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“Gathering” in the Virtual

Updated: Feb 17

2021-02-12




What if we built our communities around virtual places? How CreativeHub 1352 has envisioned what gathering can look like in 2021, and beyond.


Invigorating the connection between communities and their shared places, gathering, as both an overarching idea and hands-on approach, is central in helping develop stronger, more dynamic, and inclusive communities.


The events of 2020 have only made clearer the value of gathering, placemaking, and community togetherness.


Throughout 2020 and now into the beginning of 2021, like many organizations, CreativeHub 1352 has envisioned what gathering can look like, aligning its programming towards the virtual.


What if we built our communities around virtual places?



2020 in Review


With lockdowns and social-distancing measures keeping us apart, CreativeHub 1352 continued to work across the arts, culture, heritage, and the environment in 2020 to deliver a mix of virtual and in-person programs, projects, and events that fostered collaboration, connected the community, and supported creativity, to enrich people's lives.


2020 saw 48 event and program days, 16,000 participants at public activities, and the vital support from many volunteers. The Lakeview Mitten Project in December through the kind support of many Mississauga residents we received 1,000 lbs. of food for The Compass Food Bank, and hundreds of mittens, hats and scarves delivered to 15 schools and charities in Mississauga. We worked in collaboration with the Lakeview Ratepayers’ Association, Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters Arts and Culture, ANAF Veterans-Lakeview, along with the help of City of Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko, MPP for Mississauga Lakeshore Rudy Cuzzetto, employees from FRAM+Slokker Development and the welcome support of local residents. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.

Throughout 2020, CreativeHub 1352 presented Artist Meet-Up Days, the Lakeview Farmers Market, collaborated with Centennial College Storyworks students on The Memory Kits Project, Blue Sky Theatre for the Mysteries of the Monarch Butterfly Workshop Series, with Friends of Marie Curtis Park for the 2020 Amateur Photo Contest, and more.



Plans for this year



Stories of Small Arms Ltd.

Spring, 2021


Our team has begun working on a new project, The Stories of Small Arms Ltd. And Its People, a partially live and partially pre-recorded virtual event celebrating the past, present and future heritage of The Small Arms Inspection Building, now the home of many CreativeHub 1352 initiatives.


Culminating in a virtual event taking place in the spring, Stories of Small Arms Ltd. is designed to gather the community through virtual placemaking, inspiring creativity, and celebrating the many stories tied to The Small Arms Inspection Building.



In Situ Multi Arts Festival: The Lost Museum

March 25, 27 & 28, 2021 - Launch

Ongoing throughout 2021


Since 2016, our biennial In Situ Multi Arts Festival has gathered artists and the community together. Postponed from the fall of 2020 and rescheduled for this spring, the festival has been adapted into a completely virtual, online experience.


Imaginative and immersive, the launch of the event is scheduled for March 26-27th and will be available anywhere in the country with an internet connection. Due to its virtual format Lost Museum will be an ongoing project, supporting rich content and artistic endeavours throughout the year.


Find out more here. In Situ Multi Arts Festival: The Lost Museum. For sponsorship or donation opportunities please reach out to us at info@creativehub1352.ca.


We’re also collecting the community’s opinions on how to enhance the Lost Museum online art experiences— help us by participating in a quick, anonymous survey.


We are seeking submissions from Indigenous artists responding to the Lost Museum theme. View our Artist Call Out here.


Follow The Lost Museum on Instagram and Facebook.



Centennial College Students - Winter Projects


CreativeHub 1352 has collaborated with Centennial College with award-winning educational projects for several years now.

This year is no different. We’ve been working with Centennial College and the students from Centennial College’s Museum and Cultural Management program on two compelling and innovative projects: The Memory Kit Public Education Program, and a digital storytelling app for the Arsenal Lands, Small Arms Inspection Building and immediate surrounding area of Lakeview.

Both projects will be used for public education of the local heritage.



Local Engagement Initiative for Older and Mature Adults

Spring, 2021



Join us for a series of FREE online programs focused on creative expression, social connection, and overall wellness for adults aged 55+. Develop mobility, coordination, and strength in Mindful Movement; learn how to turn a block of clay into artistic and functional pieces in Ceramic Arts; and delve into the stories and history of the Small Arms Inspection Building and site in the Cultural Heritage Learning Series.

All programs will be held on a ZOOM platform. For more information, click here.



Do You Have a Green Thumb?


Or maybe you just like to be in the outdoors and enjoy helping out. We are looking for passionate volunteers interested in supporting our environmental and garden activities at the Small Arms Inspection Building site. We maintain flower garden beds, pollinator and veggie plots and support environmental education and learning opportunities. Sign up as a volunteer here or share ideas with us at info@creativehub1352.ca.





Add to your Calendar


With 2021 comes the possibility of more in-person public programming. Planning is well underway for programs this year and we’ll monitor and adapt our events and activities based on the health guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.


We’re looking forward to more outreach programs, the opening of the Lakeview Farmers Market in May, the Creative Craft Beer Festival in June, July’s Summer Arts Workshops, the Mississauga Tree Festival in December, as well as our other environmental projects.


Stay tuned for more info on upcoming programming by looking out for our newsletter and following CreativeHub 1352 on social media.



Support Us


With 2021 comes the possibility of more in-person public programming. Planning is well underway for programs this year and we’ll monitor and adapt our events and activities based on the health guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re looking forward to more outreach programs, the opening of the Lakeview Farmers Market in May, the Creative Craft Beer Festival in June, July’s Summer Arts Workshops, the Mississauga Tree Festival in December, as well as our other environmental projects.

Stay tuned for more info on upcoming programming by looking out for our newsletter and following CreativeHub 1352 on social media.

Please consider becoming a volunteer or supporting us through our donation. Your support enables us to offer rich and engaging activities at the Small Arms Inspection Building.



Produced by CreativeHub 1352, Communications - Meredith Wood, Media and Digital Coordinator


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