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Photo of a giant loonie coin made from tuna cans.
Photo by David A. Crowder
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A Tuna Loonie in the Food Bank

U of T engineers and architects won the award for structural ingenuity at Toronto’s annual Canstruction competition

U of T engineers and architects came together to build a whimsical structure from tuna cans at Toronto’s annual Canstruction competition in May. Addie Denison (BASc 2013) and Sarah Mackel (BASc 2012) led the team from Aercoustics Engineering and Rebanks Pepper Littlewood Architects. “It was an opportunity to use our other engineering skills,” Mackel says. Their team won the award for structural ingenuity for its 5,471-can sculpture of a loonie. All the food was given to the Daily Bread Food Bank. “The amount was impressive,” Denison adds. “It was an awesome opportunity to give back to the community.”  

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