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TRCA/Sawmill Sid portable sawmilling project is now underway at Small Arms Building in Mississauga

I recently learned about a small-scale portable sawmill operation run by Sawmill Sid and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) near the historic Small Arms Building in Lakeview in Mississauga. Sawmill Sid’s agreement to work on the site is with … Continue reading

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City of Mississauga kicks off rehabilitation of Small Arms Building; official ceremony begins 11:00 am, June 17, 2017

Click here for previous posts about the Small Arms Building > Click here for previous posts about postwar emergency housing (in vicinity of Small Arms Building and elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Region) >   Tweet from Mayor Crombie I … Continue reading

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Mississauga has a strong track record for civic engagement

I’ve recently posted a link to a Globe and Mail story about positive trends in urban development at the City of Mississauga: Land sale brings Mississauga closer to a waterfront that avoids Toronto’s mistakes – Dec. 22, 2016 Globe and … Continue reading

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Highly successful In Situ event at Small Arms Building in Mississauga, Oct. 27 to 29, 2016: Great turnout, great sense of organization

I am delighted that I had the opportunity, on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, to attend an In Situ event at the Small Arms Building in Mississauga. We were impressed with the turnout, the enthusiasm, and the great … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEER opportunity at “IN SITU” – Multi-Arts Festival in Mississauga, Oct. 27-29, 2016

Click here to access previous posts about the Small Arms Building > Volunteers for SAS Multi-Arts event “In Situ” Coming October 27-29, 2016 SAS is celebrating the restoration of the Small Arms Building with In Situ, a three-day multi-arts event … Continue reading

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New 3-minute video from Heritage Mississauga features Small Arms Ltd. wartime munitions plant in Lakeview

This post – along with future posts featuring interviews that I recorded on Aug. 25, 2016 – is concerned with an impressive, engaging 3-minute YouTube video about the Small Arms Ltd. munitions factory that was located in Lakeview, Mississauga just west … Continue reading

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May 28, 2016 Small Arms Jane’s Walk (and the only @Doors_OpenTO in @citymississauga) went beautifully

A tweet from Jim Tovey sums up the May 28, 2016 Small Arms Jane’s Walk beautifully: Thrilled to B hosting the only @Doors_OpenTO in @citymississauga with @JaanPill & @S_A_Society #SharedHeritage Jim Tovey, who was elected six years ago as Ward … Continue reading

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Saturday, April 23, 2016 was perfect weather for a Clean-Up Day at Small Arms Building in Mississauga

What follows are some highlights of a Saturday morning helping out with a Clean-Up Day at the Small Arms Building in Lakeview, Mississauga. When I turned up around 10:00 am on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Small Arms Building, … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississsauga breaks ground on Mariner Court, Mississauga – March 4, 2016 QEW South Post

I’ve written about Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga in previous posts, regarding the Small Arms Building in Lakeview. A March 4, 2016 QEW South Post article is entitled: “Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on Mariner Ct.” The opening paragraphs read: “Uniba … Continue reading

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New Board of Directors at Small Arms Society features skills in archival research, event planning, cultural planning, marketing, and project management

I’ve discussed the Small Arms Society at a recent post, and will talk about the society in more detail later in the current post. Click here to access the Facebook Page of the Small Arms Society > On a related topic, … Continue reading

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