The Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) 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 Creative Hub 1352, a non-profit, 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.
Together, we have been working with the City to represent the community in championing the preservation and adaptive reuse of the property. We initiated Creative Hub 1352 to provide an exciting space for individuals to connect, collaborate, and create within the building.
Come immerse yourself in the exciting opportunities that this beautifully reimagined space has to offer.
Artist: Vanessa Logan. Photo by Artist.
This is the chance to get your hands dirty, all for a good cause that directly benefits you and the community. Become an event-specific or ongoing volunteer to contribute to the transformation of the Creative Hub!
Photo by Bill Soper
Creative Hub 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.
Creative Hub 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 LGBTTQ2+ community, people with disabilities, racialized persons, and women.