The Small Arms Inspection Building Officially Opens in Mississauga
Mississauga – Sometimes, history can happen in the same place more than once – the Official Opening of the Small Arms Inspection Building is proof of that.
During World War II (WW II) the arsenal lands in Lakeview, which is where the Small Arms Inspection Building is located, became the site of a large munitions manufacturing plant for the Canadian Army. Small Arms Limited was known for their support of recruiting women into their workforce. Two thirds of those employed at this site were women who were given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability in a field that had traditionally been considered ‘men’s work’. This new role was instrumental in bringing forward significant change to Canada’s workforce.
The future for the Small Arms Inspection Building is as impressive as its past. Once the doors open later this month and programming officially begins this fall, the site will be transformed into the only cultural hub of its kind in Mississauga, presenting a wide range of arts and cultural programs. The venue will focus on providing an open and responsive programming model that fosters collaboration and community-building.
Small Arms Inspection Building