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Toronto’s 20th Annual Canstruction Aims To Fill The Hunger Gap With CanArt Display

Canadian Architect

May 23, 2019

Canadian Architect


Teams of professional designers, architects, engineers and students took part in CanArt, Toronto’s 20th annual Canstruction competition in the financial district.
In an effort to fill Toronto’s hunger gap, 68,785 pounds of donated non-perishable food were built into artistic edible statues.
“Canstruction is an engaging and creative way for the design and construction community to work together in support of Daily Bread Food Bank,” said Christina Facey, co-chair of Canstruction Toronto. “More importantly, this friendly competition shines a spotlight on the fact that hunger is a reality for many people right here in our very own city.”
CanArt is on display and open for public viewing in the lobbies of the of the TD Centre at 66 Wellington Street West—TD Bank, TD North, TD South and Ernst & Young tower until May 17th. 
According to Canstruction, their competition recognizes a variety of factors. The Best Use of Labels award focuses on creative graphic possibilities, the Best Meal award considers the variety and quality of the food donated, and Structural Ingenuity regards the complexity of the design.
Canstruction Toronto is also encouraging those passing through the TD Towers, and others online, to participate in their People’s Choice Award by liking a picture of their favourite sculpture through Canstruction Toronto’s Facebook page. The contest closes on Sunday, May 19th at noon.

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