Toronto’s annual Waterfront Festival is returning to the city this weekend!
The iconic Mama Duck is back to celebrate the last weekend of summer at the Toronto Waterfront Festival. Her first appearence in Toronto was in 2017 as a way to celebrate Canada’s 150 although there was some controversy. After it was revealed she cost $120,000 in an Ontario approved grant, some Canadians were wondering if that was too much of their tax dollars going towards something they weren’t sure represented Canada culture, but the Toronto Waterfront Festival ended up generating $7.6 million in economic impact for Toronto.
Mama Duck, as she’s called, stands at six-stories and weighs 13,000 kilograms, and has now become a part of the annual Toronto Waterfront Festival that will be taking over the city the weekend of September 16th-17th. As the website puts it, “The Quack is Back.”
You can visit her on land at 7 Queens Quay East.
Aside from Mama Duck, the festival will include a DJ Booth, interactive games and crafts, food trucks and photo opps.
The festival will taking place from 11am-8pm on the 16th and 10am-6pm on the 17th.