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RJC Engineers tops Canstruction Toronto Event

May 21, 2018

With 19 entries, this year 52,165 pounds of non-perishable food was donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank.


RJC Engineers, Slicing Through World Hunger, claims best original design award at Canstruction Toronto. (photo: David Crowder Photography)

The award for Best Original Design at Toronto’s 19th Annual Canstruction Toronto Competition was presented to RJC Engineers for their entry Slicing Through World Hunger.

The competition, held in the heart of the financial district in the lobby of the TD Centre, included 19 entries from teams of professional engineers, designers, architects and students.

In all 52,165 pounds of donated non-perishable food were sculpted into creative structures.

“Canstruction is a unique way for the design community to collaborate creatively in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank,” says Helen Kabriel, co-chair of Canstruction Toronto. “The competition is a catalyst for a city-wide conversation about hunger and our collective responsibility to address the challenges facing Toronto.”

The “Canstructures” were on display for public viewing in the lobbies of the TD Bank, TD North and Ernst & Young towers at 66 Wellington Street West before being disassembled and donated to Daily Bread Food Bank.

Other award winners at this year’s Toronto Canstruction competition included:


Diamond Schmitt’s entry. (photo: David Crowder Photography)

  • Structural Ingenuity Award: Diamond Schmitt Architects-  {H2O} : #JoinTheTide
  • Best Use of Labels Award:  rebanks pepper littlewood architects inc. and Quinn Dressel Associates – BabushCAN Says Eat!
  • Best Meal Award:  Turner Fleischer Architects Inc. – Tweeting About Hunger
  • Honourable Mention: Gensler Architecture & Design Canada, Inc. – CAN-Amorphic

Since the event started in Toronto in 1999, Canstruction Toronto has donated over one million pounds of food to Daily Bread Food Bank.

Other entries in this year’s competition included:


Aercoustics Engineering Limited – The MiCANaak. (photo: David Crowder Photography)


GM BluePlan Engineering Ltd. – Hunger’s a Buzzkill, winner of the People’s Choice Award. (photo: David Crowder Photography)

  • IBI Group – Soup to Nuts
  • LEA Consulting Ltd. – Fifteen Hundred Mission Cap
  • Quadrangle – Global Warning
  • Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science – FEED THE NORTH
  • Turner Construction Company – Feed the World
  • WZMH Architects – On the Right Track


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