Giant Beach Ball Installation Announced for Festival

May 2, 2018

The Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, is pleased to announce it will be bringing another incrediball installation to Toronto's waterfront.

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 Canada, Westin Harbour Castle, Cision, Porter Airlines, Bell Media and Toronto Star.  

For details and updates visit and follow @towaterfrontfest on Facebook and Instagram and @towaterfest on Twitter.

Menkes Developments Ltd. is an award-winning, fully integrated real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial, retail and residential properties. Founded in 1954, the company is one of the largest private developers in Canada, with a primary focus in the Greater Toronto Area. Menkes is known for its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach and particularly for its expertise in large-scale, mixed-use development. Past projects include the Empress Walk entertainment, shopping and residential complex in North York City Centre, and two landmark projects in Toronto's South Core district, 25 York (TELUS House) office tower and the two million square foot One York commercial retail complex. The company's latest project Sugar Wharf is a proposed waterfront community on an 11.5 acre site in downtown Toronto, which will be anchored by a new two-acre park. For more information about Menkes, please visit and follow us @MenkesLife.

Decor & More is Canada's largest event decor firm, designing and executing more than 400 events every year. Part of the North American event landscape for over 25 years, their team has the talent to combine fine art, craftsmanship and technology, defining some of the most progressive and innovative event designs in the country.

ABOUT REDPATH WATERFRONT FESTIVAL, presented by Billy Bishop Airport
The Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, is an annual summer event providing on-land and on-water programming for people of all ages and interests, with the goal of promoting Toronto locally and internationally as a premiere waterfront destination. With music, food and nautical entertainment, the festival offers something for everyone to enjoy. Every three years, the event welcomes majestic Tall Ships to Toronto.