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Due to technical issues, Saskatoon Transit vendors are currently unable to sell certain passes including the October monthly pass and the senior 3-month pass.

Riders can continue to purchase multi-ride passes from vendors.  All passes can still be purchased and renewed at either the Saskatoon Transit Customer Service office (226 23rd Street East) or at City Hall.

Saskatoon Transit is working to fix this issue and hopes to have the problem resolved shortly. 

September 26, 2018 - 7:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.


(roadway patching)
Start: September 26, 7:00 a.m. End: September 26, 4:00 p.m.

(sanitary sewer maintenance)
Start: September 26, 7:00 a.m. End: September 26, 4:00 p.m

September 25, 2018 - 3:10pm

Starting tomorrow (Sept. 26), westbound lanes of 33rd Street approaching Circle Drive will be closed for one day while Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) completes railway plank replacement. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the eastbound lanes on 33rd Street.

The exit ramp from 33rd Street to Circle Drive will also be closed while this necessary work is completed.

September 25, 2018 - 11:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.


(sewer maintenance)
Start: September 25, 7:00 a.m. End: September 25, 4:00 p.m.

(minor bridge repair)
Start: September 25, 9:00 a.m. End: September 25, 3:00 p.m.

September 24, 2018 - 4:11pm

In the recent months, there has been a noticeable increase in structure fires resulting from the spontaneous combustion of soiled rags that had not been sufficiently cleaned or properly stored.

Rags, towels, and other applicators that have been soiled with combustible products, such as oil-based paints, stains, and finishing products, are a serious concern. These products release heat while drying; if that heat is trapped and has access to an oxygen supply, it will build up and create an ideal environment for a fire to start.

September 24, 2018 - 1:00pm

The Shaw Centre competitive pool will be closed for maintenance from Friday, July 29, at 12:00 p.m., through Monday, September 5, 2016.

August 14, 2017 - 3:55pm

The results are in on the 2016 Civic Services Survey and public engagement activities, which will help shape the City’s 2017 Business Plan and Budget. This year’s Civic Services Survey shows overall satisfaction with the level of services provided by the City remains high and is significantly higher than in 2013. Since 2013, overall satisfaction increased by 5% for telephone respondents and 10% for online respondents.

August 14, 2017 - 1:22pm

The City of Saskatoon is pleased to announce that pet owners can now conveniently purchase and/or renew pet licenses online.

May 13, 2015 - 1:21pm


For another year, the City of Saskatoon has earned the highest possible rating from international bond rating agency, Standard & Poor’s; S&P today reaffirmed its ‘AAA’/stable credit rating for Saskatoon - one of the hottest Canadian economies.

February 2, 2015 - 12:03pm

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on January 22, Cumberland Avenue South between Taylor Street and 1st Street will be closed while crews replace a sewer connection.  Drivers are encouraged to use Louise Street.

The roadway is expected to reopen by 6:00 p.m., weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience. 

February 1, 2015 - 5:15pm

On Wednesday, January 8, any required 2014 Assessment Notices will be mailed to the owner’s property or properties located in Saskatoon. The Assessment Notice lets owners know the assessed value of their property, which is then used to determine how much property tax must be paid. Property Tax Notices will be delivered in May 2014, once education rates are determined as part of the provincial budget. 


February 1, 2015 - 5:15pm

Starting Monday, January 13, 2014 traffic will be restricted south of the 1st Avenue North and Circle Drive intersection while crews complete further work on the primary water main. This work had been scheduled for earlier in the month, but was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

The following restrictions will be in place: 

February 1, 2015 - 5:13pm

Every year, the City of Saskatoon sets up temporary drop-off sites to collect live trees from December 26 to January 31. Christmas trees should be dropped off unwrapped and unbound at the following locations:

February 1, 2015 - 5:12pm

Due to the extreme cold weather conditions this morning, garbage trucks were not able to begin collection as scheduled for Route 2 (Arbor Creek, Forest Grove, Parkridge and Silverspring).  The temperature has increased slightly and collection on this route will be begin at 11:00 a.m. and extend into the evening until complete.  Residents on Garbage Collection Route 2 are asked to leave their black carts out until collection occurs.

February 1, 2015 - 5:10pm

The Saskatoon Transit and Access Transit fare increases that were approved as part of the 2014 City of Saskatoon Budget will take effect starting February 1, 2014.

The new fees are as follows:

Single transit tickets will increase by $0.10 for adults, students and children making the new rates $2.40, $1.80 and $1.40.

The cost of a monthly pass will also increase. For adults it will increase from $78 to $81; students $56 to $57; children $47 to $48; and for seniors $26 to $27.

February 1, 2015 - 5:10pm

Beginning January 13, 2014, the entrance to the Saskatoon Waste Management Centre (landfill) will be limited to single lane traffic in both directions while crews install pipeline.  

Landfill customers are asked to be prepared for increased wait times during this period. Motorists are also reminded to keep safety as a top priority and watch for flag people and work crews in the area and obey all signs and barriers.   

The work is expected to last three weeks, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

February 1, 2015 - 5:09pm

Starting at 10:30 a.m. January 24, the eastbound curb lane on Circle Drive West between 33rd Street and Airport Drive will be closed while crews remove a damaged sign.

Restrictions are expected to be lifted by 2:00 p.m., weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience.

February 1, 2015 - 5:07pm

Beginning Monday, January 20, grader crews will be clearing compacted snow by neighbourhood on streets across the city. This is a proactive approach to reduce the snow pack on the roadways.  Snow pack on the roadways is what allows for the formation of ruts to develop.  As part of the increased level of service for snow management through the new dedicated road levy funding, provisions were made to include city-wide snow clearing.  The levy will be used to increase road reconstruction and rehabilitation, and increase road maintenance services.

February 1, 2015 - 5:05pm

Traffic is currently restricted to one lane on Faithful Avenue between 51st Street and 52nd Street for an emergency water main repair.

All restrictions are expected to be lifted by the end of day January 7, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Drivers are reminded to allow extra time when travelling through the orange zone, watch for pedestrians and work crews, and for everyone’s safety, please obey all detours, signs and barriers.

February 1, 2015 - 5:05pm

Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, the 25th Street westbound median lane approaching 6th Avenue will be closed.  Crews require access to underground utilities.

It is expected the work will be completed by 3:00 p.m. that day, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience.

February 1, 2015 - 5:05pm

Environment Canada has ended its wind warning for Saskatoon and area.  As a result, the City’s Level 1 Emergency Alert is over as well.

Over the course of Wednesday evening, January 15, the abnormal above freezing temperatures dropped which increased possibility slippery road conditions.  However, sanding crews worked overnight to address any problem roadways. 

February 1, 2015 - 5:04pm

Residents are reminded that in 2014, your garbage and recycling carts will continue to be emptied on the same day of the week as they were emptied in 2013; the scheduled day did not change for this year. Carts must be placed for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day or it may be missed.


February 1, 2015 - 5:03pm

The City of Saskatoon’s website,, will undergo a temporary service disruption this Sunday evening, January 12; the disruption will last approximately 30 minutes, starting at 10:30 p.m.

February 1, 2015 - 5:03pm

Clearing, sanding, salting and removal of snow this year has been successful at keeping City roads in good winter driving condition this season.  The City’s winter operations are running continuously and methods are adjusted as required in response to weather conditions.  For example, the extended extreme cold period required more frequent sanding and maintenance to address the icy conditions, so extra sanding crews are deployed on these days.

February 1, 2015 - 5:03pm

The Saskatoon Transit and Access Transit fare increases that were approved as part of the 2014 City of Saskatoon Budget will take effect starting February 1, 2014.

February 1, 2015 - 5:01pm

The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval will be closed to the public for Provincial Championships from January 17 to 19, 2014; the Canada Cup Junior Selection Speed Skating Championships from January 22 to 26, 2014; and the Local Club Marathon on January 31 and February 1, 2014.

Following the competitions, the Oval will re-open to the public on January 19, 26 and February 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Regular hours of operation are Monday to Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

February 1, 2015 - 5:01pm

Starting Monday, January 6, 2014 traffic will be restricted south of the 1st Avenue North and Circle Drive intersection while crews complete further work on the primary water main. The following restrictions will be in place: 

February 1, 2015 - 5:00pm


(Road paving)
Start: July 22, 7:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.

(Bridge washing)
Start: July 22, 9:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.

February 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

Starting at 11:00 a.m. on January 13, 2014, traffic is restricted on Broadway Avenue between Maple Street and Isabella Street while City crews replace a water connection.

Motorists are advised to use Taylor Street to access either of Clarence Avenue or Victoria Avenue to bypass the maintenance work zone.

The work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience.

February 1, 2015 - 4:58pm


(Road paving)
Start: August 21, 7:00 a.m. End: August 22, 6:00 p.m.

(Traffic signal repairs)
Start: August 21, 9:00 a.m. End: August 21, 2:30 p.m.

February 1, 2015 - 4:57pm

The City of Saskatoon Landfill will be closed this morning to the general public due to high winds and the safety concerns.  It is anticipated the Landfill may open to the general public later this afternoon if the wind speeds are reduced.  Should conditions change and the Landfill is to remain closed in the afternoon, the City will advise residents through a Public Service Announcement and through Facebook and Twitter.

The City apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.

February 1, 2015 - 4:57pm

The city-wide snow maintenance program is on hold until further notice due to the cold weather Saskatoon is currently experiencing. With the recent unseasonable temperatures, the snow pack on roadways has become hard ice.  Crews are having difficulty grading iced-packed roads properly under these cold weather conditions.  The ice chunks that are being pushed to the side of the roadway are not staying in piles and are causing obstructions on the sidewalks.

February 1, 2015 - 4:56pm


The City has changed the way it clears snow from bridges and overpasses.  This action follows concerns that on December 30, 2013, accumulated snow along the barriers on the Circle Drive North bridge aided an out of control vehicle to jump the barrier and fall into the river.

“The City is extremely thankful the woman involved in this incident was able to get to safety without major injury and it wishes her a quick recovery,” Pat Hyde, Director of Public Works says.

February 1, 2015 - 4:55pm

Given the recent power disruptions in Central and Eastern Canada, the Saskatoon Fire Department and the Emergency Measures Organization would like to remind everyone that in the event of loss of electrical power during cold weather requiring the use of an alternative source of power, the following key safety rules should be followed:

February 1, 2015 - 4:53pm

As Environment Canada forecasts, Saskatoon and area could face extreme gusts and sustained winds into this evening.  Environment Canada also forecasts falling temperatures, which may affect road conditions.

The City anticipated, and was prepared for, a number of service disruptions or operational challenges.

February 1, 2015 - 4:53pm

The City is clearing and removing snow on certain high-density parking streets in a proactive response to minimize the potential for ruts developing and creating driving issues.

February 1, 2015 - 4:52pm

The City of Saskatoon (City) is pleased to invite independent artists or teams of artists to submit applications for its Placemaker Program that provides temporary public art to key commercial districts in Saskatoon. 

Proposals may be two or three dimensional work, installations, interventions. or digital media, such as video projection; proposals may offer participatory experiences or include performance components.

February 1, 2015 - 4:51pm

Starting Thursday, January 9, 2014, crews will begin pruning trees on civic property in City Park as part of the City of Saskatoon’s (City) overall boulevard tree maintenance program.  Varsity View will follow on Monday, January 13, 2014.

February 1, 2015 - 4:51pm

The City of Saskatoon (City) Business License Program is pleased to announce the launch of Business License Online.  This new tool provides a convenient method for business operators to apply for or renew their Business License online.  It is safe, easy to use, and accepts payments from major credit cards.  New business license applications and renewals may continue to be submitted by mail or in person. 

February 1, 2015 - 4:50pm

The process underway for the City Wide Snow Clearing is to use graders to clear, or push, the snow from the roadway and into storage along the curbs.  The program is not designed as a load out or snow removal program.  This is a proactive approach designed to reduce the snow pack on roadways in order to prevent the potential for ruts to form as the snow pack increases through successive snowfalls and/or temperatures rise.

February 1, 2015 - 4:50pm

Environment Canada forecasts, Saskatoon and area could face extreme wind gusts of up to 100-110 kilometres per hour today, January 15, 2014. 

As the force of such high winds may be destructive, the City is prepared to handle potential service disruptions throughout the wind storm.  Crews from Saskatoon Light & Power, Public Works and Transportation will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day and promptly respond to issues as they arise.

February 1, 2015 - 4:48pm


(Road improvements)
Two-way traffic set in SB lanes. 45th St W also closed from Koyl Ave to Airport Dr.
Start: August 20, 1:00 p.m. End: October 29, 6:00 p.m.

(Sidewalk installation)
Restrictions will be reset daily
Start: August 20, 9:00 a.m. End: August 22, 3:00 p.m.

February 1, 2015 - 4:48pm

Environment Canada forecasts the extreme gusts and winds in Saskatoon and area to drop off over the evening to more moderate levels after 10:00 p.m.  However, evening temperatures are expected to drop which increases the likelihood of slippery road conditions.  Sanding crews will be working on priority roads overnight and into the early morning hours.  Please give yourself extra time when traveling, as it will take time to cover the city with sand once temperatures start dropping.  

February 1, 2015 - 4:48pm

As of December 31, 2013, City of Saskatoon Building Standards has issued building permits valuing $1,088,500,000 ($1.1 billion), which again exceeded the record total permit value by 0.6 percent ($1,082,100,000)

The dollar figure translates to 5,020 permits issued, which was very close to the record total set in 2012 of 5,196 permits issued. 

February 1, 2015 - 4:47pm

 Starting at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, the Broadway Bridge eastbound curb lane will be closed while City crews thaw a storm water outfall below the bridge that is causing surface flooding.  The eastbound pedestrian walkway will also be closed during this process.

The roadway is expected to re-open by 2:00 p.m., weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience.

February 1, 2015 - 4:47pm

Traffic is being restricted on Confederation Drive northbound at 22nd Street due to a break on the water main.  City crews will be on-site making repairs beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, but the restriction is in place now due to damage that occurred on the roadway.  Traffic will squeeze to the curb lane for half of the block between 22nd Street and the main west entrance to the Confederation Park shopping mall. 

February 1, 2015 - 4:46pm

Starting today, citizens of Saskatoon have another way to provide feedback and ideas on the City of Saskatoon’s programs and initiatives.

February 1, 2015 - 4:46pm