Toronto Society of Architects launches its first Gingerbread City

The Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) has launched Gingerbread City, a virtual exhibit featuring 21 edible creations that reflect this year’s theme of “home”.

Home Alone (& socially distanced), by Marie Buban and son. Photo courtesy of

Submissions were received through an open call and include tasty bay-and-gables, towering modernist bakes and timely sugary clinics. Behind these incredible creations are architects, bakers, families, and roommates from across the Greater Toronto region and beyond.

Ginger Bay-and-Gable by Michelle Chan

Like so many things this year, the TSA’s Gingerbread City was born from the pandemic as the TSA looked for a social event in lieu of its annual year-end BASH, a long-held tradition bringing together hundreds of members of Toronto’s architectural community. Gingerbread City allowed for a creative way of coming together while staying apart with community members and the public at large joining in the fun from their own kitchens.


The TSA Gingerbread City is also a fundraising event, with submitters and visitors encouraged to donate to support the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund.


The virtual showcase opened on December 17, 2020 and will remain available on the TSA website until January 4, 2021. To see the submissions, visit: