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TSA launches Gingerbread City showcase to support Toronto’s COVID-19 recovery fund

The Toronto Society of Architects is launching its first ever gingerbread city showcase. The competition, which is happening during a time the organization would have held the annual BASH, is open to architects and non-architects, from Toronto and elsewhere.

Submissions received will be showcased on the TSA’s website as well as on its social media starting December 17 and all the way through the new year.

The initiative will explore the theme of “home”. Entrants are encouraged to think outside the box: “A gingerbread metropolis is one that is filled with comfortable rooms, whimsical structures, cozy furniture, and welcoming landscapes! More variety means a more dynamic, sweet city,” says the TSA.

In lieu of an entry fee – or buying a ticket to the 2020 BASH – TSA is asking for donations to support the City of Toronto’s COVID-19  Relief and Recovery Fund. The suggested minimum amount is $35 (equivalent to a BASH ticket) per participant.

Funds donated to the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 response will directly contribute to the delivery of vital, community-focused services, both now and during recovery—from food support for the most vulnerable and personal protective equipment for frontline staff, to supplies and services for shelters during rapid rehousing.

Submissions are due on December 14 at end of day. For more information, visit: http://torontosocietyofarchitects.ca/event/tsa-gingerbread-city-showcase-2020/

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