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An empty industrial space that’s lined with high windows and bright ceiling lights.

Please note the Small Arms Inspection Building will be closed for public hours on the following dates:

June 27, 2024
July 1 – September 30, 2024

Venue information

Enjoy a wide range of arts and culture programming, exhibitions and events at the Small Arms Inspection Building. As a creative hub, artists and community members are welcome to use the space for free during public hours.

Getting here

Small Arms Inspection Building is located on Lakeshore Road East, near the border between Mississauga and Etobicoke. It’s conveniently located on the MiWay 5 Dixie and 23 Lakeshore bus routes and within a 10-minute walk from the Long Branch GO Station on the eastern border of the Mississauga waterfront.


Today's Hours
Small Arms Inspection Building
Today's Hours
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rentals available outside regular public hours.


Free parking is available on the east side of the building. The parking lot can accommodate up to 160 vehicles with nine spots designated for accessible parking.

Bike racks are available outside of the main entrance.


Small Arms Inspection Building has a ground-level entrance with automatic doors. There are accessible, single-user, all-gender washrooms with baby changing stations available inside the building.


Experience Small Arms Inspection Building and learn more about its history and features by taking this immersive, 3D virtual tour.

Small Arms Inspection Building is open to the public during the day as a space to gather, drop-in and meet. Shared space is available on a first-come first-served basis and bookings are not required.

You are invited to:

  • Enjoy open access to an 18,000 square foot space
  • Create, innovate, share and collaborate
  • Participate in programs and events
  • Stay connected with free Wi-Fi
  • Meet up or work on solo projects in our community living room
  • Learn about the building’s history
  • View art exhibitions on display free of charge
  • Explore the grounds and walk the waterfront trail


Experience the City’s public art collection with Orchard by Diane Borsato, a work of public land art at Small Arms Inspection Building.


Venue guidelines

To ensure all visitors to the Small Arms Inspection Building are able to enjoy their experience, please review and keep in mind these rules and procedures that apply for all uses of the space.

Small Arms Inspection Building

905-615-3200 ext. 8446