On Thursday, January 20, the provincial government announced outlined steps to gradually ease public health measures as of Monday, January 31, where facilities, programs and services will resume with capacity restrictions (COVID-19: latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts).
Rentals available outside public hours.
The Small Arms Inspection Building is a historic, multi-purpose building. It serves as a cultural hub for a wide range of arts and cultural programs, exhibitions and events.
Artists and community members are welcome to use the 18,000 square foot of space for free during public hours.
The Small Arms Inspection Building was designed in 1940. It was used as a large munitions plant for the Canadian Army during the Second World War until 1974.
In 2009, the building was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. In 2017, the City purchased the building to use as a cultural venue.
The City acknowledges the contributions of the Small Arms Society (SAS), a non-profit corporation and community partner. SAS helped preserve the history of the building and continues to deliver community programming.
Learn more about the history of SAIB.
This 18,000 square foot industrial space is flexible and open-concept with a capacity of 400 people. You can rent the space for many uses, including:
Rentals include the main event space and a servery area. You can also use the entrance and lobby for a coat check, reception or box office.
$1,700 daily for private rentals
$2,500 daily for commercial rentals
$255 daily subsidized rate for non-profits and activities that support arts, culture and heritage.
There are additional costs for staff and cleaning.
Click and drag on the interactive video to take a virtual tour of the Small Arms Inspection Building.
This building has ground-level, automatic entrances and designated accessible parking. There are accessible, single-user, all gender washrooms available.
There are 160 parking spots plus 9 accessible parking spots.