Design and build Competition 2023

Burlington Centre
First Annual Event in support of the Burlington Food Bank
September 24 to October 1, 202


Canstruction is a captivating fusion of art, creativity, and philanthropy that transforms humble cans of food into awe-inspiring masterpieces. In this incredible event, architects, designers, and engineers showcase their brilliance, crafting extraordinary sculptures using canned food as their building blocks. But Canstruction is not just about the artistry; it’s a powerful way to rally your community to help fight hunger.



Event Details

Location: Burlington Centre
Event Dates: September 24 to October 1, 2023

All proceeds and food donations will go towards helping to feed our neighbours in Burlington.

Help Us Make Canstruction Burlington 2023 A Reality

Together, as a united front, we can make Canstruction not just a reality, but a resounding testament to the power of compassion and collective action.

Register your Team

Partner with the Burlington Food Bank today and Apply to become an official Canstruction Burlington 2023 team.

Become an Event Sponsor

Your business or organization can help to make Canstruction Burlington 2023 a reality.

Help as a Volunteer

During the week of September  22 to October 1 we need our community to help us make Canstrutction Burlington 2023 a success. Register Today!


Entering the CanStruction event is simple and open to anyone who wants to make a positive impact. Teams from all backgrounds, including schools, corporations, community groups, and individuals, are encouraged to participate. To enter, all you need is a team of enthusiastic individuals, a creative vision, and a willingness to make a difference in the lives of those in need.



Note: Because the 2023 event is the first of its kind, we have decided to be more flexible with the deadlines required by teams. Please don’t hesitate to email if you would like to enter the event and have any questions about the timelines.

This design submission marks the first step in the creative journey, as teams envision and outline their masterpiece. The designs should carefully consider the parameters of the event, with structures fitting into a 10×10 space.

Teams should carefully review their design, double-checking dimensions, structural integrity, and material requirements. By submitting a final design that complies with the Canstruction Rules, teams contribute to the seamless execution of the event, minimizing any potential hiccups or setbacks.

Each Canstruction team is responsible for providing a comprehensive food order that includes all the required canned food items for their project. The food order should account for the specific quantities and types of canned goods needed, ensuring that each team has the necessary resources to construct their masterpiece. Attention to detail is paramount, as teams must consider not only the variety of canned foods required for structural stability but also the aesthetic appeal they bring to the final design.

Teams are expected to donate the canned food items used in their Canstruction following the event. This act of giving is a fundamental aspect of the Canstruction ethos, as it ensures that the tangible artistry created during the event translates into real nourishment for those in need. Donating canned food items not only serves as a practical solution to alleviate hunger but also symbolizes the collective effort and impact that Canstruction brings.



As a Canstruction sponsor, you have the power to amplify the reach and effectiveness of this incredible movement, providing vital resources and support that enable teams to create stunning works of art with canned food. Your sponsorship not only fuels the creative energy of architects, designers, and builders but also directly contributes to addressing food insecurity in your community.


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$500 - $1999

– Your logo will be featured on our website

– Your logo will be featured in our printed handouts


$2000 - $4999

All Bronze Features plus…

– Your logo will be featured in our Canstruction 2023 videos



All Bronze and Silver Features plus…

– Your logo will be featured in one of our limited premium spots as a sponsor of a registered team during the whole week of Canstruction Burlington 2023


We’re looking for volunteers who want to help make Canstruction Burlington 2023 an unforgettable experience. As a Canstruction volunteer we’re asking you fill one or more 2-hour shifts during the week. The shifts are throughout the event week (Sep 24 – Oct 1) and begin at 12:00 pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm each day. As a volunteer you will be responsible informing Burlington Centre visitors about Canstruction Burlington 2023 and how event donations help to feed our neighbours.

To get started, fill in the form below and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.