Giant Beach Ball Installation Announced for Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport
Posted on May 2, 2018 by Brad McCabe

The Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, is pleased to announce it will be bringing another incrediball installation to Toronto's waterfront. Though not quite as large as last summer's rubber duck, the festival anticipates this year's activation will make just as big of a splash.

Relive your best beach memories with HTO Pendulum Wave, presented by Menkes. The waterfront activation, custom-made for the festival by Canadian event design firm Decor & More, is made up of six 6.5' tall beach balls. Inspired by science's popular instrument, the pendulum wave, the beach balls will be suspended from a large truss frame and will swing back and forth like a pendulum.   

Menkes Developments Ltd. has signed on 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 has been partially funded by the Government of Ontario's Celebrate Ontario enhancement grant program, which is helping to support 328 festivals and events across the province in 2018.

Construction of the installation is underway and more details will be released as they become available. 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 play on the word H2O, an ode to Toronto's vibrant and beautiful waterfront. 

Other Fast Facts about HTO Pendulum Wave
  • The entire installation will be 22' tall, 42' wide and 12' deep
  • The entire installation will weigh approximately 19,000 lbs
  • More than 130 sq. ft of PVC material is being used to create the beach balls
  • Visitors will be able to interact with the installation

The Redpath Waterfront Festival bounces onto the waterfront June 22-24 with a variety of programs including: Aqua Cirque – an H20-themed circus show, the Waterfront Artisan Market, Wine & Spirit Festival, a Family Fun Zone and now an unforgettaball installation.

Redpath Waterfront Festival 2018 partners include: Redpath Sugar, Billy Bishop Airport, Menkes, Waterfront BIA, Government of Ontario, Government of CanadaWestin Harbour Castle, Cision, Porter Airlines, Bell Media and Toronto Star.  

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