A gold giraffe was briefly Toronto’s newest social media sensation
The latest social media sensation to hit Toronto isn’t a Drake meme, dead raccoon or newborn animal at the zoo. It’s not a gigantic rubber duck, either, but you’re getting warmer.
It’s a gold giraffe erected for the Bentway Block Party under the Gardiner. She has a name, and it’s Kendra.
Psst. Do you know we're getting a gigantic giraffe piñata (designed by @gensler_design) as part of The #BentwayBlockParty? See Kendra the giraffe Aug 25 under the Gardiner. https://t.co/rBOnVzKbdO pic.twitter.com/hh8aTGsPNx— The Bentway (@thebentway) August 23, 2018
She’s 26 feet tall, and though she’s been called a pinata quite a few times and is covered in gold fringe, underneath all glitter she’s actually a giant inflatable structure.
The giraffe was created by Gensler Design as part of the Bentway Block Party celebrations.
Who wants to see a 26 foot tall Giraffe piñata? ME!! Excited for @thebentway, their completion of Phase 1 and the block party 60— Todd Hofley (@toddhofley) August 24, 2018
Years in the making that’s happening tomorrow, August 25. #tobentway #BentwayBlockParty #LibertyVillage #LVRA pic.twitter.com/LnOsIkGXC7
There was also a street dance competition, selfie station, live performances by local musicians, and refreshments.
The party was put on to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Bentway’s construction.
During the winter, the space under the Gardiner known as the Bentway was transformed into an ice skating track.
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