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KPMB builds for CANstruction Toronto in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank

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May 15, 2024

CANstruction Toronto is back. Now in its 22nd year, the design competition brings architects, engineers, designers, and students together to address the city’s hunger gap in a creative way.  

Participants design and build sculptures using cans of non-perishable food and after the event, the cans are donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. 

This year, our sculpture, the “CAN-tainer Ship,” represents the fragility of the global food trade, demonstrating how a simple container can upend supply, impacting the most vulnerable. 

Made up of 5,430 cans of food in bright colours — red for the body of the ship, bright green and yellow for the shipping containers, and blue and white representing the churning seas below — our sculpture displays a bounty of food and emphasizes the magnitude of the role that shipping containers play in global food security. 

The sculptures will be on display for public viewing at the TD Centre on 66 Wellington Street West until May 17 and can be voted for here. 

We’re grateful to our incredible team and the values-aligned organizations who make our participation in CANstruction possible. 

Read about our 2023 award-winning structure here. 

CANstruction team: Alistair Grierson, Nick Choi, Ramy Mohammad, Ki Oh, Christina Wilkinson, Roxane Bejjany, Ana Casas, Andrew Dyke, Robert Faber, Joan Gardner, Angela Gou, Arminé Tadevosyan, Ekaterina Timakova 

Sponsors: First Gulf Corporation, Kindred Works, Holten Impex International, Norm Li, Rocco’s No Frills, Blackwell, Hammerschlag & Joffe Inc., Shibley Righton LLP, ASPECT Structural Engineers, Clarke-Way Travel, Hub International Ontario Limited, Mulvey & Banani International Inc., Stone Tile, Wellington Altus Group Solutions