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Full stomachs stand tall. AvoCanDo wins Canstruction's Founder’s Award at the International Competition.


We are proud to announce that AvoCANdo, designed and built in collaboration with PCL Constructors, is the winner of the “Founder’s Award” at the 2017 International Canstruction Citywide Competition. Over 1,200 structures were judged at competitions around the world between January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. AvoCanDo won the most prestigious award presented only to the structure best representing the competition’s vision of the Canstruction founder (Cheri Melillo) and creating awe-inspiring CanArt through design.

About our structure

According to Daily Bread Food Bank, 12.6% of Toronto households experience food insecurity. That equates to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable adults and children.

Our structure was constructed to show a literal representation of what hunger looks and feels like. The half with the pit illustrates a full stomach and it is positioned upright. The half with an “empty stomach” or without a pit, is positioned on its back to show how individuals affected by hunger can become vulnerable and fatigued. Those who stand taller must help those who cannot.

Let’s continue raising awareness and helping to create a world without hunger.