Core Neighbourhoods SDA, Saskatoon

The Core Neighbourhoods Suburban Development Area (SDA) is an area in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a part of the west and the east side community of Saskatoon, straddling the South Saskatchewan River. It lies (generally) south of the, east of Confederation SDA, to the west of Confederation SDA (west side) Lawson SDA (east side) University Heights SDA and north of (West side) Confederation SDA and (east side) Nutana SDA. This Suburban Development Area comprises early Saskatoon origins where the first towns of Nutana, West Saskatoon, and Riversdale came together to form the city of Saskatoon in 1906.

Core Neighbourhoods SDA
Saskatoon Central Business District skyline at night
Saskatoon Central Business District skyline at night
Area code(s)Area code 306
Municipal Heritage Site: Garrison House, Nutana
Heritage Site: Two Sisters Queen Elizabeth
Heritage Site:Vimy Memorial Bandstand Central Business District
Municipal Heritage Site: Marr Residence Nutana
Heritage Site: Marr Residence Nutana



The east side of the Core Neighbourhoods Suburban Development Area (SDA) brings together the early Temperance Society colony which became later known as Nutana and Varsity View. Nutana was the first settled area on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River. With the beginnings of the University of Saskatchewan, Varsity View saw rapid development.


With the coming of the rail line, the west side developed, forming a railway support neighborhood in Riversdale. The Central Business District was initially home to a residential community with the main churches lining the South Saskatchewan River. The warehouse district which supported the railway line, also supported a burgeoning retail sector as well. Residential areas soon blossomed north and west of the railway lines forming:

Recreation FacilitiesEdit

Some of the most beautiful and highly used parks are along the river bank in the core neighborhood SDA. A children's playground, Ferris wheel, carousel, mini train, and splash pool are located within Kinsmen Park[1] This area was initially the home a very early horse race track and then Saskatoon's first farm exhibitions. Kinsmen Park is home to many festivals, such as the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Fest, Taste of Saskatchewan and Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival to name but a few. It formerly hosted the Louis Riel Relay Race, a part of Pion-era days a summer festival gathering.

Meewasin Park[2] is a recently developed river bank trail and park area. The features now offer nature and historic information trail markers, benches, picnic tables, paved and wood chip trails and an interpretive centre.

The Mendel Art Gallery[3] is home to changing art gallery displays, as well as a permanent collection of national repute.

Victoria Park[4] features a children's play area, outdoor pool and water slide facility. It is also home to many Saskatoon riverbank festivals, such as the Dragon boat Races.


  • Midtown Plaza[5]
  • Downtown Core
  • 8th Street shopping district
  • Broadway Avenue shopping district


Core Neighbourhoods SDA is home to the following schools:

Separate (Catholic) educationEdit

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • St. Mary School

Public educationEdit

Secondary schoolsEdit

Secondary Schools of Saskatoon

Westmount Public Elementary School

Elementary schoolsEdit



  • Saskatoon Public Library – Frances Morrison (Main) Branch Library[7]


  • STC, The Saskatchewan Transportation Company[8]

City transitEdit

Saskatoon Transit downtown bus terminal receives most bus routes.




  1. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Leisure Kinsmen Park Rides Archived 2006-12-29 at the Wayback Machine accessed January 27, 2007
  2. ^ Meewasin Archived August 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine accessed January 27, 2007
  3. ^ Mendel Art Gallery accessed January 27, 2007
  4. ^ Victoria Park Archived August 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine accessed January 27, 2007
  5. ^ Midtown Plaza accessed January 27, 2007
  6. ^ Saskatoon Real Estate Resource Centre, Saskatoon Neighbourhoods, Profiles accessed January 27, 2007
  7. ^ Saskatoon Public Library – Frances Morrison (Main) Branch Library Archived 2004-10-11 at the Wayback Machine accessed January 27, 2007
  8. ^ STC, The Saskatchewan Transportation Company accessed January 27, 2007
  9. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine accessed January 27, 2007

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