Toronto waterfront to get giant beach ball installation this summer

May 2 2018, 5:11 pm

Get ready for the new rubber duck, Toronto. The Redpath Waterfront Festival has been announced.

And this year, the new rubber duck comes in shape of beach balls.

According to festival organizers, an “incrediball installation” will be hitting the city’s famous waterfront this summer. And though it’s not quite as massive as last year’s rubber duck, the festival should be making a big splash.

“Relive your best beach memories with HTO Pendulum Wave,” say organizers in a release. “The waterfront activation, custom-made for the festival by Canadian event design firm Decor & More, is made up of six 6.5′ tall beach balls. Inspired by science’s popular instrument, the pendulum wave, the beach balls will be suspended from a large truss frame and will swing back and forth like a pendulum.”

HTO Pendulum Wave has been partially funded by the Government of Ontario’s Celebrate Ontario enhancement grant program, which is helping to support 328 festivals and events across the province in 2018.

Construction of the installation is underway and more details will be released as they become available.

Waterfront Festival organizers say that the name is also a play on the word H2O, an ode to Toronto’s vibrant and beautiful waterfront. The entire installation will be 22′ tall, 42′ wide and 12′ deep, and visitors will be able to interact with it.

The Redpath Waterfront Festival bounces onto the waterfront June 22-24 with a variety of programs including: Aqua Cirque – an H20-themed circus show, the Waterfront Artisan Market, Wine & Spirit Festival, a Family Fun Zone and now an unforgettaball installation.

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