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Through the Smart Cities Challenge, the Government of Canada has tasked communities of all sizes to come forward with their best ideas to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.  A smart city enables its citizens to use technology to make smart decisions.

In April 2018, Saskatoon submitted an initial proposal and was selected as one of the finalists for a chance to win $10 million (category: communities with populations under 500,000), to be used for implementing all aspects of a proposed plan.

March 6, 2019 - 9:00am

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

 
8TH ST E EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM MCKERCHER DR TO ACADIA DR 
(Tree pruning) 

March 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
CLARENCE AVE S SB CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 7TH ST E 
Two-way traffic maintained in NB lanes 

March 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
There are no new road restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 

March 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

March 1, 2019 - 2:22pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Calgary Roughnecks at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, March 2 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.

March 1, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
7TH AVE N SB CLOSED FROM KING ST TO QUEEN ST 
(Sanitary sewer lining) 

February 28, 2019 - 3:05pm

The Spring / Summer Leisure Guide will be delivered to Saskatoon households on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, and can be picked up at any indoor Leisure Centre, Saskatoon Public Library location, or City Hall. The Guide will also be available online at saskatoon.ca/leisureguide beginning Monday, March 4.

The Leisure Guide is Saskatoon’s go-to source for fitness programs, recreational activities, and arts and culture opportunities for all ages and abilities.  

February 28, 2019 - 11:00am

The outside lane of Circle Drive westbound approaching College Drive will be closed at 5 a.m. this morning while crews repair a traffic pole. The lane is expected to reopen by 10 a.m.

Please slow down when passing workers and obey work zone signage. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

February 28, 2019 - 5:04am

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

February 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

Approximately 90 percent of glass is broken by the time it is sorted for recycling.

In a step to improve the amount of glass that can be recycled, a pilot program in partnership with SARCAN will enable residents to take their glass items to SARCAN depots.

February 27, 2019 - 1:53pm

The public is invited to the opening ceremony for Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., in Council Chambers, City Hall.  The ceremony will include greetings from His Worship Mayor Charlie Clark; Judge David Arnot, Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission; Namarta Kochar, Vice Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee; and, Dr. Manuela Valle-Castro, Chair of the Saskatoon Anti-Racism Network.  A flag raising in Civic Square (outdoors at City Hall - 23rd Street) will follow the ceremony.

February 27, 2019 - 11:16am

Bullying Stops Here. That’s the message the City is supporting as it encourages residents and civic staff to combat bullying at school, work, home and online by practicing kindness and wearing pink on Wednesday, February 27.

To raise awareness of the initiative, Transit buses can be spotted around the city sporting pink t-shirts. The t-shirts are spray painted on and will stay until the vehicles are washed.

February 27, 2019 - 6:00am

February 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

February 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CIRCLE DR E SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

February 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

February 22, 2019 - 2:38pm

Traffic lights at the intersection of 11th Street and Dundonald Avenue will be temporarily replaced with a 4-way stop on Sunday, February 24 while traffic signal equipment is being replaced. This work is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to take approximately 10 hours to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

February 22, 2019 - 7:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Colorado Mammoth at SaskTel Centre on Friday, February 22 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.

February 22, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CIRCLE DR E NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 
Start: February 22, 9:00 a.m. End: February 22, 4:00 p.m. 
 

February 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Marie Lopes is an arts educator, curator and administrator, and the Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Engagement for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. She is recognized nationally for her innovative work connecting professional artists and communities to create, present, and experience art together.

February 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Overnight flurries have caused slippery patches on Saskatoon roads this morning. Plows, graders and sanders will continue to focus on high traffic roads such as Circle Drive, 8th Street, Idylwyld Drive and 22nd Street to improve conditions.

What you can expect:

February 21, 2019 - 8:48am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
8TH ST E WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM MCKERCHER DR TO ACADIA DR
(Tree pruning)
Start: February 21, 9:00 a.m. End: February 21, 4:00 p.m.
 
PRESTON AVE S SB CLOSED FROM WILSON CRES TO DUMONT CRES
(Water sewer line replacement)
Start: February 21, 9:00 a.m. End: February 21, 4:00 p.m.
 

February 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

CIRCLE DR E NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

February 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

For the eighth consecutive year, the City of Saskatoon has been selected as one of Saskatchewan’s 2019 Top Employers. The competition recognizes Saskatchewan employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

“The success of everything we do at the City of Saskatoon depends on the expertise, skills and commitment of our employees. That’s why we will continue to focus on employee engagement and creating a welcoming workplace where all people are encouraged to realize their potential,” says Chief Human Resources Officer Sarah Cameron.

February 19, 2019 - 12:39pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Snoop Dogg at SaskTel Centre on Tuesday, February 19 is available at the following times:

  • 6:45 p.m.
  • 7:15 p.m.
  • 7:45 p.m.
     

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

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

February 19, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 19TH ST E TO 1ST AVE S 
(Streetlight cable fault repair) 

February 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
LENORE DR EB CLOSED FROM CREE CRES TO PRIMROSE DR 
(Hydrant branch repair) 
2-way traffic maintained in WB lanes 

February 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) for the RAM Motorsports Spectacular at SaskTel Centre is available on the following dates and times:

Date               Event Time               Bus Departure

Feb 15            7:00 p.m.                    5:45, 6:15, 6:45

Feb 16            1:00 p.m.                    11:45, 12:15, 12:45

                        7:00 p.m.                    5:45, 6:15, 6:45
 

February 15, 2019 - 6:00am

Following a formal Request For Proposals for the lease to operate the Farmers’ Market Building in River Landing issued in October, 2018, the City will not be awarding a lease and the RFP is now cancelled.

February 14, 2019 - 5:02pm

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

 
There are no new road restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E 

February 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

The following are the City of Saskatoon’s Statutory Holiday hours and schedule changes for Family Day, Monday, February 18, 2019.

City Hall: All Administrative Offices will be CLOSED

Parking: Pay Parking Stations will not require payment on Monday, February 18. Motorists are still required to park their vehicles within area time limits posted.

Impound Lot: The Municipal Impound Lot will not be releasing vehicles to the public.

Saskatoon Public Library (all locations) CLOSED

February 14, 2019 - 9:12am

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

   
There are no new road restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E 

February 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
33RD ST W EB & WB CURB LANES CLOSED FROM AVE P N TO EDMONTON AVE
(Well monitoring)
Start: February 13, 9:00 a.m. End: February 13, 3:00 p.m.
 
ONGOING
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E
(Primary water main repair)

February 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
CIRCLE DR E NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT COLLEGE DR 
(Guardrail replacement) 

February 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is committed to the safety and well-being of all the animals in our care, with this in mind, the Zoo will be closed until Monday, February 11. With the forecasted cold temperatures over the coming days, the animal care team will be focused on providing a safe environment for all of the animals in our care.  The Park will remain open during the Zoo closure.

For more information on the Zoo, please visit saskatoon.ca/zoo.

February 8, 2019 - 3:39pm

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

 COLLEGE DRIVE WB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT CP RAIL OVERPASS
(Guardrail repair)
Start: February 11, 9:00 a.m. End: February 11, 5:00 p.m.

February 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW
 
 
8TH ST E WB CURB & CENTRE LANES CLOSED FROM LUTHER PL TO CHABEN PL 
(Water main repair) 

February 8, 2019 - 2:47pm

Circle Drive westbound at 1st Avenue has been reduced to one lane for an emergency traffic light repair. This work is expected to take approximately eight hours to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

1st Avenue will remain open during the repairs. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Check for Service Alerts on your bus route on your mobile device using one of the real-time apps including Google Maps transit or Transit app. 

February 8, 2019 - 10:45am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Calgary Roughnecks at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, February 9 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.

February 8, 2019 - 6:00am

The City Archives is pleased to be the recipient of several locally-themed collections including extensive photographic material and news clippings from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

“This is a significant community asset and gift,” says City Archivist Jeff O’Brien.  “We are grateful to both the Provincial Archives and the StarPhoenix to have the opportunity to keep and make available at the City Archives, this vital historical resource.”

February 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

The City Archives is pleased to be the recipient of several locally-themed collections including extensive photographic material and news clippings from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

“This is a significant community asset and gift,” says City Archivist Jeff O’Brien.  “We are grateful to both the Provincial Archives and the StarPhoenix to have the opportunity to keep and make available at the City Archives, this vital historical resource.”

February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW
 
 
IDYLWYLD DR S NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 1ST AVE S 
(Cable fault repair) 

February 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
There are no new road restrictions. 
 
ONGOING 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E 

February 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
ONGOING
 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E 
(Primary water main repair) 

February 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
FAITHFULL AVE NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 66TH ST E TO MARQUIS DR E 
(Directional boring) 

February 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

Approximately 15 centimetres of snow fell on Saskatoon between Thursday night and Saturday night. The City declared a snow event at 6 pm last night once the snow stopped and Environment Canada’s Snowfall Warning ended, which activates the 72-hour priority street grading process.

February 3, 2019 - 12:18pm

Environment Canada issued another snowfall warning for Saskatoon today, predicting a total of 10 cm from Friday to Sunday. Snow is expected to continue today, getting heavier tonight and into Sunday. City and contractor crews cleared and continue to apply pre-wet sand on Circle Drive for traction. Major roadways such as College Drive, 22nd Street, Idylwyld Drive and 8th Street were cleared overnight, and there are up to 10 high-speed plows, 31 graders, 20 sanders and 10 sidewalk plows cleaning up on priority streets.

February 2, 2019 - 2:57pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
8TH ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM SOMMERFELD AVE TO GROSVENOR AVE
(Connection cut off)
Start: February 4, 8:00 a.m. End: February 4, 4:00 p.m.
 
IDYLWYLD DR S NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM 22ND ST E TO 21ST ST E
(Signal upgrade)
Start: February 4, 10:30 a.m. End: February 4, 3:30 p.m.
 

February 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW
 
ONGOING

IDYLWYLD DR N NB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E
(Primary water main repair)
Start: January 21, 7:00 a.m. End: February 8, 5:00 p.m.

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(Interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

February 1, 2019 - 2:24pm

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