficult to top: New Canadians take citizenship oath on CN Towers EdgeWalk
Suspended more than 300 meters above downtown Toronto, six new Canadians took the oath of citizenship on Tuesday from the edge of one of the world’s tallest structures.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen administered the oath to the new citizens, hailing from six different countries, as they were held in cables off the 116-story-high platform known as the EdgeWalk, on the side of the landmark CN Tower.

Six brave new Canadians took the citizenship oath more than 300 metres off the ground Tuesday morning. They ventured out on the CN Tower EdgeWalk, a surely daunting experience that had never been done before in the history of the citizenship oath in Canada.

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The tower, which soars 553 meters, has hosted citizenship ceremonies before, but not one from such breathless heights, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

“The sky is the limit with #Canadian citizenship,” tweeted the minister after the ceremony.

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Six new Canadians took their oaths of citizenship 356 metres (1,167 feet) above Toronto on Tuesday, while hanging in harnesses on the edge of the CN Tower.

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Ahmed Hussen joined the six immigrants for the experience, known as the EdgeWalk. He also delivered their oath.

Marlon Blake, who immigrated from Jamaica, said he was a bit nervous before heading out on the edge of the tower, which is equivalent to about 116 floors above ground.

Inna Levechuk, a new citizen from Ukraine, said she was shaking at first but that it wasnt scary at all.

Teams facilitating the experience are used to getting people comfortable with the unnerving height, said operations manager Robert Ng.

Citizenship judge Albert Wong was also present. He said hes heard so many wonderful stories from new Canadians over the years.

"Was it scary at the beginning? Oh yes it was, for sure. But once you get out there you just forget," said Inna Lebchuk.

Some of them will stay in my mind forever, Wong said. Families that have come, that have gone through a lot of hardship and are now becoming a Canadian citizen.

Lots of people get nervous before their citizenship ceremony, but six new Canadians just took that feeling to new heights by becoming citizens at the top of the @TourCNTower #EdgeWalk! Min. Hussen even made a guest appearance to congratulate the brave Canadians! #CitizenshipWeek

The sky is the limit with #Canadian citizenship. Welcome to the 6 newest Canadians, who took their oath of citizenship during the @TourCNTower #Edgewalk this morning. #The6ix

This photo taken from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows six new Canadians taking their oaths of citizenship on the CN Tower EdgeWalk, in Toronto, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (IRCC / Twitter)

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