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*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
1ST AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM 22ND ST E TO 21ST ST E 
(Craning) 

June 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

Don’t forget and maybe bring your umbrella just in case…rain or shine - we are ready to serve up hearty breakfasts tomorrow morning for a great cause!

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, June 20 between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for the City of Saskatoon’s 45th Annual Civic Pancake Breakfast ! The pancake breakfast is held outside in Civic Square at 23rd Street, beside City Hall. 

Delicious pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice breakfast still only $5 per plate!

June 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

The 2020 municipal/school boards’ elections will be held in fall 2020 and early planning is already underway. This includes reviewing the ten wards in Saskatoon to ensure each has equal population representation in each according to The Cities Act.

New boundaries are now required for four ward boundaries (Wards 5, 7, 8 and 10) and the proposed changes could also affect the boundaries of other wards. The Community Association you belong to, or the City Councillor you've had to-date could change - we know this is important to residents.

June 19, 2019 - 1:29pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
22ND ST E WB CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE N TO 3RD AVE N
(Crane lift)
Start: June 19, 5:00 a.m. End: June 19, 9:00 a.m.
 
33RD ST W EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AVE J N
(Roadway patching)
Start: June 19, 7:00 a.m. End: June 19, 4:00 p.m.
 
20TH ST W ROAD CLOSED FROM AVE M S TO AVE N S

June 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

Everyone is invited to Kinsmen Day at the Zoo on Friday, June 21, 2019.  Free admission to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo) will be provided from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Please note that parking, stroller, wagon and fishing fees will still apply.

In lieu of admission, visitors are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to benefit the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.  Representatives from the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre will be on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions.     

June 18, 2019 - 9:00am

Starting Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 a.m., 20th Street West between Avenue M and Avenue N will be closed for water and sewer connection replacements. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

June 18, 2019 - 6:00am

As one of the initial steps in developing the City’s first multi-year business plan and budget, the City’s Governance and Priorities Committee (GPC) today set the indicative municipal property rate target less than 3.94% for 2020, and 4.17% for 2021 previously presented to maintain services.

June 17, 2019 - 5:31pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
8TH ST E EB CURB & CENTRE LANES CLOSED FROM EMERSON AVE TO WALPOLE AVE
(Catch basin replacement)
Start: June 18, 7:00 a.m. End: June 18, 5:00 p.m.
 
IDYLWYLD DR S SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT 8TH ST W EXIT RAMP
(Catch basin repair)
Start: June 18, 9:00 a.m. End: June 18, 12:00 p.m.
 

June 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

Early planning for the 2020 municipal/school boards’ elections to be held in fall 2020 is already underway. One of the first steps is to review the boundaries of the ten current wards to ensure they all have equal population numbers, according to The Cities Act.

June 17, 2019 - 1:29pm

The City’s commitments to explore new ways to improve service to residents, increase savings for the corporation and grow Saskatoon in a sustainable way are highlighted in the 2018 Saskatoon Strides Report on Service, Savings & Sustainability.

June 17, 2019 - 9:58am

Saskatoon’s “Rock Your Roots” Walk for Reconciliation is back for its fourth year in Victoria Park on National Indigenous Peoples Day - Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

We invite people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and abilities to come together and learn about reconciliation, honour survivors, and to celebrate the strength and vibrancy of our diverse community.

June 17, 2019 - 9:00am

Come celebrate the start of summer at this fun kick-off event!

Join us for the City of Saskatoon’s 45th Annual Civic Pancake Breakfast this Thursday, June 20, 2019, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The pancake breakfast is held rain or shine outside in Civic Square at 23rd Street beside City Hall.

Hearty breakfast of delicious pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice still only $5 per plate!

Mayor Charlie Clark, City Councillors and other celebrity servers in attendance!

June 17, 2019 - 8:00am

The City has multiple full closures on Idylwyld Drive the evening of Tuesday, June 18. 

June 17, 2019 - 7:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Shawn Mendes at SaskTel Centre on Monday, June 17 is available at the following times:

  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 6:55 p.m.
  • 7:10 p.m.
  • 7:35 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

June 17, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
ACADIA DR SB LANES CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO HIGHLANDS CRES
(Underground link)
2-way traffic maintained in NB lanes
Start: June 17, 7:00 a.m. End: June 17, 5:00 p.m.
 
3RD AVE N NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT DUCHESS ST
(Water main replacement)
Start: June 17, 7:00 a.m. End: June 19, 5:00 p.m.
 

June 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
4TH AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM 22ND ST E TO 25TH ST E
(Bike lane removal)
Start: June 15, 7:00 a.m. End: June 16, 6:00 p.m.

June 14, 2019 - 2:31pm

The City is improving the visitor experience at the popular Saskatoon Field House. This summer, the track and field surface will be replaced and the lobby will be upgraded.  For the renovations to take place, the facility will close on Monday, June 17 and is expected to re-open in mid-September.  All programs will be cancelled during this time.  
 
Customers and the public are encouraged to attend any of the following leisure facilities:
  • Cosmo Civic Centre (3130 Laurier Drive);
June 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

Come celebrate the start of summer at this fun kick-off event, held rain or shine!

Join us for the City of Saskatoon’s 45th Annual Civic Pancake Breakfast next Thursday, June 20, 2019, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The pancake breakfast is held outside in Civic Square at 23rd Street, beside City Hall. 

Delicious pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice breakfast still only $5 per plate!

Mayor Charlie Clark, City Councillors and other celebrity servers will be in attendance!

June 14, 2019 - 6:00am

Early planning for the 2020 municipal/school boards’ elections to be held in fall 2020 is underway. Looking ahead, new ward boundaries must be established to ensure equal population representation according to The Cities Act. This means that some ward boundaries may change, and we know this is important to many residents.

June 13, 2019 - 4:54pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
22ND ST E WB LANES CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE N TO 3RD AVE N
(Crane lift)
Start: June 14, 5:00 a.m. End: June 14, 9:00 a.m.
 
2ND AVE N SB PARKING & CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 26TH ST E TO 25TH ST E
(Water work)
Start: June 14, 7:30 a.m. End: June 14, 4:00 p.m.
 

June 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Avalon Dog Park will be closed from 7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17 through to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 to finalize Phase 2 of the park’s 2.6 acre expansion. This closure will allow crews to complete pathway connections and remove temporary fencing.

Phases 1 and 2 of Avalon Dog Park will be open to the public for off-leash recreational activity starting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19.

During the closure at Avalon Dog Park, users can continue to enjoy Dog Park access at the following 10 parks:

June 13, 2019 - 11:00am

The City continues to roll-out steps in planning for the first multi-year budget for 2020 and 2021. The multi-year budget will provide greater certainty for residents about the future direction of property taxes, better alignment of the City’s longer-term goals and objectives, and improved financial stability, transparency and accountability.

June 12, 2019 - 4:06pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
25TH ST E WB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM 1ST AVE N TO IDYLWYLD DR N AND 25TH ST E EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM 3RD AVE N TO SPADINA CRES E
(Median scrub maintenance)
Start: June 13, 5:00 a.m. End: June 13, 10:00 a.m.
 
4TH AVE N NB & SB ROAD CLOSED FROM 22ND ST E TO 23RD ST E
(Utility cut patching)

June 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City will begin removing the existing bike lanes on 4th Avenue North starting Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 a.m. The removal will take place over three phases over five days, and will require the full closure of each of the following sections of 4th Avenue North:

June 12, 2019 - 6:00am

Saskatoon Light & Power is working on restoring power to the Forest Grove and Erindale neighbourhoods after a pole fire caused an outage earlier today.  

June 11, 2019 - 3:28pm

 

June 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

Starting Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m., Melville Street between Lorne Avenue and Portage Avenue will be closed for overnight sanitary sewer lining work. This work is expected to take one night to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

June 11, 2019 - 6:00am

 

June 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
LAURIER DR WB LANES CLOSED FROM CIRCLE DR W TO CONFEDERATION DR
(W&S connection replacement)
2-way traffic maintained in EB lanes
Start: June 10, 8:00 a.m. End: June 10, 5:00 p.m.
 
ATTRIDGE DR WB CURB & LEFT TURN BAY CLOSED AT HEAL AVE
(Roadway patching)
Start: June 10, 9:00 a.m. End: June 10, 5:00 p.m.

June 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
RUTH ST E EB LANES CLOSED FROM ALBERT AVE TO CLARENCE AVE S
(Manhole repair)
Start: June 8, 7:30 a.m. End: June 8, 9:30 a.m.
 
CIRCLE DR E EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT MILLAR AVE
(Manhole abandonment)
Start: June 8, 8:00 a.m. End: June 9, 5:00 p.m.
 
8TH ST E EB CURB & CENTRE LANES CLOSED AT PRESTON AVE S

June 7, 2019 - 2:30pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
EVERGREEN BLVD EB & WB ROAD CLOSED FROM MANEK RD TO GLACIAL SHORES WAY
(Manhole work)
Start: June 7, 7:00 a.m. End: June 7, 4:00 p.m.
 
VICTORIA AVE NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 6TH ST E
(Sewer lining)
Start: June 7, 7:00 a.m. End: June 7, 4:00 p.m.
 

June 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

Make a splash this summer in the City of Saskatoon’s outdoor pools!  Riversdale Pool opens for the season on Sunday, June 9; Lathey Pool will open on Wednesday, June 12; Mayfair Pool will open on Monday, June 17; and George Ward Pool will open Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

June 6, 2019 - 9:00am

Starting at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, June 7, Evergreen Boulevard east of the roundabout at Manek Road will be closed for work on a manhole. Detours will be in place. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

June 6, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
22ND ST E WB LANES CLOSED AND EB LEFT TURN LANE CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE N TO 3RD AVE N
(Material craning)
Start: June 6, 5:00 a.m. End: June 6, 10:00 a.m.
 
CENTRAL AVE NB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM BIRCH CRES TO ROSSMO RD
(Cable pull)
Start: June 6, 7:00 a.m. End: June 6, 5:00 p.m.
 

June 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

Starting Thursday, June 6 at 8:00 a.m., 4th Avenue North between 22nd Street East and 23rd Street East will be closed for water main repairs. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

June 5, 2019 - 1:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
TAYLOR ST E WB LANES CLOSED & EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM ALBERT AVE TO LANSDOWNE AVE
(Water & sewer work)
Start: June 5, 7:30 a.m. End: June 5, 3:30 p.m.
 
MCKERCHER DR NB LANES CLOSED FROM STILLWATER DR TO TAYLOR ST E
(Repair CB lead)
Start: June 5, 8:30 a.m. End: June 6, 5:30 p.m.
 

June 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

The McOrmond Drive and College Drive interchange, which has been under construction since the spring of 2017, is now open. All traffic movements are fully operational.

Construction of an interchange at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 also got underway in 2017 and is expected to be complete this summer.

Both intersections had been experiencing rapid increases in traffic volume, delays and collisions as development continued in surrounding neighbourhoods. The most effective way to reduce the issues was to build the two new interchanges.

June 3, 2019 - 4:01pm

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

25TH ST E EB MEDIAN LANE & WB LEFT TURB BAY CLOSED AT 4TH AVE N
(Streetlight replacement)
Start: June 4, 9:00 a.m. End: June 4, 1:00 p.m.
 
OVERNIGHT
 
20TH ST E WB LANES CLOSED FROM 1ST AVE S TO IDYLWYLD DR S
(Crane lift)
Start: June 3, 7:00 p.m. End: June 4, 6:30 a.m.

June 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

Weather permitting, the City will be resurfacing Warman Road southbound between Circle Drive and 7th Avenue this weekend. The work will take place overnight on Saturday and Sunday (June 2 & 3) between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

While work is underway, there will be a complete closure to southbound traffic at this location. Signage will advise road users to take an alternate route.

June 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
IDYLWYLD SERVICE RD ROAD CLOSED FROM MARQUIS DR E TO 71ST ST E
(W&S construction)
Start: June 3, 7:00 a.m. End: June 10, 5:00 p.m.
 
CIRCLE DR E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM ALBERTA AVE TO FAITHFULL AVE
(Pole replacement)
Start: June 3, 8:00 a.m. End: June 3, 4:00 p.m.
 

May 31, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
CLARENCE AVE S NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM 2ND ST E TO 4TH ST E 
(Sewer lining) 

May 31, 2019 - 2:29pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
1ST AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM 22ND ST E TO 21ST ST E
(Reroofing)
Start: May 31, 4:00 a.m. End: May 31, 8:30 a.m.
 
CLARENCE AVE S NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 10TH ST E
(Sewer lining)
Start: May 31, 7:00 a.m. End: May 31, 4:00 p.m.
 
TAYLOR ST E WB LANES CLOSED AT CAIRNS AVE
(Sewer lining)

May 30, 2019 - 3:00pm

Due to the lack of precipitation and above average temperatures this week, park areas have begun to receive irrigation ahead of the City’s annual June 1 activation date. 

Based on the approved budget, City parks will receive up to 25mm (1 inch) of water per week until August 31, 2019.  If natural precipitation occurs, adjustments will be made. 

It is important to remember even with the budgeted regular watering program, some irrigated turf areas may remain brown until favourable weather conditions return.

May 30, 2019 - 1:00pm

The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. are hosting the next HHW Drop-off Day this Sunday, June 2 from 9am - 3:30pm at the Civic Operations Centre at 57 Valley Road.

May 30, 2019 - 10:00am

Access Transit served their first customer in 2004, and is currently a part of the family of services offered by Saskatoon Transit. Access Transit serves those who are unable to use conventional transit with safety and dignity.

The public is invited to celebrate National AccessAbility Week and Access Transit’s 15th anniversary on Thursday, May 30, 2019 (10:00.a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). Burgers, hotdogs, coffee and games will be part of the event.

May 30, 2019 - 7:04am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Carrie Underwood at SaskTel Centre on Friday, May 31 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

May 30, 2019 - 6:00am

In response to the early heat wave this week, the City’s Emergency Management Organization (EMO) has activated the Saskatoon Heat Response Strategy to support citizens in Saskatoon, especially those vulnerable to the heat.

May 29, 2019 - 3:40pm

The City continues to replace the water and sewer lines in two of Saskatoon’s oldest neighbourhoods. This year, the priority is the City Park and Riversdale neighbourhoods where work has been underway for a few weeks.

“The water and sewer lines in these neighbourhoods are about 100 years old,” says Matt Jurkiewicz (yurr-KEV’-ich), Interim Director, Construction and Design. “The replacement projects include upgrading the pipes and also replacing the lead connections to homes that are also outdated.”

May 29, 2019 - 3:20pm

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