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View construction of Toronto’s new aquarium – it opens in summer of 2013

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Ripley’s Aquarium, the first in Canada, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013. The multi-million dollar project will contain 13,000 inhabitants in 45 displays, including Sand Tiger Sharks. They will be contained in acrylic tanks that will contain 1 1/2 million gallons of water. It is located on Bremner Boulevard, at the base of the CN Tower. Construction is progressing rapidly. I visited the site this week (September 2012) and took the photos below. 

I was unable to talk to anyone at the construction site, as it requires proper footwear and a hard hat to enter the area. The web-site for the aquarium was helpful, and it provided many photos of the construction. However, they have not been up-dated and show none of the structural steel framework that now appears at the site. 

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It appears that this might possibly be the entrance to the aquarium. If it is, it is certainly impressive.

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                  The aquarium is at the base of the CN Tower.

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                   This photo reveals the structure of the building.

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These are likely the equipment to pump and filter the water for the tanks.

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Much of the equipment for the aquarium has already been installed.

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Visitors to the aquarium will have this view of the iconic CN Tower

For other posts about happenings in Toronto and its history, follow the links:

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Construction at Clarence Square on the east side of Spadina, north of Front Street.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/up-date-on-construction-at-clarence-square-on-spadina-avenue/ 

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The northwest corner of Queen and Spadina where a McDonald’s is located.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/mcdonalds-at-queen-and-spadina-on-an-historic-site/

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The history of the site of the Dragon City Mall on the southwest corner of Spadina and Dundas Streets.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/torontos-heritage-the-southwest-corner-of-queen-and-spadina/

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The historic home now occupied by Paul Magder Furs

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/exploring-torontos-architectural-gemsthe-paul-magder-fur-shop-at-202-spadina-avenue/

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The 1890s church of St. Margaret’s Anglican on Spadina south of Queen street. The church is now hidden from view by a modern addition across the front of it.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/vanished-church-on-torontos-spadina-ave-is-rediscovered/

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The iconic Balfour Building at Spadina and Adelaide Streets

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/enjoying-torontos-architectural-gemsthe-balfour-building-at-spadina-and-adelaide/

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House on Spadina south of Dundas Street – today it is difficult to believe that it was once a prestigious residential building

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/torontos-architectural-gems-is-this-one-a-joke/

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The vanished underground men’s washroom from the early nineteenth century, located in the middle of the street at Queen and Spadina.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/construction-at-queen-and-spadina-in-july-of-2012-uncovers-an-old-washroom-from-the-1920s/

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The site of the Consumers’ Glass Building at 239-241 Spadina, south of Dundas Street. It is presently under restoration.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/exploring-torontos-architectural-gemsthe-building-at-235-spadina-ave/

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Posted by on September 7, 2012 in Toronto

 

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