Ripley’s Entertainment is putting the finishing touches, such as adding the salt to the water,as they get ready for the opening of their new Aquarium in Toronto in September. There is no fixed date as General Manager, Peter Doyle says, the company does not go ahead until everything is perfect, and all the marine life is comfortable in their new home.
It is the third aquarium Ripley’s has opened in North American. And one of their advertised events is the opportunity to “Sleep with the Sharks”. Peter Doyle said this has been a big success in their other two locations in Gatlinburg, Tennesee and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. But in Toronto, they have found adults are interested in trying the experience, as well as children.
Peter Doyle says the mission of the Aquarium is both entertainment and educational. It is in a new building, designed specifically for this function, and with its great location at the foot of the CN Tower, visitors and residents of Toronto can go from a sky adventure to an underwater one.