April 6: The Small Arms Building’s Sledgehammer Ceremony

Photography by Annie Seip

On April 6, the demolition/restoration of the historic Small Arms Building began with Habitat for Humanity leading the forefront of this endeavor.

The aim is to demolish the main hall to open up the space in order to create spaces that the community can use all year round.

The Small Arms building has a rich, historic background dating back to 1940. In 2008, it was threatened by demolition and in 2009, the City of Mississauga designated it a historical structure under the Ontario Heritage At. Since 2008, the community, Ward 1 and the Small Arms Society and the TRCA have been putting into motion the restoration concept of the building so that it can once again be occupied and serve its community.

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