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.

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.

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.

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 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
306-975-3145
email: Shirley.Matt@saskatoon.ca

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

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

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

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

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

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
306.975.8478
chelsie.schafer@saskatoon.ca

 

 

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
306.975.8478
chelsie.schafer@saskatoon.ca

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
306.975.8478
chelsie.schafer@saskatoon.ca

 

 

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   

 

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.

 

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.

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
306.986.9711
caleb.ripley@saskatoon.ca

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

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

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.

Resources:

·       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 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?

PLEASE JOIN US AT A COME & GO MEETING

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.

Questions?
Contact Arin Jorgenson, Community Consultant
306-975-2942
arin.jorgenson@saskatoon.ca

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.

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
parking.study@saskatoon.ca

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.  

OPEN HOUSE:  

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 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
306.975.3485
kevin.ariss@saskatoon.ca

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 twelve month City of Saskatoon planning and design initiative for Idylwyld Drive. The purpose of Imagine Idylwyld is to develop a vision and conceptual plan to improve the function, safety, connectivity and quality of the roadway and public realm along Idylwyld Drive, between 20th Street and 25th Street East. 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