Tropical-ReefToronto is about to welcome one of the most exciting new family attractions to hit the city since the Hockey Hall of Fame. Ripley’s Entertainment (yes, as in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not) has officially begun building a $130 million dollar aquarium. Not just any aquarium, a world-class facility that is said to offer a little something for everyone from toddlers to grandparents.

Even the government is excited about the development. It is estimated the facility will draw nearly 2 million visitors every year. The 1.5 million gallon Aquarium is said to be one of the largest in North America at approximately 135,000 square feet featuring over 450 species and over 13,500 inhabitants!

You can read up on further details and view additional renderings on Child Mode.