The World’s Largest Rubber Duck At HTO Park Toronto For Canada 150 Celebration

The giant rubber duck at Toronto’s waterfront, HTO Park. (Photographer: Jason L. K. Lau @ Emagto.ca)

After the big controversy for the cost of $200,000, the World’s Largest Rubber Duck had arrived Toronto’s waterfront last Friday to celebrate Canada’s 150 for 3 days. Standing 61 feet tall, 79 feet wide, 89 feet long and weighing in at 30,000 pounds, it is the first time that this giant rubber duck has ever been to Canada.

The first world’s largest rubber duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in 2007, measuring 16.5 m × 20 m × 32 m (54 ft × 66 ft × 105 ft) and weighing about 600 kilograms (1,300 lb).  Hofman had created several ducks in various sizes and they have been exhibited in different major cities in Europe, East Asia and United States. The new giant rubber duck is based on similar floating structures by Hofman. Ryan Whaley, the co-owner of this duck, claimed that he came up with the idea to build the giant duck with a friend 3 years ago.

Source:  Wikipedia and towaterfrontfest.com

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