Small Arms Inspection Building North End Revitalization

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The Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) has been part of the Lakeview community since 1939. The City of Mississauga opened the south portion of the building in 2018 to serve as a community cultural hub. It offers 18,000 square feet of flexible, open concept space available for shared use during public hours and is available as a rental space. The south portion is ideal for events, exhibitions, workshops, performances, meetings, festivals, and more.

Now, the City of Mississauga is conducting a feasibility study that will set a vision and plan for the rehabilitation of the north side of the building comprised of 24,000 sq ft of space.


Project Update

Thank you to everyone that participated in the first phase of SAIB North End Revitalization Project. Over 370 community members and businesses participated in 2 surveys and over 30 virtual meetings were held with organizations, arts groups and local businesses. The SAIB Stakeholder Consultation Report and the SAIB Market Assessment Report are now available for review. The data collected in these two reports will be used to determine uses of space within the north building.

We’ve heard that there is a strong desire for SAIB to remain focused on arts, culture and heritage. It is also important to look at the future needs of the Lakeview community and surrounding area as it grows significantly in the next five to ten years. Decisions on use will be based on a variety of factors that include listening to the community, proactively planning for future growth and ensuring the vision and plan for the building is financially sustainable.


Your Opinion Matters

Due to COVID-19, the City has postponed in-person public engagement activities based on public health recommendations and the need for physical distancing. Your feedback matters and the City is seeking help to understand what amenities you want to see prioritized in the revitalization of SAIB through an online survey that is now closed. City staff will continue to engage with the public to confirm the findings of the feedback and ensure the building meets community needs.

Use the Q & A feature below if you have immediate questions about the project. To stay informed about this project, please use the subscribe function above to receive project updates.



The Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) has been part of the Lakeview community since 1939. The City of Mississauga opened the south portion of the building in 2018 to serve as a community cultural hub. It offers 18,000 square feet of flexible, open concept space available for shared use during public hours and is available as a rental space. The south portion is ideal for events, exhibitions, workshops, performances, meetings, festivals, and more.

Now, the City of Mississauga is conducting a feasibility study that will set a vision and plan for the rehabilitation of the north side of the building comprised of 24,000 sq ft of space.


Project Update

Thank you to everyone that participated in the first phase of SAIB North End Revitalization Project. Over 370 community members and businesses participated in 2 surveys and over 30 virtual meetings were held with organizations, arts groups and local businesses. The SAIB Stakeholder Consultation Report and the SAIB Market Assessment Report are now available for review. The data collected in these two reports will be used to determine uses of space within the north building.

We’ve heard that there is a strong desire for SAIB to remain focused on arts, culture and heritage. It is also important to look at the future needs of the Lakeview community and surrounding area as it grows significantly in the next five to ten years. Decisions on use will be based on a variety of factors that include listening to the community, proactively planning for future growth and ensuring the vision and plan for the building is financially sustainable.


Your Opinion Matters

Due to COVID-19, the City has postponed in-person public engagement activities based on public health recommendations and the need for physical distancing. Your feedback matters and the City is seeking help to understand what amenities you want to see prioritized in the revitalization of SAIB through an online survey that is now closed. City staff will continue to engage with the public to confirm the findings of the feedback and ensure the building meets community needs.

Use the Q & A feature below if you have immediate questions about the project. To stay informed about this project, please use the subscribe function above to receive project updates.


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    How would be doing the renovations, and is the City going to put out a Request for Tenders outside the City Contractors?

    Kandy asked 3 months ago

    When we reach the point where we have an approved plan with funding in place, the City will issue a tender for construction.