I don’t know why they think a giant rubber duck would attract tourism but okay.
A $200,000 giant rubber duck is coming for Canada’s 150 birthday and people are not too thrilled about it.
This duck is standing 61 feet tall, weighs 30,000 pounds and is the world’s largest rubber duck. It launches on Canada Day weekend in Toronto at the Redpath Waterfront Festival.
The reason why Canadians are not jumping for joy is because as reported by Global News, “an Ontario government grant of about $120,000” is going towards this duck and the festival, at a total cost of $200,000, combining other funding like corporate sponsorship.
Many people believe this is a huge waste of money even though “it’s being billed as a tourist attraction.”
$200,000 of tax payers money to celebrate Canada 150 with a large rubber duck. I can think of better ways to use that money— britt. (@brittanyharwood) May 29, 2017
This giant duck will also been seen in Owen Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Midland and wrap up in Brockville. The tour where you’ll see this duck on will also feature a dance, musical performance, a lumberjack show and live entertainment.