In Situ, a multi arts festival at the Small Arms Building in Mississauga, will take place Oct. 27 to 29, 2016

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Small Arms Event Oct 2016


The following information is from a Facebook post announcing a public Festival hosted by the Small Arms Society:

In Situ is a multi-arts festival taking place in October at the Small Arms Building in Mississauga. The event will feature live music, live art creation and pop up theatre performances, all in the former WWII arms factory.

Come join us from October 27-29 to celebrate the history of the Small Arms Building and help to transorm the heritage building into a creative hub.

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For details as we get closer to the event visit: Small Arms Society Facebook page.

Tickets are available at Evenbrite – please note tickets are limited in number.


2 replies
  1. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    It’s not a gun show.

    The gun connection has to do with the fact that the Small Arms Inspection Building was used during the Second World War to produce small arms for the Allied War effort – especially Lee-Enfield rifles.

    A 3-munute video from Heritage Mississauga provides a quick overview of the history of the building:

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

    The Small Arms Society, organizer of the In Situ event on Oct. 27 to 29, 2016 (tickets are going fast!), is working with all three levels of government along with local community members to repurpose the building as a cultural hub – focusing on music, the arts, as well as science, the environment, and history.

    Previous posts at this website provide additional details about the Small Arms Building and the Arsenal Lands:

    Small Arms Society

    At Small Arms Open House events in previous years, the Small Arms building and the grounds outside of it have served as a venue for the display of a wide range of World War Two military equipment (but none of it for sale) including a Sherman tank:

    Small Arms Open House


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