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Reminder: the world’s largest rubber duck is in Toronto this weekend

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DH Toronto Staff Jun 29, 2017 7:42 am 2,302

Toronto’s Redpath Waterfront Festival is so close, and brings with it a big addition this year.

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck is ready to be unveiled at the ONTARIO 150 Celebration this weekend.

From July 1-3, Toronto’s annual summer event will welcome the World’s Largest Rubber Duck as it makes its first trip to Canada.

But the massive duck, whic is 61 feet tall, 79 feet wide, 89 feet long, and weighs in at 30,000 pounds, did not have a quiet journey over.

Last month, the duck became a controversial topic as it was revealed that the government of Ontario paid $121K to bring it to Toronto. And after that, the rubber duckie was accused of being a “counterfeit” by a Dutch artist.

But, the duck still managed to make it through the scandals, and is landing just in time for Canada Day. Because what says Canada Day more than a giant yellow rubber duck?

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