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Canstruction: annual design/build competition held to benefit Daily Bread Food Bank kicks off in Toronto

August 15, 2011
by Canadian Architect

Begun in response to the Toronto architectural and engineering community’s desire to give back, Canstruction has been helping fight hunger for over a decade. Canstruction is a unique competition where teams of design professionals build structures entirely out of canned and packaged food for the benefit of Daily Bread Food Bank. 

An information session takes place on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:00pm at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The deadline for entries is on Friday September 16, 2011. Entry Forms and additional information can be downloaded from

The actual Canstruction Build Night takes place on November 7, 2011. More details to follow closer to the date.

Canstruction is an annual international competition showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of Toronto’s best and brightest design, architectural and engineering firms.  Teams create elaborate structures constructed entirely of canned and packaged food. All food used is donated to Daily Bread Food Bank at the completion of the event. To view photos of previous competitions, please visit

Daily Bread Food Bank is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. As Canada’s largest food bank, Daily Bread serves people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in almost 170 member agencies across Toronto. We know providing food to people struggling with hunger won’t solve poverty; that’s why Daily Bread does more. They work to support people by providing job training – researching and educating people on issues of poverty and moving forward with innovative and realistic solutions that will help people break away from poverty. For more information, please visit

canstruction 2010 winner
canstruction 2010 winner

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