In case you missed it in 2017, the world’s largest rubber duck is returning to Toronto.
According to the Redpath Waterfront Festival (RWF), on the occasion of National Rubber Ducky Day, they announced the return of the World’s Largest Rubber Duck to Toronto’s Waterfront.
The festival said it is bringing back Mama Duck, who is six stories tall and weighs 30,000 pounds, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival, which this year is taking place June 19-21, 2020.
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In 2017, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck drew more than 750,000 people to the city’s waterfront for the three-day celebration and the festival generated an estimated $7.6 million in economic impact for the city of Toronto.
“In a decade of programming the Redpath Waterfront Festival there has been no single attraction outside of the Tall Ships that has generated more attention or generated such strong visitor numbers,” said Kevin Currie, chair of the Redpath Waterfront Festival.
“In the years since, we have received countless comments and inquiries asking when the Duck will return. 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.”
This year, organizers say the costs associated with bringing the Duck back will be paid through the Redpath Waterfront Festival’s operating budget and not through grants or government funds.
Additional programming for the 10th anniversary will be announced in the coming months but Mama Duck will be the star of the show.
Are you excited for the duck’s return?