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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Canstruction 2015 is here!

December 18, 2014

Canstruction Toronto is pleased to host its 16th event, and is inviting all architectural, engineering and design firms to participate in this year’s event. 

Key dates for this year are as follows:

Jan 8, 2015 – Information Night – 6pm at Design Exchange

Jan 16, 2015 – Deadline for Registration

Feb 13, 2015 – Design Submission Deadline

May 4, 2015 – Build Night

May 5, 2015 – Judging and Awards Gala

May 5-9, 2015 – Open to Public

May 10, 2015 - Decanstruction


You can find more information on the registration form for Canstruction 2015.


Please get the word out to your office and get a team together in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank.


Take up the challenge to show the world that the GTA design industry cares about our community!


Please Note:


Information Night for Canstruction is on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Design Exchange 234 Bay Street, Toronto (there will be signage directing you to the room).

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Past Event Images

Hungry Humpty-Structural Ingenuity
BA Consulting Group Ltd.
CARE-ousel of Hope-Best Use of Labels
Hatch Mott McDonald
The Seasons Change, by the Need Remains - Best Meal
GHD Canada (The Sernas Group Inc).
Hunger is no Game! - Honourable Mention
CAN See No Hunger - Honourable Mention
Sherbourne Common: Wash Away Hunger
The Municipal Infrastructure Group Inc.
PikaCHEW: Gotta FEED Them All
Ryerson University
YES! We CAN Shut the Door on Hunger!
R.V. Anderson Associates
Stamp Out Hunger!
Quadrangle Architects Limited
Stonehenge: Make Hunger a Thing of the Past
ARK Petroff Architects
A snack in a jiffy
HDR Architecture
Hatch Ltd.
Launching a Towering Attack on Hunger
Diamond Schmitt Architects with Blackwell Bowick
Turning Off Hunger is A Channel Changer
Delcan Corporation
Core Architects
The Hunger Games
ARUP Canada Inc.