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City council approves $5M loan to Toronto Zoo for light show

City council chambers with seats for 25 members, as seen on Dec. 4, 2018. CITYNEWS/Tina Yazdani

City council has voted in favour of earmarking money for a new attraction at the Toronto Zoo.

Councillors voted 16-5 in favour of giving the zoo a $5 million loan so it can install a light show.

The attraction is known as the Lumina Experience and features a walking tour through interactive light displays.

The zoo has experienced a drop in attendance and revenue in recent years. It’s hoping the show will draw in a new demographic.