Terrifyingly high above the streets of Toronto, Tom Ryaboi peers out at the city in front of him.  Dangerous and daring, the growing craze of ‘Rooftopping’ photography takes place hundreds of feet above the streets. A dedicated few ‘Rooftoppers’ are determined to climb to the top of every skyscraper roof in their city, hang off the edge and photograph the evidence as proof. Avoiding security, CCTV and risking their lives on top of the windy ledges up to almost 1000 feet high. One of the most notable exponents of this growing movement is Toronto resident Tom Ryaboi, 27, who has climbed over 100 buildings and produced some of the most stunning examples of Rooftopping to date.

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Yorkville, Toronto. Ryaboi was sitting and talking with a fellow rooftopper when he turned around and snapped this.

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Yonge Street, Toronto. A rooftopper lines up a view with his camera. In the distance below is Yonge Street looking north from Dundas.

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First Canadian Place (or the BMO Building), Toronto. “Probably the least dangerous … I was looking for a foreground subject and that (blue) line was just leading into the city beautifully.”

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University and Adelaide, Toronto. “For this one I had to do a lot of stair climbing. Then keeping the person still for, I think it was 20 seconds, was really difficult.”

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Financial District, KPMG building, Toronto. “My scariest moment happened just after I took this shot … There was a moment when I thought, ‘This is it, I’m not going to survive.’”

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A fellow rooftopper scales an open structure.

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