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2020 has been a challenging year filled with unexpected turns, so let’s end it on a sweet note with our first-ever TSA Gingerbread City!

Looking to bring our community together for a little fun (and a chance for some friendly competition!), we are inviting you to design and build imaginative—and edible—creations as part of our first-ever TSA gingerbread showcase. Submissions received will be showcased on our website as well as on social media starting December 17 and all the way through to the new year. So get creative and share your imaginative bakes with colleagues, friends, and family in this year’s gingerbread city!

This year’s TSA Gingerbread City expands on the Annual East End Architects Gingerbread Competition, a local event organized by MOSS SUND Architects started in 2017 to bring neighbouring studios together for a little fun and in support of a local charity.

2020 Theme: Home

In a year where our homes have been top of mind, this year’s gingerbread creations should explore what home means to you. This can be interpreted in any way that you like, and we encourage you to think outside the box. A gingerbread metropolis is one that is filled with comfortable rooms, whimsical structures, cozy furniture, and welcoming landscapes! More variety means a more dynamic, sweet city!

Entries will be showcased to highlight different categories such as exquisite craftsmanship, scenes that convey a strong festive mood, among others—keep this in mind when building!

In lieu of an entry fee – or buying a ticket to our 2020 BASH – we encourage you to instead make a donation to support the City of Toronto’s COVID-19  Relief and Recovery Fund. Suggested amount is $35 (equivalent to a BASH ticket) per participant, but we of course encourage you to donate more if you would like! 

Submission Requirements

This gingerbread showcase is all about having some fun, so we didn’t want to bog it down with a lot of rules. A virtual gingerbread city means you get to keep your creation, but we’ll need some photos for the showcase! We only ask that all visible elements in your gingerbread creations are edible and that submissions are received by the TSA no later than December 14, 2020 at midnight. Please see the website for specifications!

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