The Redpath Waterfront Festival announced that it has prepared another incrediball surprise for this year’s visitor of the Toronto’s waterfront. The Giant Beach Ball installation may not be as big as last year’s rubber duck, but the festival expects it to be just as memorable and exciting.
The waterfront activation is specially made for the festival by the Canadian event design firm Decor & More. The beach balls will be six in total and they will be 6.5′ tall. They are inspired by one of the most popular scientific instruments – the pendulum wave. The beach balls will be suspended from a large truss frame and will swing back and forth like a pendulum.
In its entirety, the whole installation will be 22’ tall, 42’ wide and 12’ deep. It will also weigh the impressive 19,000 lbs, approximately. For the building of the beach balls alone are used over 130 sq. ft. of PVC materials. And what’s best – visitors will be able to interact with the installation!
Menkes Developments Ltd. Is going to be the presenting partner of HTO Pendulum Wave.
“Menkes is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of this unique concept, which really embodies the spirit of the festival and celebrates Toronto’s Waterfront,” said Peter Menkes, President, Commercial/Industrial. “With two significant development projects underway (Sugar Wharf and Waterfront Innovation Centre), this sponsorship is particularly meaningful as it further supports our ongoing commitment to the waterfront. We’re sure this installation will add a fun and playful element to this remarkable event.”
HTO Pendulum Wave is also partially funded by the Government of Ontario’s Celebrate Ontario enhancement grant program. The program is helping to support 328 different festivals and events across the province in 2018.
The giant construction of the installation is still continuing and more details will be released over time. HTO Pendulum Wave, presented by Menkes is named after HTO Park – the urban beach where it will be displayed during the festival. The name is also a subtle play on the scientific term for water – H2O – an ode to Toronto’s beautiful and lively waterfront.
The Redpath Waterfront Festival opens onto the waterfront on June 22-24 and will also include a large variety of other activities:
- Aqua Cirque – an H20-themed circus show
- The Waterfront Artisan Market
- Wine & Spirit Festival
- Family Fun Zone
- And now an unforgettaball
Redpath Waterfront Festival 2018 partners include: Redpath Sugar, Billy Bishop Airport, Menkes, Waterfront BIA, Government of Ontario, Government of Canada, Westin Harbour Castle, Cision, Porter Airlines, Bell Media and Toronto Star.
For more details and updates on the festival, check out their website: towaterfrontfest.com. You can also follow @towaterfrontfest on Facebook and Instagram and @towaterfest on Twitter.