Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm: Official Opening of Small Arms Building Creative Hub at 1352 Lakeshore Rd East, Mississauga.

Jim Tovey speaking at Mat 28, 2016 Small Arms Jane's Walk. Jaan Pill photo

Councillor Jim Tovey (1949-2018) speaking at May 28, 2016 Small Arms Jane’s Walk. Jim Tovey Tovey was a key player in saving the Small Arms Building from demolition and coordinating efforts to secure strong government and community support for its repurposing. Jaan Pill photo

The following message is from the Small Arms Society in Mississauga:

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Small Arms Building Creative Hub Comes Alive

More than just a new coat of paint. It seemed like over the winter, the building stood dormant, waiting for the moment that Spring would breathe new life into the earth and into this the sleeping structure. But inside, work was furiously being done to remediate and rehabilitate this beautiful, abandoned edifice that carried within it, the memories, stories and the legacy of the men and women of the community, the city, the country.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Small Arms Building, June 17, 2017. Jaan Pill photo

Groundbreaking ceremony at Small Arms Inspection Building, June 17, 2017. Jaan Pill photo. Click on this and other photos to enlarge them. Click again to enlarge the image further.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Small Arms Building, June 17, 2017. Jaan Pill photo

Groundbreaking ceremony at Small Arms Building, June 17, 2017. Jaan Pill photo

Groundbreaking ceremony at Small Arms Building, June 17, 2017. Jaan Pill photo

View of grounds in front of Small Arms Building after groundbreaking ceremony, June 17, 2017. Jaan Pill photo

The Small Arms Society is excitedly awaiting the completion of the Phase 1 remediation of the building by the City of Mississauga and the Official Opening in June 2018. It will be a milestone moment for the many residents and community members who fought to save the building from demolition and have it re adapted into a Creative Hub for the intersection of the arts, culture, heritage, environmental sciences and technology.

So save the date:

Saturday, June 23rd | 1:00PM
Official Opening of the Small Arms Building Creative Hub @1352 Lakeshore Rd East, Mississauga.

More info to follow.

For more on the history and development of the building and site, visit smallarmsbuilding.ca

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In 2008, Lakeview residents saved the Small Arms Building

 

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