Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Project Overview

Aquarium lighting was re-imagined for Canada’s largest indoor aquarium, showcasing over 16,000 marine animals.

The owner desired an aquarium lighting scheme unlike any other aquarium in operation to date:  lighting throughout the aquarium was completely redefined to create depth, sparkle, colour and animation, tackling issues such as flat light, corrosion and maintenance, excessive heat from the lighting, and access to lighting service areas above the tanks.

Ambient levels are kept low in the galleries to reduce reflections in the tanks but color accents safely light the path through galleries.  The facility has educational and conservation components with a big emphasis on entertainment.

Project Size
135,000 SF
Electrical and Security Engineering, Lighting Design
Project Completed