A Massive 6-Storey Rubber Duck Is Floating Into Toronto This Summer
It's the largest rubber duck in the world!
Lookout Toronto, an enormous creature is about to invade the city! It's not King Kong, it's not Godzilla- it's a massive rubber duck. This summer, the city is going to get a lot more yellow with the arrival of this giant character. You can head down to the water to get a glimpse of the rubber creature yourself. Toronto's giant rubber duck will be arriving for the Redpath Waterfront Festival this year.
The gigantic bird, named Mama Duck, is the largest rubber duck in the world.
Weighing in at 30,000 pounds, the floating animal stretches six storeys high.
Mama Duck is arriving in celebration of the Redpath Waterfront Festival's tenth anniversary. She'll be bobbing about for three days, June 19 to June 21.
This isn't the first time the duck has visited the city.
In 2017, she made her Toronto debut in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary.
As cute as the duck is, there was some controversy over the cost of the instalment in the past.
According to an article by Flare, the Ontario government spent $200,000 to rent the duck. Understandably, some people were not entirely pleased about the cost.
However, the festival brought in an estimated $7.6M of economic impact to the city in 2017, which certainly lessens the blow of the duck's price tag.
This year, Mama Duck will be paid through Redpath Waterfront Festival’s operating budget, and not through government funds.
Apart from the giant bird, the festival will have music, food, and all sorts of nautical entertainment.
The duck isn't the onlyr that has invaded the city.
In October, arolled into Downsview Park for Pumpkin Fest.
Aalso arrived in the city during the same month.
Head over to the Redpath Waterfront Festival this summer and take some selfies with the largest rubber duck in the world.
Mama Duck at Redpath Water Festival
When: June 19, 2020 - June 21, 2020
Why You Need To Go: Marvel at the world's largest rubber duck and enjoy all sorts of entertainment at the water festival.