Small Arms Inspection Building

1352 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga ON
L5E 1E9

Tues – Sun | 10am – 6pm
Mon | Closed

  • Accessibility

    Accessible entrance, washrooms, and parking
    AODA compliant building

  • Getting There

    Parking: Free, on-site parking

    TTC: Near 501 Queen Streetcar

    Other Transit: Short walk from Long Branch GO Station

About Small Arms Inspection Building

Inside view of Small Arms Inspection Building

Small Arms Inspection Building was originally part of a large munitions plant built in 1940 before it was acquired and renovated as an art centre by the City of Mississauga in 2018. With its female dominated workforce, Small Arms Limited manufactured thousands of rifles daily for the Canadian and Allied forces in WWII. In 1990, the TRCA conducted an environmental audit of the site, revealing the presence of polychlorinated biphenyl, volatile organic compounds, and combustible gases across nineteen acres. More than 70,000 tons of contaminated radioactive soil was removed to eventually transform the Arsenal Lands into a park.

Food and Drink:
La Crema Cafe & Newcomer Kitchen have partnered to serve healthy fair-trade products at SAIB during the Toronto Biennial of Art. Come by from now until June 5 from Tuesday to Sunday, open 10am to 2pm!

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