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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

On March 19, 2020, the City decided to close public access to City Hall and all City buildings, including fire stations, leisure facilities, attractions and Saskatoon Public Library locations. While we are closed to the public, our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Perceived Quality of Life

“Perceived quality of life” is an indicator of citizen perceptions about well-being in the city.  Perceptions are measured through the City of Saskatoon Annual Civic Services Survey.  

How are we doing?

The City of Saskatoon Citizen Satisfaction Survey asks people to rate quality of life in Saskatoon as very poor, poor, fair, good, or very good.  In 2018, 87% of citizens surveyed rated the quality of life in Saskatoon as good or very good, keeping ratings relatively stable over the last five years. 

Data Table
Percentage of Residents who Perceive Quality
of Life in Saskatoon as Good or Very Good
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Online Survey (%) 89 89 86 86 86 87 85 85
Telephone Survey (%) 91 91 90 86 85 89 89 88


The percentage of people rating “Quality of Life” in Saskatoon as “good” or “very good” measures how people feel about well-being in the city.  Quality of life is influenced by factors such as access to good jobs, housing, and opportunities for leisure activities, transportation, access to appropriate services, and feelings of safety. 

City initiatives such as sports, culture, and recreation programs, efficient transportation networks, housing programs, quality infrastructure, and effective policing can influence perceptions of quality of life.