Category Archives: Civics

Listen & learn more about safety issues in the neighbourhood

Listen and learn more about what is going on in your neighbourhood and surrounding neighbourhoods regarding safety. Your community association along with neighbouring community associations are taking steps to address problems with community safety.

Part 2 of Civically Speaking with host Lenore Swystun speaking with your HBPMKW (Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey Woodlawn) community association president Diane Bentley and Caswell Hill Safety Committee’s Ian Roach.
From Civically Speaking radio host Lenore Swystun:
” In this Part 2 of a 2 part conversation we dive in deeper with some examples of property maintenance, responses by the Police to 911 calls, what community and individuals can do in their communities and more. Thank you Diane and Ian for your sharings.
A link I promised listening readers is a contact for SCAN If you have a concern about a property in your neighbourhood, for your own safety you should not attempt to investigate on your own, or approach anyone on the property. SCAN enables you to share your concern confidentially with investigators who will follow up on your concerns.
You can contact a SCAN (Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods) Investigation Unit by phone or by submitting the report form provided below. The information you provide is confidential, and you will not be involved in any investigative or court proceedings that may result from your report. No one involved with SCAN can disclose your identity without your consent, and the information you provide cannot be used in a way that would disclose your identity.
or call 1-855-933-6411 “

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:

Community Safety Info Night in nearby Mount Royal neighbourhood


No photo description available.

Sharing news about a community safety info night in nearby Mount Royal neighbourhood. Anyone from Hudson Bay Park, Mayfair and Kelsey Woodlawn is also welcome to attend.

Guest speakers are Inspector Wayne Roger from the Saskatoon Fire Department, who will talk about boarded up buildings, and Inspector Cameron McBride from the Central Division of the Saskatoon Police Service. There will be time for people to ask questions too.

The Hudson Bay Park/Mayfair/Kelsey Woodlawn Community Association is also connecting with City Council at council’s January 14th meeting to address boarded up homes in our 3 neighbourhoods.

Public information session for proposed brew pub at Zervos Tavern, 1605 33rd Street West

There will be a come-and-go public information session regarding a proposed brew pub at 1605 33rd Street West (Zervos Tavern). It will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 7 pm – 8:30 pm in the library of Henry Kelsey School, 16 Valens Drive. Members of the public are welcome to attend.  The applicant will be at the session to answer any questions.

2019 zervos brew pub proposal and meeting

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 ”

Citizen Patrol Information Meeting

What: A presentation about the Citizen Patrol will be held in the Community Room at the police station. Residents are encouraged to attend, especially if patrolling is something you would like to do.

Who: Hosted by the Hudson Bay Park / Mayfair / Kelsey-Woodlawn Community Association.  You are invited to attend if you live in any of our 3 neighbourhoods and would like information about what Citizen Patrol is and how you can help form one in the community.

Where: In the Community Room at Saskatoon Police Services, 76 – 25th Street East

When: Wednesday, August 30 from 7 PM – 9 PM


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…

Missed the Hudson Bay Park Traffic Review meeting on April 30th?

If you were unable to attend the Hudson Bay Park Traffic Review meeting on April 30th, or want to add a comment or concern that you were unable to address at the meeting, please contact Traffic Safety Engineer, Justine Nyen:

Justine Nyen, Traffic Safety Engineer
Transportation, Transportation & Utilities Dept.
Ph: (306) 975-2454

The meeting minutes can be found here:

Public Meeting – Traffic Review for Hudson Bay Park


Hudson Bay Park Neighbourhood Traffic Review
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Henry Kelsey School
16 Valens Drive

Residents of the Hudson Bay Park neighbourhood are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss traffic concerns in their area. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation Division.

A presentation will be made providing background information on the City’s Traffic Management Program, as well as previously identified traffic concerns in the Hudson Bay Park neighbourhood. The presentation will be followed by a small group workshop to identify solutions to current concerns and other traffic issues, and a question and answer session.

The Transportation Division will use the feedback received during the meeting to conduct appropriate traffic counts and studies and to develop an area-wide traffic plan for the Hudson Bay Park neighbourhood, which will be presented back to the neighbourhood in late 2014.