Queen Elizabeth, Saskatoon

Queen Elizabeth is a mostly residential neighbourhood located in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a suburban subdivision, consisting mostly of low-density, single detached dwellings. As of 2007, the area is home to 2,491 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $61,904, an average dwelling value of $280,970 and a home ownership rate of 66.9%.[1]

Queen Elizabeth
Two Sisters historic houses
Two Sisters historic houses
Queen Elizabeth location map
Queen Elizabeth location map
Coordinates: 52°6′13″N 106°39′20″W / 52.10361°N 106.65556°W / 52.10361; -106.65556
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Suburban Development AreaNutana
NeighbourhoodQueen Elizabeth
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 7)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorMairin Loewen
 • Total1.0 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
 • Total2,491
 • Average Income
Time zoneUTC-6 (UTC)
WebsiteQueen Elizabeth Community Association

History edit

Fire Station #3

The land for the neighbourhood was annexed by the city between 1910 and 1919.[2] A 1913 map shows that the present-day Queen Elizabeth area overlaps two registered subdivisions of the day: the G.T.P. 1/4 Section in the west, and part of the Broadway Addition in the east.[3] During the speculative real estate market between 1909 and 1912, ambitious developers had a local lumber company built three stately brick homes at 1906, 1908 and 1910 York Avenue (at the intersection with Taylor Street). Though they were far away from the city core, developers anticipated that residential building would soon expand outward quickly.[4][5] Foundations for other houses nearby were built, but abruptly abandoned as a recession took hold in 1913. Meanwhile, the homes became known as the "Three Sisters" and were landmarks for travellers. The city eventually developed the land near the houses in around 1953.[6] The northmost "sister" was demolished to make way for Fire Station #3 - the two remaining homes survive to the present day.

Home construction begin in earnest until after World War II.[1] Gladmer Park, a complex of four-unit semi-detached houses, was developed in the 1950s as one of several Limited Dividend Housing Projects constructed in Saskatoon. Financing was provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation repayable over a 40-year period. A condition of the mortgage required that this project provide low rent housing over the 40-year term.[7]

The portion of the community bounded by Broadway and Melrose avenues and Isabella and Hilliard streets was originally marketed in the early 1950s under the name Broadacres. In 1953, newspaper advertisements promoted Broadacres as Saskatoon's first "controlled subdivision" (today's term being "master-planned community"). Lot-buyers were initially required to agree to certain development regulations, including a minimum 900-square-foot main floor footprint on homes and no front fencing.[8] It kept the Broadacres name into the late 1950s.

Queen Elizabeth School was designed by local architect Frank J. Martin. It was built in 1953 and opened in September 1954.[9][10] Aden Bowman Collegiate was opened in 1958.[11]

Government and politics edit

Queen Elizabeth exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—Grasswood. It is currently represented by Kevin Waugh of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2015.[12]

Provincially, the area is divided by Eastlake Avenue into the constituencies of Saskatoon Eastview and Saskatoon Nutana. Saskatoon Eastview is currently represented by Corey Tochor of the Saskatchewan Party since 2011. Saskatoon Nutana is currently represented by Cathy Sproule of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party since 2011.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Queen Elizabeth lies within ward 7. It is currently represented by Councillor Mairin Loewen, who was elected to city council in a 2011 by-election.[13]

Institutions edit

Education edit

Queen Elizabeth School
1905 Eastlake Avenue

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Opened1954 (1954)
School boardSaskatoon Public Schools
PrincipalJanet Simpson
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment143[14] (2017)
Education systemPublic
Feeder toAden Bowman Collegiate
WebsiteQueen Elizabeth School
  • Queen Elizabeth School - public elementary school, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division.[15] Declining enrolment at the school in the 2000s (decade) prompted the school board to offer part of the building to the Saskatoon Open Door Society (SODS), an organization providing services to immigrants and refugees.[16] Since 2008, SODS has operated adult language classes in the school, and is slated to open a day care in 2010.[17][18]

Parks and recreation edit

  • Weaver Park - 10.2 acres (4.1 ha)

The Queen Elizabeth Community Association serves residents by offering recreational, social, and educational programs for adults, children/youth, and preschoolers. The association serves the west half of the Haultain neighbourhood as well.[20]

Public services edit

Queen Elizabeth is a part of the east division of the Saskatoon Police Service's patrol system.[21] Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services' east division covers the neighbourhood. Fire Station #3 was previously located at 1906 York Avenue, before relocating to 2611 Clarence Avenue South in 2018.[22] Transit services to Queen Elizabeth are provided by Saskatoon Transit on routes No. 6 (Clarence - Broadway) and 13 (Lawson - Exhibition).[23]

Commercial edit

The only commercial developments in Queen Elizabeth are businesses located at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Taylor Street. In addition, there are 27 home-based businesses in the neighbourhood.

Location edit

Queen Elizabeth is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Taylor Street to the north, Ruth Street to the south, Melrose Avenue to the west, and Clarence Avenue to the east. Roads are laid out in a grid fashion; streets run east-west, avenues run north-south.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Queen Elizabeth neighbourhood profile" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2010-12-25.
  2. ^ Community Services Department (Spring 2006). City Planning Branch (ed.). "Populace". 8 (1). City of Saskatoon: 5. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ O'Brien, Jeff; Ruth W. Millar; William P. Delainey (2006). Roberta Coulter (ed.). Saskatoon: A History in Photographs. Coteau Books. p. 31. ISBN 1-55050-336-7.
  4. ^ "Three Sisters May Yet Come Into Own". The StarPhoenix. October 7, 1950. Retrieved 2023-04-05.
  5. ^ Troupe, Cheryl Lynn (2009). Métis women: Social structure, urbanization and political activism, 1850–1980 (MA thesis). University of Saskatchewan. hdl:10388/etd-12112009-150223.
  6. ^ O'Brien, Jeff; Ruth W. Millar; William P. Delainey (2006). Roberta Coulter (ed.). Saskatoon: A History in Photographs. Coteau Books. p. 94. ISBN 1-55050-336-7.
  7. ^ "Minutes of the Regular Meeting of City Council" (PDF). City of Saskatoon. April 28, 1997. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  8. ^ R.H. "Bob" Freeland Co. advertisement, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, 7 March 1953 (accessed via newspapers.com subscription service, 22 October 2021)
  9. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School Parent/Student Handbook 2009-2010" (PDF). Saskatoon Public School Division. 2009. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  10. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982), From a Little Stone School... History of Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon, SK: Modern Press Ltd., p. 99
  11. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982), From a Little Stone School... History of Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon, SK: Modern Press Ltd., p. 169
  12. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  13. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, 2 February 2015, retrieved 2017-04-16
  14. ^ Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  15. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  16. ^ Kachur, Mitch. "Queen Elizabeth School Report" (PDF). The Royal Reporter. 2 (1). Queen Elizabeth Community Association: 3. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  17. ^ "2008-2009 Report to the Community" (PDF). Saskatoon Public School Division. p. 17. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
  18. ^ "2007-2008 Annual Report" (PDF). Saskatoon Open Door Society. 2008. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
  19. ^ "Aden Bowman Collegiate". Saskatoon Public School Division. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  20. ^ "Queen Elizabeth Community Association". City of Saskatoon - Leisure Services & Community Development. Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  21. ^ "East Division". Saskatoon Police Service. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  22. ^ "Divisions - East". City of Saskatoon - Fire and Protective Services. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  23. ^ "Routes and Services". City of Saskatoon - Transit Services. Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-20.

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