The story of the repurposing of the Small Arms (Inspection) Building in Mississauga is among the most inspiring stories that I ever came across during the twenty-one years I lived next door to Mississauga in Long Branch (south Etobicoke). What an incredible story – starting with how, at the last minute, the building was saved (2008) from demolition!
The following message is from the Small Arms Society <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
We’re seeking artifacts and stories about experiences in the Small Arms Inspection Building in WW2 for historical documentation.
Centennial College Museum & Cultural Management students partnered with SAS on a research project that is digging into the rich history of Small Arms Ltd. in World War ll. From January 9th to April 3rd 2019, students will conduct interviews and research history of the workers, women in the workforce, weekend recreation, as well as factory work.
This research will strengthen our community’s understanding of the social history of the Small Arms Inspection Building, while simultaneously promoting the preservation of the site’s cultural heritage.
Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!
Community Awareness and Outreach
The Small Arms Society
Small Arms Society
1352 Lakeshore Rd E
Mississaugaa, Ontario L5E 1E9 Canada