CANstruction1 Canstruction Toronto, in partnership with the Daily Bread Food Bank held the 16th Annual Canstruction International Design and Build competition this week.

The event aims to raise awareness about the growing hunger gap and brought together teams of architects, engineers, designers and students to design and build structures made entirely from canned foods.

Canstruction2 “Canstruction is a unique type of food drive and a way for the design community to collaborate in a creative way and give back to the community we build in,” said Helen Kabriel, co-chair of Canstruction.

“Not only do they give back through food donations, but their structures attract an audience and provoke discussions on hunger and the challenges facing our city.”

Canstruction6 The structures were then judged and awarded titles for Jurors Favourite, Best Use of Labels, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal, and Structural Ingenuity.

Canstruction5 This year, the event consisted of 20 canstructures and raised a total of 71,035 pounds of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

“The impact of Canstruction is enormous. It provides thousands and thousands of pounds of high quality and nutritious food at a time of year when donations typically fall off,” said Gail Nyberg, executive director of the Daily Bread Food Bank.

The canstructures will be on display until May 9th in the lobbies of the TD Bank, TD West, TD North and Ernst & Young towers at 66 Wellington Street west in Toronto’s Financial District.


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