Photo by Redpath Waterfront Festival.

Giant rubber ducky to return to Toronto

The world’s largest rubber duck will be gracing Toronto’s waterfront again this summer.

Mama Duck, a six-storey tall, 30,000-pound floating bird, is coming back to the city since its inaugural appearance for the 2017 Redpath Waterfront Festival and Ontario 150 tour.

According to a press release from the Redpath Waterfront Festival, the giant bathtub toy will be in Toronto from June 19-21, also marking the occasion of National Rubber Ducky Day.

The Redpath Waterfront Festival is the city’s annual summer event with on-land and on-water programming to promote Toronto as a top waterfront destination. Every three years, the event features TALL SHIPS as a main attraction, but organizers said the decision to incorporate Mama Duck as part of the 2020 event was due to the attention she received in 2017.

“In the years since, we have received countless comments and inquiries asking when the Duck will return, said Kevin Currie, Chair of the Redpath Waterfront Festival.  “With our 10th anniversary this year, it was obvious that we needed to bring the Duck back to re-capture the magic and thank our visitors for their ongoing support of the festival.”

Festival organizers attribute its 750,000 attendees over three days to the duck, as 75 per cent of visitors said it was the main reason for them attending.

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