CreativeHub 1352's Story
The Small Arms Inspection Building is a compelling, light-filled WWII heritage building with an essential connection to parkland, conservation lands, the waterfront, trails, and neighbourhood.
This historical and cultural landmark was saved from intended demolition through the efforts of CreativeHub 1352, a non-profit, charitable, community-driven organization. As a result, the City of Mississauga designated the property under the Ontario Heritage Act in 2009, who then acquired and began the restoration of the building in the spring of 2017. The Small Arms Inspection Building is owned and operated by the City of Mississauga.
CreativeHub 1352, previously Small Arms Society, is a charitable non-profit organization which exists for the advancement of Mississauga’s community cultural development through the arts, heritage, and environmental sciences.
Working with community partners, CreativeHub 1352 fosters year-round creative multidisciplinary programming for the benefit of the Mississauga community. Through collaboration with the City of Mississauga, we are a key stakeholder in the reuse and programming of the Small Arms Inspection Building as a creative hub.
Photo by Bill Soper
CreativeHub 1352 wishes to acknowledge and honour the land upon which the Small Arms Inspection Building is situated as the historical and traditional territory of First Nation peoples. We recognize and thank the Anishinabek (Ojibway), Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Métis and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for their stewardship of these lands over millennia and are grateful to have the opportunity to work here and continue to honour the heritage and build community on this territory.
CreativeHub 1352 is committed to ensuring that its internal policies and practices are free of barriers, emphasize the value of diversity, and promote full participation to ensure dignity, respect, and equal access for volunteers, participants, staff and residents. Through our processes and practices, we are working to eliminate barriers for people who are usually underrepresented in Canada’s workforce – Aboriginal people, those of the LGBTQ2S+ community, people with disabilities, racialized persons, and women.