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Dec 17 2020 Exhibit /

2020 Gingerbread City

Virtual Exhibit

Hi! Welcome to Gingerbread City!
We’ve been expecting you.

The Toronto Society of Architects’ Gingerbread City is a fantastical and diverse metropolis where you can eat the walls and taste the lamp posts while taking a (virtual) stroll! This year’s city is filled with unique creations built by architects, bakers and clever place makers, including tasty bay-and-gables, towering modernist bakes and even timely sugary clinics.

Ready to explore? Click on the images below to take a closer look of these edible creations, see additional contacts including pictures and videos, and learn more about their design!

2020 Showcase: Home

In a year when our homes have been top of mind, this year’s call asked our gingerbread makers to explore what the word “home” means to them. Our 2020 showcase includes submissions by all kinds of households and groups exploring a wide range of ideas of home, from buildings to rooms, parks to memories. In this year where we have all to stay apart, thank you bakers for welcoming us into your homes!

Everyone is Home Alone this year
ACK Architects

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Sugar Shack
Timothy Birchard and Mikael Sydor

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Bellwoods Lodge
Great Lake Studio (Rick, Maggie & Levi)

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Jane-Exbury Tower
Joël León Danis

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Izenville
Izen Architecture

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Santa’s Workshop
Luke Moss Moulding

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Kings and Queens of the Castle
James Mallinson, Elsa Lam and son

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Candy & Light
Jocelyn Squires

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Twin House
Beatrice D’Angelo

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Tropical Paradise
SUMO project

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Better Days Ahead!
Yvonne Chan & Katherine Lui

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Ginger Bay-and-Gable
Michelle Chan

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Sid Smith Sweet Stack
Fac. of Arts & Science, University of Toronto

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GTA Ed.: Mid-Century Holidays
Romy Poletti

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Sol-a-bode
Lea Wiljer

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Home Alone (& socially distanced)
Marie Buban and son

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The Edible Barcelona Pavilion
Kurt Kraler

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Together Apart
MOSS SUND Architects

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Little boxes made of Ticky Tacky
Pamela Bruneau

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Modern Canadian Holiday Cottage
Snober Khan & Satesh Lakhan

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Villa Villekulla
Herr Nilsson – Leena Sinha & Jutta Brendemuhl

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About this Initiative

The Toronto Society of Architects’ Gingerbread City is a unique creative showcase and community building event bringing together architects and gingerbread lovers alike for a little fun and innovative city building all while supporting a good cause. This year’s creations come from across the GTA and have been brought together into a one-of-a-kind virtual exhibition that can be explored from the comfort of your home.

This event builds upon the local Annual East End Architects Gingerbread Competition, an event organized by MOSS SUND Architects started in 2017 to bring neighbouring studios together in support of a local charity.

Make a Donation: Toronto’s COVID-19 Relief & Recovery

Cities, even those made of gingerbread, are stronger when we all look after each other. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, but not equally. Many of our city’s most vulnerable groups and communities have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.  

This year, if you are able, we would like to encourage all our Gingerbread City visitors to make a donation the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund. 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 much needed supplies and services for shelters during rapid rehousing, designating your gift allows the City to direct your donation to the highest priority need during this evolving situation.

 

**Please note that some of the required fields on this form (Where to Give and Program) have already been filled to ensure that funds go directly to the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund