The World’s Largest Rubber Duck that drew so much attention to Toronto's Waterfront during the Summer of 2017 is back, only virtually this time! The Duck will be digitally floating back to Toronto to join the Redpath Waterfront Trail from September 17 to October 3, as the fifth Augmented Reality (AR) stop on the trail and will pay 'ohmage' to the real-life, 6-storey tall, 30,000 lb Rubber Duck that became the festival’s most popular program in its ten-year existence.
The digital Duck, presented by the Waterfront BIA, joins four other unique AR stops that will show the past, present and future of Toronto’s waterfront and will include experiences such as swimming with whales, walking on water and seeing into the future. You'll be able to see the Duck on land near the Rees WaveDeck and change her size by scanning a QR code onsite.
Besides the new augmented reality experience, there will be pop-up entertainment each weekend of the trail, all been made possible through the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries’ Reconnect Festival and Event grant program announced on August 4, 2021.
Other Redpath Waterfront Trail highlights include:
● Watch a live graffiti mural come to life from Anishinaabe artist Que Rock, presented by Billy Bishop Airport
● See what’s in store for the future of the waterfront at East Bayside
● Visit the Trail Visitor Centre in Queen’s Quay Terminal
● Walk on water and see where Toronto’s waterline used to be
● Enjoy local promotions from restaurants, hotels, and a fitness studio
2021 trail partners include: Redpath Sugar, The Waterfront BIA, Tridel, Hines, First Capital, Queens Quay Terminal, Billy Bishop Airport, Nieuport Aviation, Waterfront Toronto, the Westin Harbour Castle, porter, CP24, Government of Ontario and Government of Canada.
Visit TOwaterfrontTrail.com for more information on the Redpath Waterfront Trail and start planning your route. Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and use #TOwaterfronttrail.
The real-life Rubber Duck that made an appearance at the 2017 Redpath Waterfront Festival: