Toronto Society of Architects calling on submissions for Gingerbread City 2023

The fourth annual Gingerbread City event invites architects and designers to create whimsical gingerbread structures.

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The Toronto Society of Architects’ (TSA) has issued a call for submissions for their fourth annual Gingerbread City event, which aims to bring together architects and designers to create unique edible creations.

This year, Gingerbread City will once again be a hybrid program, with both a virtual showcase on the website and a small in-person display at the Maker Bean Café located at 1052 Bloor St West in Toronto.

Gingerbread City is open to all and is free to enter. Whether submitting individually or with a team, the TSA invites everyone to participate in this year’s festivities.

For Gingerbread City, the TSA asks that all visible elements in the creations are edible. For in-person displays, they also ask that participants keep their creations’ bases to no larger than 2’x2’.

There is limited space for the in-person display, so submissions will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. As a result, those interested in participating are advised to register in advance. Participants will receive confirmation from the TSA team if their submission is able to be displayed in-person.

These submissions will need to be dropped off on December 12, 2023, between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Maker Bean Café. Those unable to drop off their gingerbread structures that day should email [email protected].

Those who would also like their creation featured in the virtual showcase, in addition to in-person, should follow these instructions.

Registration is required by December 4, 2023, for those who wish to display in the storefront, and all digital submissions will be required by December 12.