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Canstruction 2014 is here!

January 21, 2014

The 15th Annual Canstruction Competition to benefit the Daily Bread Food Bank

Canstruction Toronto would like to invite teams of engineers, architects, designers, and students attending schools of architecture, engineering, and design to take part in Canstruction, the 15th Annual Design and Build Competition in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank. 

For more information about this exciting competition please join us for an Info Session on January 28th, 2014, 6PM @ Design Exchange. For more details on important dates, and how to enter, please click here.

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Canstruction Toronto raised over 85,000 lbs - DBFB Blog

August 23, 2012

Canstruction Toronto raised more than 85,000 pounds of food last year for the Daily Bread Food Bank, ranking second among the 200 cities that participated around the world last year. Creating amazing structures out of canned food, the teams will again compete in different categories and exhibit their structures in downtown Toronto for a week, before donating the canned food to Daily Bread.

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Engineers, Architects compete - DCN

November 15, 2011

A structure inspired by the popular Angry Birds video game won the jurors’ favorite award at the 2011 Canstruction competition in Toronto.

The “Angry Birds defEAT Hunger” structure by DIALOG was the Jurors’ Favourite at this year’s 2011 Canstruction. The four-day event resulted in a donation of 85,300 pounds of food to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Competitors were both students and professionals from Toronto’s design community. Nineteen teams of engineers and architects competed.

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Canstruction 2011 - Live with Culture

November 10, 2011

Now in its 13th year, the annual CANstruction exhibition is currently on show until Friday (November 11) in the lobbies of the various TD Centre buildings along King Street West (west of Bay). CANstruction is one of the city’s most inventive charity drives in which design teams build monolithic and whimsical structures out of canned goods, all in a single night. The entries are then judged in a range of categories from jurors’ favorite (Angry Birds DefEAT Hunger, above, by Dialog) to structural ingenuity and best use of labels. At week’s end the structures are disassembled and all the cans are donated to Daily Bread Food Bank

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'Canstruction' and the belief that one can fight hunger - Digital Journal

November 10, 2011

Toronto - "It starts with one can." That is the call to arms, so to speak for Canstruction, the self-described "most unique food charity in the world" where architects join engineers, designers and students to build structures out of nothing more than cans of food.

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