Canstruction® is a non-profit competition that decreases hunger and fights poverty in Toronto and cities around the world. Each year, teams of designers, architects and engineers – students and professionals – donate their time to build massive, incredible structures from cans of food, with donations going to the Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto’s largest community food bank. In this city alone, more than 800,000 client visits happen each year, approximately 32 per cent of them children, use food-relief programs.

With one can of food as a catalyst for change, One Can® to represent the building block of change, Canstruction proves that small acts of kindness improve the lives of people in need. Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed more than 17.5 million pounds of food to food programs around the world, demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.

Check out this video from our recent Canstruction Toronto 2014 event:

Recent Blog Posts

Canstruction 2015 Winners!

May 31, 2015

Canstruction Toronto 2015 winning "CANstructures"

1) Juror's Favorite: Fortuna by BA Consulting Group

2) Structural Ingenuity:  Hunger is No Illusion by Turner Fleischer Architects Inc.

3) Best Meal: CAN You Help Bridge the Gap? by Stephenson Engineering Ltd.

4) Best Use of Labels: Hunger for Sport by HDR

5) Honourable Mention: Shifting Perspective by Quadrangle Architects

6) People's Choice Award:  Tap Into Beating Hunger by GM BluePlan Engineering Ltd.

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Past Event Images

Fortuna - Juror's Favorite
BA Consulting Group Ltd.
CAN You Help Bridge The Gap? - Best Meal
Stephenson Engineering
Shifting Perspectives - Honourable Mention
Quadrangle Architects Limited
Hunger Is No Illusion - Structural Ingenuity
Turner Fleischer Architects Inc.
Tap into Beating Hunger - People's Choice
GM BluePlan Engineering Ltd
Amorphous Hunger
AECOM Canada
On the Front Lines of Hunger
Aercoustics Engineering Limited
Cliff Hangers: The Price is Not Right
ARK Petroff Architects
Tunnelling for Hope
ARUP Canada Inc.
Feed People, Not Trash Cans
Cannon Design
TiCANic - Together we CAN sink Hunger
TD Centre - Changing Perspectives on Hunger
Diamond Schmitt Architects with Read Jones Christoffersen
Can the Force be with you?
GHD Inc.
Hunger for Sport - Best Use of Labels
HDR Architecture
We All Scream for Ice Cream
R.V. Anderson Associates