TORONTO — The Toronto Society of Architects’ (TSA) Gingerbread City is back for its third consecutive year of edible creations.
The event brings together architects, designers and gingerbread lovers to create unique and delicious structures, states a release. As with previous years, this year’s Gingerbread City is a hybrid event with both an in-person display at Maker Bean Café at 1052 Bloor St. W. as well as a virtual showcase on the TSA website.
There are two ways to participate: individual and team submissions and the new Kids’ Main Street program.
For the individual and team submissions, which is open to all and free to enter, the only rule is that all visible elements should be edible. Submissions will be featured on the TSA website as a virtual showcase with the option to also drop it off at the Maker Bean Café for in-person display.
Registration is required by Dec. 4 for participants wishing to display at the Maker Bean Café and all online submissions are required by Dec. 11. The drop off day for the in-person display is Dec. 12.
New this year is Kids’ Main Street, a new program that invites children to be a part of Gingerbread City by designing and decorating their very own Main Street façades. Submissions will be collaged into a digital Main Street and showcased on the TSA website.
TSA is hosting two in-person workshops on Dec. 3 where architects and gingerbread experts will help children (seven to 11-years-old) design and make their edible creations.
At the end of each session, participants will have their creations photographed so they can be included in the virtual Main Street and they’ll get to keep their edible buildings.
The workshops on Dec. 3 will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Session 1) and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Session 2) at the Centre for Social Innovation: Spadina located at 192 Spadina Ave. (Room 101, Second Floor, accessible via stairs and elevator). The workshop is free for TSA members (using code in most recent TSA Bulletin) and $15 + HST for non-members.
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