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Title: Water Tower on Former Arsenal Lands
Identifier: SK0074
Date of Original Photo: Spring 1999
Image Type: Col Photo, 15x10 cm
Subject: Munitions - Ontario - Mississauga
Donor: Alan Skeoch
Location: Marie Curtis Park

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Description: This water tower stands as a marker for Canada Small Arms Limited, a plant that produced 9mm barrelled Sten Guns, Mark 1 Lee Enfield Rifles, pistols and machine guns during World War II. Marie Curtis Park is situated on Lake Ontario on both sides of Etobicoke Creek. It was created in 1954 after high flood waters due to Hurricane Hazel devastated a number of properties. Some of the public parkland was purchased by the former Village of Long Branch, Metropolitan Toronto and the Province of Ontario. An additional gift of land from the Canadian Arsenals property was added. The park was named after Marie Curtis, a former Reeve of the Village of Long Branch and a member of Metro Council.
Agency: Mississauga Library System