Toronto’s 19th annual Canstruction launches call for entries

Canstruction® Toronto invites teams of engineers, architects, and designers to take part in the 19 th annual Canstruction® at the Toronto Dominion Centre in Toronto.

An information night about Canstruction® will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Design Exchange (234 Bay St).

Canstruction® Important dates:
Information night: January 11, 2018
Deadline for registration: January 19, 2018
Design submission deadline: February 16, 2018
Build night: May 14, 2018
Awards night: May 15, 2018
Decanstruction: May 19, 2018

What is Canstruction®?

Canstruction® is an international annual design and build competition to raise awareness about the growing hunger gap. Teams of architects, engineers, designers and students design and build ‘Canstructures’, structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10’x10’x8’ space. Teams compete for the titles: Best Design, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, Structural Ingenuity, and People’s Choice. After the competition and exhibition, the structures are deconstructed and all of the cans are donated to Daily Bread Food Bank, the largest provider of food relief in the GTA.

A jury will judge the completed ‘canstructures’ anonymously on May 15, 2018 and the winners will be announced at an evening reception held at the Design Exchange.

“Canstruction® is a unique charity food drive and a way for the design industry to collaborate in a creative way and give back to the community,” says Helen Kabriel, co-chair of Canstruction® Toronto. “We are so grateful and proud that we can step up and use our skills to make a change, in a way which will have a significant impact within the communities in which we live.”