PortsToronto’s “Duckling Docks” Return to Toronto Harbour

Toronto (June 7, 2024) – Today, PortsToronto crews deployed six Duckling Docks in the Toronto Harbour at the Portland and York slips.
 
This project began in 2021 in response to reports about a lack of resting places for ducklings along the Toronto waterfront. The Duckling Docks, designed in consultation with the Toronto Wildlife Centre, and painted by the students at the Waterfront School and Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, provide an accessible resting platform for ducklings still growing their waterproof down. The duckling season typically runs until mid-July.
 
Each dock is a wooden platform, 12-inches wide and six-feet long attached to an existing floating dock or dock wall. The docks are equipped with a beveled edge and gritty surface to make it easier for ducklings, and ducks, to climb aboard.
 
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