About Projects

Projects are a collection of communication elements on this site and allow Shaping Saskatoon to gather public input using a variety of channels - Forums, Discussions, Meetings, and Surveys. Weigh-in on a larger initiative in your community by participating in an online Project.

The development of the Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan) for the City of Saskatoon is nearing completion!

In advance of requesting a final decision on the Growth Plan, the Administration will be presenting the key directions of the Growth Plan’s major initiatives at a public Growth Plan Summit event as part of City Council’s Governance and Priorities Committee meeting on March 14, 2016.

Along with presentations from the Administration on the major initiatives, the Summit will also include a presentation by Mr. Jarrett Walker, author of the book Human Transit, regarding transit planning principles and the recommendations for Saskatoon Transit included in the Growth Plan. Following these topics, stakeholders and members of the public will be invited to provide comments on the Growth Plan to Committee.

Growth Plan Summit at Governance and Priorities Committee
March 14, 2016

City Council Chambers
2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (presentations)
6:45 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (public comments)

For more information, visit growingfwd.ca

The City of Saskatoon Recreation & Sport Division invites residents to share their opinions, perceptions and expectations of the City’s seven indoor Leisure Centres (Cosmo Civic Centre, Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre, Fitness Circuit & Terry Fox Track, Lakewood Civic Centre, Lawson Civic Centre, Saskatoon Field House and Shaw Centre).

The information gathered will assist in future planning of Leisure Centre offerings.

Click here to contribute your feedback (http://surveys.praxis-analytics.ca/s/lc/) and complete the 12 to 18 minute questionnaire. Those who participate will be entered into a draw for $2,500 worth of prizes such as iPad minis and cash cards.*

If you do not have internet access, please contact Fast Consulting at 306-956-3070 ext. 235 to complete the survey over the phone.

NOTE: The City of Saskatoon has hired Fast Consulting to administer this research project. For more information about the study, please contact Fast Consulting at 306-956-3070 ext. 235.

*Only one entry per person. Must be 16 years of age or older to participate in the survey.

The City is looking at ways to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow along 33rd Street West, between Idylwyld Drive and Confederation Drive.

A survey was mailed to all residents living along this portion of 33rd Street West, asking for comments. We know these possible changes to your neighbourhood are important to you. If you did not participate in the survey you can still give us your feedback.

Two public Neighbourhood Traffic Management meetings are scheduled in April:

Caswell Hill: April 1, 2014 at Caswell Community School, 7:00-9:00 pm

Hudson Bay Park: April 30, 2014 at Ecole Henry Kelsey School, 7:00-9:00 pm

Everyone is welcome!

The meetings include a presentation about neighbourhood-wide traffic concerns followed by group discussion to involve you in finding solutions. We will include specific information about proposed changes to 33rd Street West. You will have an opportunity to discuss these changes and provide feedback.

All feedback will be included in the neighbourhood-wide traffic plan and specific feedback about 33rd Street West will also be included in a separate report for this project. There will be a second public meeting in fall 2014 to present the plans and gather further feedback, before any changes are made.

Neighbourhood Traffic Management reviews are a new process adopted by Council in 2013 as a way to involve the community in solutions to address traffic concerns throughout your neighbourhood.

If you cannot attend one of the meetings, there will be a chance add your comments to this webpage from April 1 to June 1.

You can also comment on related discussions on this website:

Caswell Hill Neighbourhood Traffic Review Discussion: April 1 to June 1.

Hudson Bay Park Traffic Review Discussion: April 30 to June 1.

For more information, please contact:
Shirley Matt, Traffic Management Engineer
email: Shirley.Matt@saskatoon.ca

Garage and garden suites are small standalone dwelling units constructed in conjunction with a detached garage, or as an accessory structure. The suites are part of the Neighbourhood Level Infill Development Strategy.

This Strategy works to ensure that the distinctive development patterns and historic characteristics of pre-war and post-war neighbourhoods are maintained. It proposes regulatory amendments that will help to minimize massing of new developments, regulate infill lot grading, address parking concerns, and protect the streetscape.

The Strategy recommends development of garden and garage suites.

Proposed regulations for garden and garage suites will be presented at a come-and-go Open House on: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Frances Morrison Library (Room 3 – Lower Level)

The following information will be provided at the Open House:

• Development standards

• Design Guidelines

• Building Code requirements

• The approval process

Staff will be in attendance to answer questions and materials will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Background and information materials will also be available on the City of Saskatoon website following the workshop. (www.saskatoon.ca and click on “I” for Infill Development Strategy.)

For more information, please contact: Paula Kotasek-Toth, Planning and Development Division
City of Saskatoon, Community Services Department,
Phone: 975-7621 or email: paula.kotasek@saskatoon.ca

In 2013, Saskatoon Transit heard from transit riders that they were concerned they had not had the opportunity to provide input into the yearly review before the changes were implemented. In response to this feedback, Saskatoon Transit is introducing a new process to give riders an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes. This is your opportunity to have your say and directly impact the final proposal that will be put forward to City Council.

The 2014 Route Enhancements are based on the key principles of:

• Addressing routes which currently have reliability and capacity issues.
• Streamlining routes so they are more direct and may reduce trip time.
• Adjusting routes to better reflect residents trip needs.
• Increasing service frequency in some areas where passenger numbers are high.
• Adding new services to address new neighbourhoods and provide more efficient and desirable service in existing neighbourhoods.
• Changes that are in line with the principles of the Growing Forward! future transit plan.

The proposed changes for 2014 include adjustments to Routes 1, 3, 4, 5, 11, 14, 21, 22, 23 and 25.

Three new services will be introduced including Route 26, a limited stop service from Fairhaven to downtown and the University and a neighbourhood service for Rosewood.

Residents in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 will be affected by these adjustments. All proposed changes address issues that riders have brought forward about current services.
A more detailed overview of the proposed changes is contained in this proposal document.

You have several opportunities to provide us with your feedback, attend one of our Open House Feedback sessions on March 11th and 12th open house information here or fill out the online survey.

The future elementary schools in Saskatoon will be an exciting new opportunity for learning and community-based recreation. The City of Saskatoon wishes to provide residents with information on the possibilities for new community spaces and access to schools in the neighbourhoods of Hampton Village, Stonebridge, Rosewood and Evergreen which were made possible by the Community Centre Levy collected through new lot sales.

The City, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Saskatoon Public Schools and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, invites you to come and learn more about the new schools, see models and have an opportunity to ask all of your questions and provide your thoughts. For those who cannot make the first presentation, it will be repeated a second time later in the evening.

Public Information Meeting - Community Spaces and Access

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Council Chambers, City Hall, 222 Third Avenue North
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

5:30 Presentation and Ask Your Questions
7:30 Repeat Presentation and Ask Your Questions

For more information, please contact:
Kara Lackie, Open Space Consultant
Community Services, City of Saskatoon
Ph. 306-975-3485 email: kara.lackie@saskatoon.ca

The City of Saskatoon is nearing completion of the North Downtown Master Plan which will guide development of this exciting new neighborhood in the heart of the city. A draft final plan and next steps were presented at a public open house on June 11.

Civic staff and the Design Consultant were in attendance to answer questions and listen to and record feedback. A summary of feedback is attached below. 

Check out the plan and presentations here. 

For more information, contact:
Jeanna South, Special Projects Manager, City of Saskatoon
Ph: 306-657-8551
Email: jeanna.south@saskatoon.ca

We want to hear from you! Did you like the event? Would you like more events like this in the future? Please fill out the short survey below.

We had a great turn out at the first Dog Day of Summer pooch swim at Mayfair Outdoor Pool on August 25!

Thanks to everyone who made the event a success!

Event information: 

Service dogs welcome between 2-4 p.m.
All dogs welcome from 5-7 p.m. 

Your dog must be well-socialized, vaccinated and licensed in Saskatoon. You can purchase a license at the time of entry. The Saskatoon SPCA will host a BBQ fundraiser, including snow cones for your dog.

The event is planned for the day after the pool closes for the season. No human swimming will be premitted. Participation is at your and your dog's own risk.

For more information on the event or animal Services, please visit our website.

Project: Dog Parks

Dog Parks are naturalized spaces that provide exercise and socializing opportunities for dogs and people. Licenced dogs are legally permitted to be off-leash, while still under the control of their handler. 

There are currently 7 dog parks in Saskatoon, with an eighth opening May 2015 in Hyde Park. 

We'll post information here about new Dog Park applications and projects:

How to Request a Dog Park in your Neighbourhood

  • Establish a Dog Park Ambassador group. This group should consist of a minimum of five members.
  • Once your Neighbourhood Dog Park Ambassador group is established you can contact the Animal Services Open Space Consultant for a copy of and to review the Dog Park Application.
  • Applications for Dog Parks are due by May 1 of each year.
  • The City will review each application and determine if the site is available for the use of a Dog Park.

Dog Park Updates

The new Dog Park located in Hyde Park is now open! This is a 4.1 Naturalized space located in the Rosewood Neighbourhood. It is located off Boychuck Dr. and Slimmon Rd.  This will be the closest alternate Dog Park for residents in the vicinity of Briarwood Dog Park. A complete listing of available Dog Parks can be found on the map. 

HYDE PARK UPDATE: Since the park has opened at the beginning of June there has been an influx of concern over the gateless entry.  Animal Services will be looking into the cost and timeline of adding gates at this location, and moving towards implementing a gateless entry strategy at a more suitable location.  Animal Services is also in the process of installing grates over the culvert entrance to prevent animals from entering. 

Brighton Dog Park Development
The City of Saskatoon Recreation and Sport Division has identified a District Park within the Brighton neighbourhood for the development of a new Dog Park. This development will take place as construction allows.

Closure of the Briarwood Dog Park
The Briarwood Dog Park was permanently closed April 30, 2015 due to the preparatory site development for the Brighton neighbourhood. Construction crews have started development in controlled areas of the site since early Spring and the construction of new homes is anticipated to begin in early 2016.

UPDATE: City Council approved a concept plan for the Pierre Radisson Dog Park at the May 25, 2015 Council Meeting. Refer to the attachments below for park location and concept plan details.

This park is being proposed as part of an application process through the Dog Park Program Plan. The proposal is for a neighbourhood Dog Park within Pierre Radisson District Park located between 32nd and 33rd Street. 

A public meeting was held in February 2015 to discuss the proposed Pierre Radisson Dog Park. At the meeting City of Saskatoon staff reviewed the process for developing Dog Parks within the city, answered questions and gathered feedback from residents. Four concept plans for the proposed Pierre Radisson Dog Park were presented, with the attached concept plan as the approved option.

Thank you for providing your feedback at the meeting or through our online survey. Your feedback will be used in planning and evaluating Pierre Radisson Dog Park and future dog park options.

For more information please contact:
Chelsie Schafer, Open Space Consultant



The Caswell Hill Dog Park was extablished as a two-year trial project. Throughout this time, we'll survey residents and pet owners to gather feedback about level of use, perception, and support for the park and to see if there are changes over time. The information gathered will be used for this trial and in planning future Dog Parks.

The survey will be open the following months. So check back here to have your say!

  • April 2015
  • July 2015
  • October 2015
  • January 2016
  • April 2016
  • July 2016
  • October 2016

For more information please contact:
Chelsie Schafer, Open Space Consultant

A Public Open House to discuss the proposed recommendations from the draft Comprehensive Downtown Parking Strategy was held on Monday, March 7, 2016 at TCU Place.

The purpose of the Comprehensive Downtown Parking Strategy is to develop a long-term plan that will provide for an appropriate supply of parking in the Downtown and adjacent commercial areas of Broadway Avenue and Riversdale.

 Draft Comprehensive Downtown Parking Strategy

The City of Saskatoon, along with consulting team led by BA Group and CIMA+ Engineering, have completed the draft of the Comprehensive Downtown Parking Strategy.  The strategy was developed based on input from the community, a thorough examination of our parking conditions and an understanding of our future parking needs.

Before the strategy is finalized, the project team would like to present the key recommendations and ask for your input on the proposed directions.  City staff and the lead consultant will be available discuss the proposed strategy and to gather your thoughts on the proposed recommendations.

Your input is important and will help us to prepare the parking plan that will support Saskatoon’s Downtown and key corridors as we grow to a population of 500,000. 

For questions or to provide comments by email or phone, contact:
Paul Whitenect, Senior Planner
Neighbourhood Planning Section, City of Saskatoon

Let's Walk and Roll, Saskatoon!

As part of the Growth Plan to Half a Million, the City of Saskatoon is developing an Active Transportation Plan – a first for our community!

Since Spring 2015, thousands of residents have helped create a draft plan that will shape improvements to walking, biking and other forms of active transportation in Saskatoon over the next 30 to 40 years.

Now, we want your feedback on how the active transportation network, support programs and policies should be improved in the short-, medium- and long-term.  Share your priorities for improving active transportation through our interactive online survey - available until Feburary 14, 2016.

If you'd like to learn more or get involved:

Vist: www.growingfwd.ca/activetransportation

Email: growingfwd@sasktoon.ca 

Follow: #yxewalkroll   


From approximately May to October crews across the city improve our roadways, bridges, and water and sewer systems to meet the needs of a growing Saskatoon.

Is construction happening on your street? Take our survey and give us your feedback!

For more information on constructin projects visit Saskatoon.ca

One of the unique features of the Montgomery Place neighbourhood is the network of ditches that line the streets to collect water. It not only contributes to the rural community charm of the neighbourhood, but also helps protect yards and property from flooding during heavy rain and melting snow.

For the drainage system to work properly, it is the responsibility of each home owner to keep a clear path for the flow of water along the front of the property. Existing and new driveway crossings must follow the guidelines and standards under a Private Driveway Crossing Permit.

Learn more in person!

City Storm Water Engineer Lowell Reinhart talks about ditches and culverts in your neighbourhood, and what you need to know about driveway crossings at the next Montgomery Place Local Area Plan meeting (note change of location):

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.
St. David's Trinity United Church - downstairs
3318 Merritt Street

A Private Driveway Crossing Permit is required for construction of any driveway or landscaping project that crosses over the public right of way, including ditches, sidewalks and curbs (The Private Crossing Bylaw).  The application process is quick and can protect you from expensive changes later on.

To apply for a permit, review the Private Driveway Crossing Guidelines (PDF) and provide site plans using the Curb and Sidewalk Crossing Permit Information Package (PDF) by e-mail.  For more information about installing a driveway or to arrange an inspection call 306-975-2460.


·       Curb and Sidewalk Crossing Information Package (PDF)

·       Private Driveway Crossing Guidelines (PDF)

·       Standard Ditch Crossing Culvert Requirements (PDF)

Related Bylaws:

·       Bylaw No. 4785 Sidewalks – Private Crossings Over - Section 6 (PDF)

·       Bylaw No. 8379 The Drainage Bylaw – Section 5 (PDF)

·       Bylaw No. 2954 Streets Use Bylaw – Section 6 (PDF)

·       Bylaw No. 8987 The Storm Water Management Utility Bylaw, 2011 – Section 9 (PDF)


Related Discussion: Montgomery Place Neighbourhood Traffic Meeting

What did you think of the 2015 Curbside Swap? We want to hear from you.
Take our survey!

We've launched Citizen Budget - our new interactive online tool that gives you an opportunity to have your say and provide feedback on the City services you value most, and on your priorities and preferences around the City’s 2016 Preliminary Budget. 

Plan on participating, have your say! Public feedback gathered through Citizen Budget  will inform City Council & Administration on your budget priorities and preferences, and will be considered prior to final 2016 Budget deliberations, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 3, 2015. 


Have Your Say: Citizen Budget

What would you like to see and do in your neighbourhood park?

The City of Saskatoon is ready to design the concept plan for Rosewood's neighbourhood parks, but first we want to gather input from residents. What features do you want to see in your park? What activities do you want to do?


WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm

WHERE: Elim Church,  419 Slimmon Rd. at Entrance D 

*Please note: Entrance D is at the back of the building

Can't make the meeting? Please complete the brief 8 question survey, below, to share your ideas.

After we gather your input, we will design a concept plan. Then we’ll host another meeting in the spring to present the plan to Rosewood residents, and to gather feedback before construction.

Park Information
Glen H. Penner Park is bordered by Olson Lane and Jeanneau Way, next to the future Rosewood Square. As well, there will be Public and Separate elementary schools with dedicated community space built in this area.

Contact Arin Jorgenson, Community Consultant

In May, 2015, the City of Saskatoon (City) received an application for an OLRA in the Fred Mendel Park. The suggested location for the OLRA is in the North East quadrant of the Fred Mendel Park located on 17th Street and Ave W.

Provide Comments / Feedback

A representative from Animal Services will be attending the Pleasant Hill Community Association Meeting on November 4, 2015 at 6:00pm to answer any questions. The meeting will take place at the following location:

St. Mary’s Wellness and Education Center

327 Ave N S

November 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm


For more information please contact:

Chelsie Schafer, Open Space Consultant



The Bridging to Tomorrow Project includes the North Commuter Parkway and the Traffic Bridge Replacement Project. 

Graham Commuter Partners, the company contracted by the City to undertake the construction of the new Traffic Bridge, has begun to mobilize equipment and supplies at the Traffic Bridge, has already begun construction on the new Traffic Bridge, and will soon be mobilizing equipment and supplies at the North Commuter Parkway building site. Construction on the Parkway will soon begin.  

Learn more about Bridging to Tomorrow at our Open House: 

Project staff, including the contractor, will be available to answer questions on the North Commuter Parkway functional plan, the bridge design, and the construction site layout plan.

Information on the new Traffic Bridge will also be provided. 


The Open House details are as follows:


Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. –  “Come and Go”
Forest Grove School Library
501 115th Street East


Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. –  “Come and Go”
Marion Graham Collegiate
602 Lenore Drive 


For more information visit Bridging to Tomorrow or call Dan Willems at 306-975-2466.

Mar 16th, 4:00 pm
TCU Place, 35 22nd St E

The City invites residents and businesses to an open house to discuss and provide input on proposed new transit service plans for 8th Street.  


8th Street Transit Overview
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with presentations at 4:30 pm and 6:15 pm
TCU Place - Centennial Hall C 
35 - 22nd Street East

Join us to learn about and provide your input on the proposed plan for transit service on 8th Street including long-term plans and implementation priorities for:

  • Frequency service of major corridors
  • The evolution of service over the next 5 years
  • Changing service before the implementation of BRT

All revised routes will be on display and individuals will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Learn more and get involved at saskatoontransit.ca

The City of Saskatoon invites you to help shape a new approach to winter in Saskatoon!

Join us for a free breakfast session and: 

  • Be first to hear how we are shaping a Winter City for 2017,
  • Share your ideas to inspire winter activity in Saskatoon,
  • Vote for ideas you feel will create the greatest winter experience in Saskatoon,*
  • Open opportunities to partner with the City on your organization’s winter initiatives, and
  • Access the public premiere of Tourism Saskatoon’s winter “Endless Adventures” campaign.

In January 2017, the City will launch a public engagement campaign to develop our inaugural Winter City Strategy. This breakfast is our first step in shaping that strategy. Be a part of a team that generates new ideas and collaborated efforts to inspire recreation and sport; getting around in winter; arts, culture and festivals, and much more.

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time:  7:30-8:30am
Location: Le Relais, 308 4th Ave N, Saskatoon

               (Free street parking at meters before 9:00am)  

Seats are Limited

RSVP to reserve your seat at www.picatic.com/saskwintercity.

*Remember to bookmark the following DirectPoll link as a “favourite” named “March 15 breakfast” to enable voting at the event http://etc.ch/jeyW.


City representatives will be available to describe the project and to answer questions at the Broadway Avenue Improvement Project Open House.

École Victoria School (Gymnasium), 639 Broadway Ave
Monday, April 11, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This project will be completed in phases, upgrading water mains and resurfacing the avenue. Construction is scheduled to begin in early May and will continue throughout the summer. For more information, please visit saskatoon.ca/broadway

For more information, please contact:
Caleb Ripley, Project Manager

The Caswell Hill Dog Park was established as a two-year trial project. Throughout this time, we'll survey residents and pet owners to gather feedback about level of use, perception, and support for the park and to see if there are changes over time. The information gathered will be used for this trial and in planning future Dog Parks.

The survey will be open from May 11, 2016 to June 1, 2016.


For more information please contact:
Kevin Ariss, Open Space Consultant

Our interactive 2017 Citizen Budget  is now live and will remain open until June 24, 2016. Plan to participate and have your say!

Feel free to explore the educational budget tool as much as you wish. Visit saskatoon.citizenbudget.com

Participate and Have Your Say!


The public feedback gathered through the 2017 Citizen Budget Tool will inform City Council & Administration of citizens’ budget priorities for 2017, and their preferences around the City’s future investment plans. The views we collect from the public are always valuable, and they will be considered by City Council & Administration prior to the final 2017 Budget deliberations in December 2016.

More information found at saskatoon.ca/financialfuture.

Project: Imagine Idylwyld

Imagine Idylwyld is a planning, transportation and design initiative for Idylwyld Drive. 

The project is moving in to its third phase:  Development of Alternatives.  Using community input and technical analysis, a few design options have been developed to improve the function, safety and connectivity of Idylwyld Drive between 20th and 25th Street East.  

We want to hear from you!  Visit saskatoon.ca/imagineidylwyld for more information, to take the online survey and sign up for e-updates. 

The City of Saskatoon in partnership with Meewasin Valley Authority is conducting a river access study. The purpose of the study is to identify the river access requirements for Saskatoon residents, visitors, commercial enterprises, on-river special events, industrial users, emergency services, and monitoring services.  The primary focus will be on facilities for launching and mooring motorized and non-motorized watercraft; however, it will address all forms of river access.

The South Saskatchewan River is a valuable recreation access for Saskatoon and area residents and visitors. In the Saskatoon area, it is utilized for a number of activities including:

• Recreation: motoizedr boaters, canoeists, kayakers, rowers, and paddle boarders 

• Commercial/Industrial: tour boats, dredging, construction and other barges

• Regulatory and Emergency Services: police, fire and water quality, environmental and other monitoring

As part of the study, citizens are invited to participate in an online survey to gather input on current launch/mooring opportunities and ideas on an optimal scenario. Click here to share your opinions on current launch/mooring opportunities and ideas on an optimal scenario.

There will also be a public open house on Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Meewasin Valley Centre Boardroom (402 Third Avenue South) from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The City and MVA will present the plan, answer questions, and collect feedback.  Formal presentations will take place at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The City of Saskatoon, in partnership with the community, is developing a Winter City Strategy. The Strategy will identify ways in which we can work collectively to make our city a great place to live in the winter time! The Strategy will be created with input from residents, business owners, community groups and other stakeholders.  

Join the discussion today and participate in an online survey. 

Based on the creativity and commitment of our community, we’ll create our own Winter City Strategy unique to Saskatoon!  

For more information, please visit saskatoon.ca/wintercityyxe

This survey is part of a comprehensive Winter Mobility Engagement Strategy that will identify ways to continue to enable all modes of transportation to move around Saskatoon freely and safely. Survey results will be incorporated into a co-design session with representatives of key groups within the city planned for April of 2017. This will affect the design of existing winter road maintenance programs, and help the City create new programs that help people get around whether they drive, ride the bus, use sidewalks and pathways or cycle.

The survey takes between 5 and 10 minutes to complete depending on your responses. The survey is available in English, French, Arabic and Mandarin. Take the survey today! 

We appreciate and value your participation in this survey. The most up-to-date winter road maintenance information can be found at www.Saskatoon.ca/snow.

Thank you again for sharing your opinions.

Posted May 2017

The downtown Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project is now entering its final summer season and the City would like feedback to determine if its project goals are being met.

The Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project’s goal is to increase accessibility for all ages and abilities to the downtown. It wants to achieve this by making the Central Business District a more attractive and vibrant destination to the benefit of the entire city. The project is also a step towards implementation of the City’s Active Transportation Plan, making it easier and more secure to get into and around downtown.

Preliminary data indicate protected bike lanes use is in line with what other cities such as Calgary and Vancouver have experienced during their demonstration projects. An average of more than 300 people per day are using the separate bike lanes to safely navigate downtown streets while limiting impacts to vehicles and pedestrians.

The City’s Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project was approved in March of 2015 with a lane opening on 23rd Street later that year. The 4th Avenue lane was opened in May of 2016. In response to some preliminary feedback from downtown businesses and people who bike downtown, the City is planning some alterations in spring 2017.

The protected bike lanes support City Council’s Strategic Priorities for 2016 to 2020 of improved downtown development and environmental sustainability while meeting transportation needs of a growing city. A report and a recommendation on the future of the project will be prepared for City Council in fall 2017.   

For more information on Protected Bike Lanes, visit saskatoon.ca/moving-around/cycling/cycling-plans-projects or share your feedback on this page. 

If you prefer, you may submit your comments to the Protected Bike Lane Demo Project coordinators at cycling@saskatoon.ca.

UPDATE: Users are required to login so that comments may be attributed and there is an option to opt in for further engagement. This Discussion Forum is one piece of the conversation about the downtown protected bike lanes and public feedback will be gathered through other formats throughout the demonstration project's final summer. Minor modifications to the bike lanes are being implemented in spring 2017 after which time a survey will be available to capture further feedback. Please check back soon!

The City is once again inviting residents to participate and Have Your Say! The 2018 Citizen Budget is now live and ready to receive public feedback. The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will remain open until Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Citizen Budget is educational and interactive, and provides a great opportunity for residents to be heard - and to get involved in the City's annual budget process.

Share your priorities and preferences on the City’s 2018 Budget, future investment plans, and on the services levels that matter most to you.

Importantly, the public feedback gathered through this year’s 2018 Citizen Budget will  be shared with City Council and Administration prior to the 2018 Budget deliberations starting this October.

It just takes a few minutes to complete Citizen Budget so you can Have Your Say!


In an effort to better serve our citizens, Sakatoon Transit is improving service and increasing frequency along 22nd Street.

Please share your feedback through the survey here: http://22ndstservicefrequency.questionpro.ca/

For more information please visit: saskatoon.ca/22ndstreet

The redesign for 19th Street reduces the number of travel lanes from four lanes to two lanes. Reducing the number of lanes provides traffic calming, adds on-street parking, and allows for the addition of an All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling facility.

Please see the attached PDF for more details.

For more information, please contact:
Marina Melchiorre P.Eng., Senior Transportation Engineer

Victoria Avenue has undergone a redesign in order to improve the corridor, be consistent with the directions in the Active Transportation Plan, and more support choices for how people travel along Victoria Avenue between 8th Street and downtown Saskatoon.  This project is being completed in conjunction with planned water and sewer upgrades and sidewalk rehabilitation work to save on time and budget.  This redesign will also integrate with the new Traffic Bridge and connections to downtown.


The redesigned corridor features:

·         One traffic lane per direction;

·         On-street parking between 8th Street and 11th Street;

·         Sidewalks on both sides;

·         Raised cycle track on both sides;

·         Pedestrian activated corridor crossings at Main Street and 11th Street; and

·         Standard crosswalks at all other intersections with curb extensions where possible.

These details can be found on the attached drawing and where developed through a corridor review and community engagement.  We listened to the community and made modifications to our plan, which have been positively received.


Construction is scheduled for this summer, so watch for notices and please slow down, pay attention, and respect work zones.  Watch for pedestrians and work crews, and for everyone’s safety, please obey all detours, signs, and barriers.


For more information please contact:

Chelsea Lanning, P.Eng., Transportation Engineer


Sharing Places, Sharing Spaces


Celebrate the Aboriginal history, environment, and contributions of our diverse community with the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI), Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC), Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC), Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), and City of Saskatoon through naming the new North Commuter Parkway (NCP).

We’re responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action #79: “Participate in a strategy to commemorate Aboriginal peoples’ history and contributions to Canada”

Naming the NCP is an opportunity to unite our community and province in an act of reconciliation, and for all of Saskatoon’s citizens to see themselves in our community – in our shared places and spaces.

What is the criteria for the name of the NCP?

Nominations should meet one of the following guidelines:

  • Historical Name acknowledging an Aboriginal historical event or figure.
  • Word or Concept that embodies the spirit of community, coming together or connection.

How will the name of the NCP be chosen?

  • First Nation and Métis Elders will guide the cultural protocol for the naming project, including the blessing of the land which took place in May 2017.
  • Names will be gathered from the community.
  • Elders and Survivors will reflect and deliberate on the list of names in order to determine a shortlist of four names.
  • The community will be able to watch a short vignette on each of the four names and provide input online or in-person.
  • Community feedback will be considered before the final recommendation is made to City Council by CUMFI, STC, OTC, FSIN and the City.

Share your ideas for bridge names by completing the nomination form on Saskatoon.ca/nametheNCP.

The open house will share information about proposed adjustments that will better define the perimeter of the dog park to improve the experience for both dog park users and the pedestrians and cyclists that use the Meewasin trail.  Feedback gathered will be incorporated into a final redesign plan to amend the park’s boundaries, through new fencing and gates, subject to the approval of the Meewasin Valley Authority and City Council.  Construction is targeted for 2018