Small Arms Inspection Building Re-opens – July 3, 2018 Mississauga News article

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

A July 3, 2018 Mississauga News article is entitled: “Small Arms Inspection Building Re-opens.”

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

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

Click here for previous posts about the Small Arms Inspection Building >

What a great story (see link in first sentence at this post)!

I am hugely impressed. This is a historically significant building that was saved from demolition in 2008, when an attentive citizen, driving her daughter to a nearby GO station, noticed a demolition company truck at the site.

Councillor Jim Tovey, Oct. 11, 2017. Jaan Pill photo

Councillor Jim Tovey speaking at Oct. 11, 2017 AGM of the Lakeview Ratepayers Association. Jaan Pill photo

Jim Tovey, at that time president of the Lakeview Ratepayers Association was alerted. He knew who to call! The planned demolition was halted at once. This is an awesome story.

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

I am so pleased I’ve had the opportunity to document the Small Arms Inspection Building story, starting from the time that I first attended an Open House at the building, and met Jim Tovey for the first time. That would have been a few years after 2008.

Recent previous posts about the Official Opening of the Small Arms Inspection Building include:

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

With thanks to Dave Cook, Jim Tovey’s name is listed on the Smalls Arms Inspection Building plaque

 

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