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Aerial view of Southdown Industrial Area


Southdown Industrial Area

Over the course of ten days, the Southdown Industrial Area in Mississauga is transformed into a site-specific contemporary art exhibition with commissioned works by Canadian and international artists. Bordered by Clarkson to the north and Lake Ontario to the south, this complex 1.5km2 area features an oil and lubricants refinery, a carbon dioxide production facility, a nursery, heritage sites, brownfields, commercial transport hubs, a wastewater treatment plant, a cement plant, a gypsum pier, a rail line, a hazardous waste management facility, fields of phragmites, a fruit distribution centre, an abandoned paint and resin plant, a working hay farm, a radio transmission field, among others. These are in addition to the popular recreational sites of the Petro Canada Park and Cricket Ground and Lakeside Park, with its Cobble Beach comprised of the remnants of buried clay pipes from the National Sewer Pipe Company, increasingly exposed as the shoreline and bank erodes.