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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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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

Ba_-_hungry_humpty
Hungry Humpty-Structural Ingenuity
BA Consulting Group Ltd.
Hatch_mott_mcdonald_-_care-ousel_of_hope
CARE-ousel of Hope-Best Use of Labels
Hatch Mott McDonald
Ghd_-_the_seasons_change_but_the_need_remains
The Seasons Change, by the Need Remains - Best Meal
GHD Canada (The Sernas Group Inc).
Exp_-_hunger_is_no_game
Hunger is no Game! - Honourable Mention
EXP
Aecom-can_see_no_hunger
CAN See No Hunger - Honourable Mention
AECOM
Tmig-sherbourne_common__wash_away
Sherbourne Common: Wash Away Hunger
The Municipal Infrastructure Group Inc.
Ryerson_architect_-_pikachew__gotta_feed_them_all
PikaCHEW: Gotta FEED Them All
Ryerson University
Rv_anderson_-_shut_the_door_on_hunger
YES! We CAN Shut the Door on Hunger!
R.V. Anderson Associates
Quad_-stamp_out_hunger
Stamp Out Hunger!
Quadrangle Architects Limited
Petroff_ark_-_stonehenge__make_hunger_a_thing
Stonehenge: Make Hunger a Thing of the Past
ARK Petroff Architects
Hdr_-_a_snack_in_a_jiffy
A snack in a jiffy
HDR Architecture
Hatch_-_puttin
Puttin
Hatch Ltd.
Dsai_and_bowick_-_launching_a_towering_attack_on_hunger
Launching a Towering Attack on Hunger
Diamond Schmitt Architects with Blackwell Bowick
Delcan_-turning_off_hunger_is_a_channel
Turning Off Hunger is A Channel Changer
Delcan Corporation
Core_-_canning_the_penny
CANNING THE PENNY
Core Architects
Arup_-_the_hunger_games
The Hunger Games
ARUP Canada Inc.