Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

B+H Architects
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Landscape Architect:
Quinn Design Associates
General Contractor:
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
About the Project

Situated between the CN Tower and Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building, this prominent site also lies within a concentration of other significant visitor attractions, including the Rogers Centre and Air Canada Centre. The building design was developed to create a dramatic landmark in Toronto and provide the highest quality environmental education in a richly entertaining complex. The architectural form consists of a stealth-like multi-faceted shell clad in large aluminum panels. The main architectural gesture is the roof of the main entrance, which gives the illusion of the earth’s crust peeling away to reveal a window into the aquatic world. This expression is further emphasized through the folded façade surfaces that juxtapose the vibrant reflective aluminum soffits.

Disclaimer: The Pug Awards makes every effort to obtain the most accurate information possible, working with both the City of Toronto and UrbanNation to compile the list of official nominees, vetted against the selection criteria. Once the list has been finalized both the Architect of Record and Developers of each project are notified and provided with submission guidelines on how to supply images and supporting text. In the instance that no information is submitted, or submitted images do not follow the provided submission guidelines, the Pug Awards assigns a professional photographer to photograph the project.

If you believe any nominee information to be inaccurate please notify us at: [email protected].

Voting Closed


2014 Sponsors