We owe thanks to the late Jim Tovey for the ongoing Small Arms Inspection Building repurposing project

Jan. 17, 2018 Tribute to Jim Tovey at City of Mississauga Council meeting

A previous post includes a link to a Community Tribute to Jim Tovey at the Mississauga Council Chambers:

Online video of Jan. 17, 2018 Tribute to Councillor Jim Tovey at City of Mississauga Council Chambers

June 2, 2018 Community Tribute to Jim Tovey

A June 6, 2018 Mississauga News article is entitled: “Former Mississauga councillor Tovey’s ‘human story’ exceeded political achievements.”

Former workers at Second World War Small Arms Ltd. munitions plant are acknowledges at Official Opening of Small Arms Inspection Building, June 23, 2018. Jaan Pill photo

Former workers at Second World War Small Arms Limited munitions plant are acknowledged at Official Opening of Small Arms Inspection Building, June 23, 2018. Jaan Pill photo

The article highlights the Community Tribute to Jim Tovey event that took place at the Small Arms Inspection Building in Lakeview on June 2, 2018.

I attended the latter event and look forward to posting, over the next while, a series of video clips, from the event, to YouTube. It will take some time, however, as I have many other projects to attend to including our family’s move from Long Branch to Stratford.

Video of June 2, 2018 Community Tribute to Jim Tovey

You can access a video of the the June 2, 2018 Community Tribute at the Small Arms Society Facebook page.

Official Opening of Small Arms Inspection Building on June 23, 2018

Small Arms Inspection Building Opening Ceremony, June 13, 2018. Jaan Pill photo

Small Arms Inspection Building Opening Ceremony, June 13, 2018. Jaan Pill photo

I also attended the Official Opening of Small Arms Inspection Building on June 23, 2018 and will post YouTube video clips from that event as well when time permits.

By way of background about the event, a June 11, 2018 news release from the City of Mississauga is entitled: “Official Opening of Small Arms Inspection Building on June 23, 2018.”

An excerpt from the news release reads:

Background

The Small Arms Inspection building is located on the 15.7-hectare parcel of land on the eastern border of the Mississauga waterfront. This land sits on what was the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the traditional homeland of the Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee nations.

Small Arms Inspection Building – Timeline

1939 – The Small Arms Limited Building was designed by Allward and Gouinlock Architects

1935 – The Department of Defence purchased the Arsenals Lands and Small Arms Limited

1940 – The site became a large munitions plant manufacturing rifles and small arms for the Canadian Army through the Second World War until 1974

1992 – The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) acquired the Arsenal Lands and the Small Arms Inspection Building

2008 – The City of Mississauga intervened as the Small Arms Inspection Building was scheduled for demolition

2009 – The City of Mississauga designated the building under the Ontario Heritage Act

2017 – The City of Mississauga acquired the Small Arms Inspection Building

2018 – The Small Arms Inspection Building officially opens as one of the City’s cultural sites

[End of excerpt]

Video of the June 23, 2018 Opening Ceremony

You can access a video of the Opening Ceremony at the City of Mississauga Facebook channel.

 

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