Back to the 40's 75th Anniversary of the Small Arms Inspection Building


Small Arms Inspection Building

1352 Lake Shore Rd East
Mississauga, Ontario

Celebrate the Small Arms Ltd. workers and the local community who supported WWII on the home front! The Small Arms Society(SAS) is hosting a "back to the 40's" event, to celebrate the 14,000 women and men who worked at the Small Arms Ltd. site from 1940-1946. Over two-thirds of the workforce were women who played a vital role in supporting the Canadian military efforts during WWII. Event is free, get your tickets on Eventbrite.

  • Dress-up in your 1940’s finest or as a Small Arms Ltd. factory worker. Check out our website to get the look. 
  • Enjoy a 1940’s cafe experience at the Brant Street Cafe with tea, refreshments, homemade baked goodies and more.
  • Music and dancing were a big part of the social life in the 1940’s. Enjoy re-enactments, big band music, dancing, swing dance lessons, singing and more.
  • Learn about the history of the Small Arms Inspection Building and site along with Victory Bond celebrations and activities of 1944. Exhibits and artifacts will be on display in collaboration with Centennial College - Museum and Culture Management program. 

Official Ceremony - 1:30 p.m. 

Location:Small Arms Inspection Building 

1352 Lakeshore Rd. East 

Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9

FREE tickets:

Dress Code: 
Casual or dress up in your 1940's finest! 

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