I was honoured to be a judge of the Canstruction event at the DX (Nov 8, 2011). The concept of the competition is to raise awareness of the need for food banks and hunger in the world by building structural displays of canned food. Designs are created by leading architectural and engineering firms in the GTA. They raise money to actually buy the thousands of cans of food, create the displays and then donate the food to the Food Bank in Toronto. The picture of Einstein below was a winner of best label use of which I was a judge. The ACTUAL can labels create the pixelated effect using hundreds of cans of good food. Food quality and selection is also judged. Displays are viewable at the TD Centre.
All of the entrees demonstrated to me that volunteerism is very alive in the GTA and that we can all make a difference to end hunger. The winning project was meticulously executed by DELCAN architects.
“You don’t have to be an Einstein to solve hunger”.