Aquarium of Canada Ripley's Aquarium of Canada2015-05-29T18:02:33Z https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/feed/atom/WordPress suzanne <![CDATA[Clean Toronto Together]]> https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=7384 2015-04-22T13:34:56Z 2015-04-21T14:49:56Z Toronto’s Annual “Clean Toronto Together” Spring Clean-Up - In just 20 minutes, our team made the city a greener place by cleaning the north side of Bremner Blvd from Rees St to Lower Simcoe. Who knew so much trash could be picked up in so little time?! Go Blue Team!

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Toronto’s Annual “Clean Toronto Together” Spring Clean-Up -

In just 20 minutes, our team made the city a greener place by cleaning the north side of Bremner Blvd from Rees St to Lower Simcoe. Who knew so much trash could be picked up in so little time?!

Go Blue Team!

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suzanne <![CDATA[2014 Tour de Turtles]]> https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=6411 2014-11-04T15:21:46Z 2014-11-04T15:21:46Z Sponsored by the Ripley’s Aquariums in Toronto, Gatlinburg, and Myrtle Beach, Shelley the loggerhead sea turtle participated in the Tour de Turtles to help raise awareness about the threat of Commercial Longline Fisheries. Released with a satellite transmitter on July 27, 2014 after nesting in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Shelley swam a total […]

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Sponsored by the Ripley’s Aquariums in Toronto, Gatlinburg, and Myrtle Beach, Shelley the loggerhead sea turtle participated in the Tour de Turtles to help raise awareness about the threat of Commercial Longline Fisheries. Released with a satellite transmitter on July 27, 2014 after nesting in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Shelley swam a total of 893 km! Check out her marathon migration map!

Show your support for the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world’s oldest sea turtle research and conservation group.

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suzanne <![CDATA[World Oceans Day 2014]]> https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=6404 2014-11-04T15:24:59Z 2014-06-08T14:11:17Z Our Blue Team celebrated World Oceans Day (June 8, 2014) by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Together we collected a total of 7 bags of landfill waste (a total of 32 pounds) and 6 bags of recyclable material! To nobody’s surprise, cigarette butts were the number one item collected by our team… 2,832 […]

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Our Blue Team celebrated World Oceans Day (June 8, 2014) by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Together we collected a total of 7 bags of landfill waste (a total of 32 pounds) and 6 bags of recyclable material! To nobody’s surprise, cigarette butts were the number one item collected by our team… 2,832 to be exact! These butts have been sent to TerraCycle, where they will be recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco will be re-worked into tobacco composting. Coming in second and third, we had food wrappers and paper cups.

By tackling the issue of shoreline litter, our Blue Team made a positive impact on our ecosystems, wildlife and community as a whole

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suzanne <![CDATA[Region Conservation Authority]]> https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=6406 2014-11-04T15:18:46Z 2014-05-07T14:12:19Z On May 7th, members of our Blue Team joined up with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) at Tommy Thompson Park. Located on the City of Toronto shoreline, the park is continuously growing into a lush landscape that provides an important habitat for birds and other wildlife. To improve growing conditions of the park, […]

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On May 7th, members of our Blue Team joined up with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) at Tommy Thompson Park.

Located on the City of Toronto shoreline, the park is continuously growing into a lush landscape that provides an important habitat for birds and other wildlife. To improve growing conditions of the park, our Blue Team planted white pine trees on the property.

Check them out in action here!

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lauren <![CDATA[Aquarium Project Facts]]> http://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/?p=1087 2014-08-26T21:54:58Z 2013-03-19T19:03:07Z The construction of this world-class marine habitat will create more than 600 jobs, producing an instantaneous economic impact of more than $50 million, $35 million of which will be labor income. Futhermore, during the two-year construction period, the project is projected to generate more than $25 million in taxes for all three levels of government. […]

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  • The construction of this world-class marine habitat will create more than 600 jobs, producing an instantaneous economic impact of more than $50 million, $35 million of which will be labor income. Futhermore, during the two-year construction period, the project is projected to generate more than $25 million in taxes for all three levels of government.
  • The most anticipated and new family attraction in Toronto since the Hockey Hall of Fame, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is expected to draw nearly two-million visitors each year.
  • The 12,000 square-metre (130,000 sq.ft.) Aquarium will be one of the largest in North America, with a capacity of 5.7 million litre (1,500,000 gallon).
  • The Aquarium will conduct ongoing breeding/conservation programs for endangered species, including ongoing tagging and tracking programs for sand tiger sharks in conjunction with universities and government agencies.
  • The acrylic panels were specially made in Japan at the Nippura Company, as they are the most trusted and qualified supplier to produce panels of the highest quality
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2012 marks the first installation of the panels, commencing with the north section of the tunnel and using a total of six panels ranging in size from 4,672 mm x 5,698 mm to 7,244 mm x 5,698 mm and in weight from 2,201 kg to 3,338 kg
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    Otelo <![CDATA[Hydro-Testing of Shark Lagoon]]> http://blueowlcreative.com/wp/aqua/?p=182 2013-03-19T18:51:52Z 2012-08-10T10:00:36Z Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Introduces Water for First Time Hydro-Testing of Shark Lagoon Begins With less than a year to go before opening, Toronto’s newest family attraction – Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – has reached another milestone in its construction. Hydro-Testing of the acrylic tanks that will one day hold more than 13,000 inhabitants is […]

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    Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Introduces Water for First Time Hydro-Testing of Shark Lagoon Begins

    With less than a year to go before opening, Toronto’s newest family attraction – Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – has reached another milestone in its construction.

    Hydro-Testing of the acrylic tanks that will one day hold more than 13,000 inhabitants is set to begin Friday morning, Come witness the event as the 2.84 million litre (750,000 gallons) Shark Lagoon is filled with water for the first time. The testing is the first step in making sure the acrylic tanks, supporting piping and life support systems have no leaks. Once that is established, the rock work theming will begin.

    Media are invited to the construction site to capture photos and video of this milestone event.

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