Winners of Sukkahville 2012 Competition to be announced in September

A Sukkah is the name of the symbolic temporary dwelling celebrated during the Jewish festival of Sukkot and mentioned in the bible as shelter in the wilderness. And the second annual Sukkahville 2012 uses this concept of temporary shelter to work toward a permanent solution for affordable housing. The design competition will culminate in a fun and fabulous Pop-up Design Exhibition to which the community is invited.

Building on last year’s success, 146 submissions have come in from all over the world, including Europe and Asia. Architects and artists, design professionals and students, individuals and teams, vie to have their designs chosen for a Pop-up Design Exhibition. Five finalists will be chosen by six celebrity judges and given a stipend with which to erect their structure.

Winners will be displayed at a ceremony and family event on September 30, 2012 from 12:00 noon until 4:00pm at Mel Lastman Square. The interactive experience will feature a hands-on build opportunity by Habitat for Humanity, music by Klezconnection, free treats and more. Walk through the structures and meet the artists.

For more information, please visit or contact the Kehilla Residential Programme, 262 Ridley Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, M5M 4N6. Alternatively, call 416.932.1212 or e-mail