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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:

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Call for Entries: Canstruction Toronto 2016

November 30, 2015

Toronto’s 17th Annual Canstruction®

Canstruction® Toronto invites teams of engineers, architects, and designers to take part in the 17th annual Canstruction® at the Toronto Dominion Centre in Toronto.

Please join us for an information night about Canstruction®on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Design Exchange (234 Bay St). 

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Past Event Images

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