5. Canstruction at Brookfield Place

Canstruction 2018, Photograph Courtesy of Arts Brookfield

Canstruction is a mix of an annual design competition and a unique food charity drive. Every year, teams of architects, engineers, and contractors build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large scale structures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. Awards are given out for Best Original Design, Best Structural Ingenuity, Best Meal, Most Cans, People’s Choice, Cheri C. Melillo Award  and two Honorable Mention. On display in Brookfield Place, the exhibition is free to the public but it is encouraged that you bring a can (or cans!) of healthy food to donate at the Information Desk located on the second level. The can structures will be unveiled on November 7th and will remain on display through November 21st.