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At November 2017 Small Arms Society meeting, Jim Tovey outlines January 2018 “Morphology” exhibit – YouTube video

Updates A Jan. 19, 2018 article is entitled: “Jim Tovey’s audacious dreams kept coming true: An irrepressible spirit, an irreplaceable man, says John Stewart.” James Michael Tovey Obituary: Jan. 20, 2018 Toronto Star Other YouTube videos of interest: Remembering Jim Tovey Jim Tovey, Mississauga Visionary. LAKEVIEW LEGACY PROJECT February 27 2008 An April 2012 […]


Happy Holiday Wishes and a Grateful Thank you – Message from Diane LaPointe-Kay, president, Small Arms Society, Mississauga

The following message is from Diane LaPointe-Kay of the Small Arms Society: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT The incredible story of the historic WWll Small Arms Building at 1352 Lakeshore Road, Mississauga brings together so many people whose lives would not have otherwise intersected. Thanks to the dedicated work of a number of driven and committed […]


Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers – July 25, 2017 Toronto Star

A July 25, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Developers learning heritage buildings can be money-makers: Hume: The Great Hall at Queen and Dovercourt was a mess until someone recognized its architectural, cultural, social and economic value.” I learned of the article from a tweet by Ken Greenberg @KGreenbergTO Previous posts, at the Preserved Stories […]


Seeking information: Wartime and postwar housing at Small Arms Ltd. in Lakeview and elsewhere

Please note that subsequent posts include: Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957 Ted Long shares photos from the Long Branch army camp in the 1950s; with comments from Ted Long & Garry Burke Life at the Long Branch Army Camp, long, long ago! […]


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

This post – along with future posts featuring interviews that I recorded on Aug. 25, 2016 – is concerned with an impressive, engaging 3-minute YouTube video about the Small Arms Ltd. munitions factory that was located in Lakeview, Mississauga just west of Long Branch during the Second World War. The Small Arms Building along with a […]


Small Arms Society Update – We Need Your Help – Message from Diane LaPointe-Kay, President, Small Arms Society

Click here for previous posts regarding the Small Arms Society > I am pleased to have the opportunity to share with you the following message from Diane LaPointe-Kay, President, Small Arms Society: Dear Friends of the Small Arms Building, On Wednesday June 15th, at the City of Mississauga – General Committee, the Mayor and Members of Council […]


As we remember #DDay, here’s a scene from the #SmallArms factory in #MississaugaLakeshore. We thank all who served! ( Sven Spengemann @SvenTrueNorth)

Sven Spengemann @SvenTrueNorth has posted the following tweet (with photo) As we remember #DDay, here’s a scene from the #SmallArms factory in #MississaugaLakeshore. We thank all who served! Small Arms Building (click on photos to enlarge them; click again to enlarge them further) Click here to access previous Small Arms posts >  


Thanks from Jim Tovey for volunteers who made May 28, 2016 Small Arms Jane’s Walk a terrific event

At the Gabriella Bank Facebook page featuring the photo, Jim Tovey has commented: Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted in a terrific Janes Walk, Small Arms Society, Jaan Hendrik Pill, Lee Tovey, Diane LaPointe-Kay and Gabriella Bank for the beautiful photography. Several former WW II workers were also in attendance to tell their […]