A Toronto warehouse for creative types was transformed into a cardboard funhouse on Saturday,when children and their parents set up and played home-made arcade games inspired by a heartwarming viral video.

The Global Cardboard Challenge was organized as a tribute to nine-year-old Caine Monroy, whose cardboard gaming constructions in Los Angeles became the subject of a short documentary. The short became an online sensation over the summer, logging millions of views.

The do-it-yourself arcade projects were brought together to the Artscape Wychwood Barns, where adults and children were encouraged to assemble and play each other's creations in a 650-square-metre "Cardboard Playdium."

Patrons were able to buy "Pay What You Can" Fun Passes, with the suggested donation being $2.

The event was organized by the Wychwood Barns Community Association, STOP Farmers Market, the Treehouse Group and Exhibit Change.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of the story stated the event was organized by the Centre for Social Innovation. In fact, it was organized by the Wychwood Barns Community Association, STOP Farmers Market, the Treehouse Group and Exhibit Change.
    Sep 13, 2013 10:57 AM ET