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Saskatoon - Wikipedia. Saskatoon. City. City of Saskatoon. Nickname(s): . Straddling a bend in the South Saskatchewan River and along the Trans- Canada. Yellowhead Highway, it has served as the region's cultural and economic hub since it was founded in 1. Temperance colony. The City of Saskatoon has estimated its population to be 2.
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The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. Saskatchewan, surrounds the city and contains many of the developments associated with it, including Wanuskewin. Saskatoon is named after the berry of the same name, which is native to the region, and is itself derived from the Creemis. The city has a significant Indigenous population and several urban Reserves.
It is known for its diverse and vibrant culture and its eight (plus two planned) river crossings that give it the nicknames . Nutana, Riversdale, their historic main streets of Broadway Avenue and 2. Street respectively, the downtown core and other central neighbourhoods are seeing significant reinvestment and redevelopment.
Sutherland, the rail town the city annexed in 1. University lands, is now another historic neighbourhood. Etymology. Chief Whitecap and Charles Trottier passed through the present day University campus on their way to join Louis Riel's armed forces at Batoche, Saskatchewan. Following the fighting at the Battle of Fish Creek, and the Battle of Batoche, wounded Canadian soldiers convalesced at the Marr Residence which is today a historic site.
A few died in care and were buried in the Pioneer Cemetery near the Exhibition Grounds. A town charter for the west side of the river was obtained in 1. Nutana became a village in that year). In 1. 90. 6 Saskatoon became a city with a population of 4,5. Saskatoon, Riversdale and Nutana. In 1. 95. 5 Montgomery Place and in 1.
Sutherland were annexed by the fast- growing City of Saskatoon. Saskatoon is also the new home of BHP Billiton's Diamonds and Specialty Products business unit. Nearly two- thirds of the world's recoverable potash reserves are in the Saskatoon region. Diefenbaker International Airport with 1. Canada, 1. 2th busiest in passenger traffic. Saskatoon held Canada's No. Canada in 2. 00. 5 according to the Conference Board of Canada.
The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) has also been ranked amongst Canada's top ten economic development organizations by Site Selection magazine. Blackstrap Park is often used for school field trips. Batoche is 9. 0 km (5.
Geography. The lack of surrounding mountainous topography gives the city a relatively flat grid, though the city does sprawl over a few hills and into a few valleys. The lowest point in the city is the river, while the highest point is disputed between the suburb of Sutherland in the east side and the Silverwood- River Heights areas in the city's north end. Saskatoon, on a cross- section from west to east, has a general decline in elevation above sea level heading towards the river, and on the east bank of the river, the terrain is mostly level until outside the city, where it begins to decrease in elevation again. Saskatoon is divided into east and west sides by the South Saskatchewan River. It is then divided into Suburban Development Areas (SDA) which are composed of neighbourhoods. West of the river the demarcation line for north and south addresses is 2. Street, while east and west are divided by Idylwyld Drive (north of 2.
Street) and Avenue A (south of 2. On the east side, Lorne Avenue demarcates east and west while Aird Street marks the north/south boundary, except in the Sutherland community where a separate east/west demarcation takes place with Central Avenue as the boundary (there is, however, no separate north/south divide). Climate. Climate data from University of Saskatchewan, in the inner city meets semi- arid criteria.
This is due to slightly higher average annual temperature and slightly lower average annual precipitation than the Airport, on the city's northwest periphery. The city has four distinct seasons and is in plant hardiness zone 3b. Saskatoon is sunnier than average in Canada as a result, averaging 2,2. The extreme temperatures are typically accompanied by below average levels of humidity. Thunderstorms are common in the summer months and can be severe with torrential rain, hail, high winds, intense lightning and, on rare occasion, tornadoes. The frost- free growing season lasts from 2. May to 1. 5 September.
The average daytime high temperature peaks at 2. The median age of Saskatoon residents is 3. Canada as a whole. It does not include the two large annexations of land that occurred in the summer of 2. These portions of land have been zoned under the provincial land management acts. Canada's First Nations population has been increasingly urbanized, and nowhere is that more apparent than in Saskatoon, where the First Nations population increased by 3.
Saskatoon has the second highest percentage of First Nations population among major Canadian cities. The health region operates three hospitals within the city boundaries, these include Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon City Hospital, and St. Paul's Hospital (Saskatoon).
Royal University Hospital is a teaching and research hospital that operates in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan. The health region also operates hospitals in smaller neighbouring communities. The following services also have jurisdiction in Saskatoon: Corman Park Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian National Railway Police Service and the Canadian Pacific Railway Police Service. As of December 3. SPS had 4. 42 sworn members, 5.
Special Constables, and 1. However, crime statistics produced by the Saskatoon Police Service shows that crime is on the decline. In 2. 01. 0, total crimes against people went up 1.
The majority of the accusations turned out to be false; however, several starlight tours did take place. Built by the Canadian National Railway, it was among the last railway hotels to be started before the Great Depression of the 1. Although the building was completed in 1. Depression. The Bessborough and the Mendel Art Gallery are the only major structures on the river side of Spadina Crescent.
One of the most frequently circulated photographs of Saskatoon is of the hotel framed in one of the arches of the Broadway Bridge. Summer activities include cycling, jogging and walking through parks and natural areas. Cross- country skiing is popular during the winter months, along with skating in Kiwanis Memorial Park. Access points are found throughout the city with interpretive signage and washrooms along the route. There are parks throughout the Meewasin Valley, with washrooms, picnic facilities, and lookout points along the river bank. The outdoor rink has been open since 1. For years, a parcel of land west of the Traffic Bridge, south of 1.
Street, and east of Avenue C has been the subject of on- again, off- again redevelopment plans. The site formerly held the Saskatoon Arena, a power plant, a branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, and the head offices of the Saskatoon Public School Division; all these structures have been demolished to make way for redevelopment, with plans for same dating back to the 1. The most recent version of the plan called River Landing is ongoing. The Saskatoon Farmers' Market and some commercial sites have also been developed. Future plans separate from Lake Placid include the development of a new art gallery to replace the Mendel Art Gallery by 2. Highways 5, 7, 1. Saskatoon, with highway 6.
Both railways operate intermodal facilities and trans- load centers; while Canadian National Railway also operates an automotive transfer facility. The Saskatoon railway station is in the city's west end; it opened in the late 1. Saskatoon's original main station which was on 1st Avenue downtown—the relocation of the station sparked a major redevelopment of the downtown that included the construction of the Midtown Plaza, TCU Place (aka Centennial Auditorium) and other developments. The many provincial transportation connections and geographic location of Saskatoon give it one of its nicknames The Hub City.
The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is just outside the city. Recent debates about moving all the railways out of the city are raising questions about a future LRT system, but the city's Mayor says the population is too small. Diefenbaker International Airport provides scheduled and charter airline service for the city, and is a significant hub for mining and remote locations in Northern Saskatchewan. Non- stop scheduled destinations include Calgary, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Prince Albert, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. Seasonal and Charter service is provided to Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Phoenix and Churchill, MB. Air Canada, Westjet and Purolator Courier all have cargo facilities at the airport. Saskatoon/Corman Air Park is a general aviation airport 1.
Saskatoon. Transit services in Saskatoon are provided by Saskatoon Transit. The route system was revamped on July 2, 2. An up- to- date schedule is posted at Saskatoon Transit Route & Schedule Adjustments.
Saskatoon has three main school boards, the Saskatoon Public School Division, the Saskatoon Catholic School Division and the Conseil des Ecoles Fransaskoises. The western annexation of what is now called the Blairmore SDA also brought the Yarrow Youth Farm within the city limits; operated by the Province of Saskatchewan, this is a correction facility for at- risk youth. The City's current Projected Growth Map indicates that the farm is expected to be incorporated within planned development of the region. Its permanent collection exceeded 5,0. In 2. 00. 5, it began a major renovation project that was to expand the size of the gallery by seventy percent. In September 2. 00.