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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Canstruction 2014

Returning this spring, Canstruction Toronto is a non-profit annual design and build competition in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank. Each participating team builds a structure entirely from canned foods. For 15 years, the Canstruction competition has helped to decrease hunger and fight poverty in the city.

Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed more than 17.5 million pounds of food to food programs around the world, demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.

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.

Deadline for entries: February 14, 2014

WHO: Teams of Architects, Engineers, Designers and Students attending School of Architecture, Engineering and Design

WHAT: Design and Build Structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10′ x 10′ x 8’h space


Info night – Jan 28, 2014 (6pm @ Design Exchange)

Deadline for entries – Feb 14, 2014

Design submission deadline – Mar 7, 2014

Deadline for purchasing cans – Apr 25, 2014

Food delivery to DBFB – May 12-16, 2014

Food delivery to TD Centre – May 25, 2014

Build night – May 26, 2014 

Awards night – May 27, 2014

Decanstruction – June 1, 2014

WHERE: Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto

APPLICATION: To participate, download the form and follow the submission instructions.

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