Category Archives: City of Saskatoon

Boarded-up Houses and Fire Dept’s report

Boarded up house photo

ATTN residents in Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn:

The following information includes the report from the Fire Department regarding boarded-up properties in neighbourhoods and the proposals being made to address the issue, along with contact information for both the City and your Community Association.
CONTACT: You can email the City with your comments and concerns at AND/OR
EMAIL your community association president Diane Bentley at BEFORE NOON on MONDAY January 13. Diane will be speaking at the Council meeting next week so any comments by email need to be sent to her by noon on Monday the 13th.
Saskatoon Fire Department – Boarded Buildings [File No. CK
A report of the Fire Chief is provided.
1) Recommendation
That the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services endorse Option 1 outlined in the January 14, 2020 report of the Fire Chief and that the Department adjust the existing inspection model to designate boarded buildings a Priority 1 concern.
2) Report and proposals made by the Fire Department:

UPDATE on 33rd Street West and Avenue D North intersection

UPDATE from City of Saskatoon:

INTERSECTION at 33rd St W and Avenue D North:

1) The good news is that we’re back on track and we expect the new traffic signals to be operational by Tuesday, June 12th.

2) Road users may notice that the operation of the new signals has been modified to improve the intersection safety. North and south approaches on Avenue D will have separate signal phases and the right-turn-on-red from Avenue D onto 33rd Street will be prohibited.

3) In addition to the signal install at 33rd Street and Avenue D, the City is in the process of installing an active pedestrian corridor at 33rd Street and Avenue C. This pedestrian device will enable pedestrians to activate a crosswalk that includes a flashing amber beacon alert for drivers. This corridor installation is expected to start within the next couple of weeks and the work will be completed by the end of June.

Update on house demolition at 1235 Avenue B North

UPDATE on partially-demolished house at 1235 Avenue B N

(Update from May 28, 2018)

” The removal of the ACM material requires an approved demolition work plan by the Ministry of Occupational Health and Safety. Due to the partially demolished structure, the Ministry has requested additional information be provided prior to the demolition proceeding. The purpose of the additional information is to ensure the structure of the building is safe for workers to enter and continue the demolition. The level of detail requested by the Ministry for this project was not expected.

The City of Saskatoon is frustrated by the continued delays this project is experiencing, however we do support and understand worker safety is a priority. We are working with the contractor and the Ministry to address the work plan and continue with the demolition. It is important to note there is no risk to the public or residents in the area. The Ministry has not raised any concerns related to public safety throughout the review process.

Demolition timelines will be updated upon receiving approval from the Ministry to proceed with the project.

Residents requesting further information may contact:
Kara Fagnou, P. Eng. | tel 306.975.3232
Director, Building Standards ”

Water Meter Upgrades coming soon

** WATER METER UPGRADES coming soon – see details below for information on how to book your appointment to help make the process go smoothly. **

Water meters will be getting upgraded in Hudson Bay Park from September 14 – October 22.

A few details:

* Water meter upgrades are necessary for your meter to work with the City’s new automated system. It is mandatory for all Saskatoon Water customers to have this upgrade.

* The new meters will be an improvement – they’ll track how much water and power you use, rather than offering an estimate which can sometimes lead to surprise ‘catch up’ bills.

To help with this you can:  Watch for a letter and sign board(s) letting you know when work will be done in your area.

NOTE: Customers must book an appointment for the technician to enter the home; someone must be at home for the appointment; appointments generally take 15-30 minutes.

– Appointments are available Monday to Saturday, with some evening appointments.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT: To book an appointment Phone: 306-986-1731 Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Leave a message after hours) E-mail Text 306-250-6008, or book one online at:

NO COST: There is no cost to the customer to have this work done.

NOTE: If you don’t make an appointment when we first come to your neighbourhood, it could be two years before we return to your area.

* We’ll also be upgrading the electrical meters, but we don’t need to get into your home to do this.

FINAL Mayfair – Kelsey Woodlawn LAP review is April 1 at 7pm

A reminder that the final Local Area Plan review meeting is Wednesday, April 1st at 7pm.

They will review all of the changes discussed at the previous three meetings, and also do some prioritizing. The LAP draft, with changes noted in red, is available at

Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn LAP Review Meeting
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
St. Michael Community School – Gymnasium

Public Service Announcement

The City of Saskatoon invites residents to participate in the third round of open public engagement for the Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan).

Public Meetings are being held at TCU Place on Tuesday, March 3rd:

Main Events – Growth Plan Focused Discussions
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East
Daytime Session: Noon to 2 p.m. OR Evening Session: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Online survey is here if you can’t make it to a meeting:

The City of Saskatoon invites residents to participate in the third round of open public engagement for the Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan).

Input is being sought on the recommended long-term plans for a new transit system with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT); a new river crossing at 33rd Street; BRT lanes on the University Bridge; and, redevelopment along major corridors like 8th Street, 22nd Street, and Preston Avenue.

The public also has an opportunity to provide feedback on the recommended implementation priorities for putting specific features of the Growth Plan in motion over the short- , medium- , and long-term.

Detailed project information and an online survey will be available at beginning Wednesday, February 25, through Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

In addition to online engagement, there are several public events being hosted for residents to learn more and provide input into the development of the Growth Plan.

Main Events – Growth Plan Focused Discussions
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TCU Place, 35 22nd Street East
Daytime Session: Noon to 2 p.m.
Evening Session: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Growth Plan Campus Consultation
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Louis’ Loft, 93 Campus Drive
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The input gathered during this round of engagement will help to develop the long-term plans for corridor redevelopment, transit, and core area bridges, as well as set the direction for an implementation plan. We will be back in the fall to share what we heard and confirm the final Growth Plan with the public.

Once complete, the Growth Plan will help to guide future infrastructure investments so residents will have more choices for how they live and move around the city as Saskatoon grows to half a million people over the next 30 to 40 years.

For more information on the Growth Plan or to sign up for project update notifications, please visit .

Saskatoon is changing. It’s how we manage change that is important. Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon is a public planning initiative to develop a Growth Plan to Half a Million that will help guide future infrastructure investments so residents will have more choices for how they live and move aro…

Tuesday, February 24 – 7pm meeting for Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn Local Area Plan (LAP)

From Konrad Andre:

Hi Everyone, a friendly reminder that our third review meeting for the Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn Local Area Plan will be held tomorrow evening:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
St. Michael Community School – Gymnasium
22 33rd Street East
7:00 PM

We will be reviewing important draft sections of the plan:
•Transit & Active Transportation
•Parks, Open Spaces, and Community Gardens
•Preserving History, Heritage and Culture
•North Downtown Master Plan & Saskatchewan Polytechnic

To view the draft sections, please visit  LAP for Mayfair and Kelsey-Woodlawn  (Scroll down the page a bit until you come to the Mayfair/Kelsey-Woodlawn LAP information)