Workers, Warriors, and Weapons: Open House at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 10:10 am – 4:00 pm

Meet them all right here … Workers, warriors, and weapons

I happened to read this banner while riding my bicycle in the neighbourhood. Usually I ride along the Waterfront Trail from Long Branch to Port Credit or thereabouts and back. On a recent ride, I changed my route to have a look at the Small Arms Building. That’s when I saw the banner.

I attended a similar open house at the Small Arms Building in Mississauga around September 2011. I was highly impressed with this heritage site, and with the information that was shared at the event. I was very pleased as well to meet people who had worked at the arms plant during the Second World War. I was delighted to learn that this building will be preserved and repurposed. It’s a beautiful building. Such a strong sense of history is attached to it.

This year’s event promises to be equally impressive. If you have the opportunity to attend to attend , I recommend it highly.

Remember the date: Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Note the website:

The Small Arms Plant is in Mississauga at Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East. The latter roadway turns into Lake Shore Blvd. West when you cross the Mississauga – Toronto boundary line as you head east toward Long Branch.

The event takes place at the foot of Dixie Road at Lakeshore Road East in MIssissauga.

The information at the bottom of the banner reads as follows:

Doors Open is presented by Culture Division, City of Mississauga in partnership with participating sites.

Visit for further information.

Tours of the Small Arms Building are coordinated by the Lakeshore Legacy Foundation with the support of Toronto Region Conservation.

The event is located north of the Waterfront Trail which runs through Marie Curtis Park close to Lake Ontario.


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