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Cool off this summer at any of the City of Saskatoon spray pads in various locations around the city.  Summer spray pads will open for the season on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 10 a.m., and will be operational daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please note, spray pad sites located on or near school grounds have timers and are set to turn spray features off during recess and lunch breaks.  Shut-off times will vary according to individual school schedules.  All spray pads are activated by push buttons located near the spray features.

May 29, 2019 - 1:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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25TH ST E ALL MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 1ST AVE N 

May 28, 2019 - 2:55pm

The City’s Summer Leisure Mini Guide (Mini Guide) will be conveniently delivered to households with the weekly Bridges publication on Friday, May 31, 2019.  It will also be available for pick up at any indoor Leisure Centre or Saskatoon Public Library location, and will be available online on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

May 28, 2019 - 9:00am

Saskatoon Transit’s 2nd Annual Student Art Contest closes Thursday, May 30. Grade three and seven students can submit artwork representing Active Transportation to their teachers by the end of the school day. Teachers must email Saskatoon Transit (transit.services@Saskatoon.ca) by 5:00 p.m to let us know you have a pick-up. 

Two winners will be chosen, one from each grade to have their art displayed on City transit buses throughout the summer.

May 28, 2019 - 8:00am

Starting Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 a.m., 1st Avenue North between 24th Street East and 25th Street East will be closed for roadway patching. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while this necessary work is completed. 

May 28, 2019 - 6:00am

At its meeting today, City Council approved Bylaw No. 9572, The Traffic Amendment Bylaw, 2019 that increases the city-wide on-street parking limit from 36 hours to 72 hours, except as otherwise indicated by a sign or provided for in the bylaw.

This Amendment does not change the requirements for recreational vehicles or parking restrictions for street maintenance.  Recreational vehicles will continue to have a 36-hour restriction and then must not park on a city street for at least 48 hours.

May 27, 2019 - 4:11pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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RUTH ST E WB LANES CLOSED FROM EASTLAKE AVE TO NORMAN CRES
(Sewer lining)
Start: May 28, 7:00 a.m. End: May 28, 4:00 p.m.
 
1ST AVE N SB LANES CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE N TO PRINCESS ST
(Sewer lining)
Start: May 28, 7:00 a.m. End: May 28, 5:00 p.m.
 
CENTRAL AVE NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 115TH ST

May 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

Spring is a busy time of year for projects in the yard, garden, and around the home.  Homeowners and contractors with property adjacent to a civic park may wish to use the park as an access point for deliveries, equipment, and/or vehicles related to their projects.

The City would like to remind homeowners and contractors that a permit is required before accessing a park to ensure the safety and enjoyment of these spaces for everyone.

May 27, 2019 - 1:00pm

The City of Saskatoon, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre and the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, has received a National Planning Excellence Award of Merit from the Canadian Institute of Planners in the category of Planning for Reconciliation for ayisīnowak: A Communications Guide.

May 27, 2019 - 8:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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VICTORIA AVE NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 6TH ST E  
(Sewer lining) 

May 24, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
COLLEGE DR EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT MCORMOND DR 
(Paint removal) 

May 24, 2019 - 2:27pm

The City is twinning a section of Wanuskewin Road north of the 71st Street intersection beginning on Monday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m. Wanuskewin Road will remain open with two-way traffic maintained in the northbound lanes. The project is expected to take approximately five months to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

May 24, 2019 - 1:00pm

Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy and the middle class.

May 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

Investing in local water and wastewater systems is key to improving people’s quality of life, protecting waterways and positioning communities for growth.

Today, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Saskatoon Westview MLA David Buckingham on behalf of Saskatchewan Government Relations Minister Warren Kaeding, announced funding for three new water and wastewater projects in the province.

May 24, 2019 - 11:25am

Forestry Farm Park Drive will be undergoing road reconstruction starting 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27. The work is expected to take four days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

During this time, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo will remain open. Detours will be in place to ensure access to the park and zoo. Parking will be restricted around the work zone. 

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo will be closed early at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27 and Wednesday, May 29 to complete the reconstruction in main access areas.

May 24, 2019 - 11:00am

The City of Saskatoon, Métis Nation - Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Tribal Council, along with the 98 business and community organization members of Reconciliation Saskatoon gathered in Civic Square outside City Hall today to raise the Reconciliation flag. In honour of the warriors who endured the residential school era, the ceremony also remembers all those affected by the Sixties Scoop, Day Schools, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

May 24, 2019 - 10:15am

As work continues on the McOrmond Drive and College Drive interchange, crews will be closing the ramp that allows eastbound traffic on College Drive to go northbound on McOrmond Drive. The ramp will be closed for one day - Saturday, May 25, 2019 beginning at 5:00 a.m.

To go northbound onto McOrmond Drive, drivers will continue east onto the exit ramp and turn left at the stop sign on top of the interchange.

Work on the McOrmond Drive and College Drive interchange and the new interchange at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 will be complete this summer.

May 24, 2019 - 8:00am

Starting Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 a.m., 4th Avenue North between 25th Street East and Queen Street will be closed for sanitary sewer lining work. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

May 24, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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22ND ST E WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE N TO 3RD AVE N 
(Craning to rooftop) 

May 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
QUEEN ST EB ROAD CLOSED FROM 8TH AVE N TO SPADINA CRES E 
(Sewer lining) 

May 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Cher at SaskTel Centre on Thursday, May 23 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.

May 22, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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IDYLWYLD SERVICE RD NB LANES CLOSED FROM MARQUIS DR E TO 71ST ST E 
(Ditch remediation) 

May 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

The intersection at Victoria Avenue and Ash Street will be fully closed Wednesday, May 22 for water main rehabilitation. There will be no access to tharea during this work, which is expected to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

May 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Repairs to traffic signal lights at Warman Road and Assiniboine Drive are now complete. Normal operations have been fully restored at this intersection.

Yesterday afternoon, a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Warman Road and Assiniboine Drive caused considerable damage to the traffic control equipment and the concrete pad that supports it. This damage resulted in the intersection operating as a 3-way stop while crews worked to repair the concrete pad and restore the traffic control equipment.

May 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

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

May 17, 2019 - 3:51pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N SB LANES CLOSED FROM 31ST ST W TO 29TH ST W 
(Power pole replacement) 

May 17, 2019 - 3:24pm

The intersection at 25th Street and 1st Avenue will be fully closed Saturday, May 18 for a water main replacement. There will be no access to the location during this work, which is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

May 17, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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22ND ST E WB LANES CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE N TO 3RD AVE N 
(Crane lift) 

May 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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7TH AVE N NB & SB INTERMITTENT LANE RESTRICTIONS FROM QUEEN ST TO WINDSOR ST 
(Roadway patching) 

May 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

The intersection at 33rd Street and Edmonton Avenue will operate as a four-way stop until mid-morning on Thursday, May 16. The traffic signal pole is in need of replacement, but crews must wait for the wind to calm before it can be installed. The westbound curb lane of 33rd Street leading up to the intersection is also closed.

May 15, 2019 - 3:50pm

It's the long weekend and on Victoria Day, Monday, May 20, 2019, the City of Saskatoon will have a number of adjusted civic services and altered holiday hours, details below.

City Hall:  All Administrative Offices are closed

Pay Parking Stations: NO payment required on Monday, May 20
Reminder, motorists are still required to park their vehicles within area time limits posted

Municipal Impound Lot: Vehicles will not be released to the public

May 15, 2019 - 2:11pm

With the warm weather comes renovation season. As you plan that new garage or addition, remember that any building and development work in Saskatoon must adhere by the new energy efficiency requirements that came into effect on January 1, 2019.

May 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

Drivers may expect delays on expressways including Circle Drive Monday to Thursday evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for the next three to four weeks, with street sweeping beginning this Wednesday, May 15.

Drivers are asked to stay back a minimum of 15 metre (about 2.5 car lengths) and to use extreme caution, slowing to 60 km/h, when passing. The street sweeping vehicles will travel with a Saskatoon Police Service escort to enforce speeding and other work zone infractions. On and off ramps will be temporarily closed while sweeping is being completed.

May 15, 2019 - 8:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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VIC BLVD EB CLOSED FROM HUNTER RD TO HIGHWAY 11 
(Milling & paving) 

May 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

Starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, Lorne Avenue between Isabella Street East and Hilliard Street East will be closed for repairs to the water and sewer connections. Detours will be in place. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

May 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

The City of Saskatoon is hosting Bike to Work Day YXE on Wednesday, May 15, 2019: an initiative that encourages citizens to choose active transportation and to celebrate those who already use their bicycles to get to and from work and other commitments.

Anyone participating in Bike to Work Day YXE should note the following tips and information:

May 14, 2019 - 10:00am

The City of Saskatoon is getting provincial funding to create a more visible pedestrian crossing at Clarence Avenue and 14th Street. The $45,000 grant, funded through photo speed enforcement proceeds, will go toward pavement markings, signage, special illumination and pedestrian-activated amber flashing beacons. 

May 13, 2019 - 4:09pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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May 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Kinsmen Park Archway Sign located at the intersection of Kinsmen Avenue and 25th Street will undergo upgrades.  The Archway Sign was listed in the Kinsmen Park Master Plan as an item that should be assessed with the intent of preserving and restoring the landmark, which has been part of the park since the 1950s.  

Within the Archway Sign upgrade project, the sign will be removed from its foundation, and taken off site to be sand-blasted and re-painted.  The masonry piers and support structure will be replaced and the sign will be re-installed.

May 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

Lawson Civic Centre opened its doors to the public on March 11, 1989, and is currently one of six leisure centres operated by the City of Saskatoon.  It features a tropical pool and wave pool, fitness facilities, meeting and recreational space, and the Rusty MacDonald Branch Library all under one roof.

The public is invited to participate in Lawson Civic Centre’s 30th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Cupcakes and coffee (10:00.a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and a balloon twister (4:50 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.) will be part of the event.

May 13, 2019 - 1:02pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see John Fogerty at SaskTel Centre on Monday, May 13 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.

May 13, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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CLARENCE AVE S NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM 2ND ST E TO 4TH ST E 
(Sewer lining) 

May 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

*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 
(Craning to rooftop) 

May 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

Starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, Broadway Avenue between Adelaide Street East and Hilliard Street East will be closed for roadway patching. Detours will be in place. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

May 10, 2019 - 1:00pm

The accessible play structure in WW Ashley Park, located off Taylor Street East between Lansdowne Avenue and Clarence Avenue South, will be closed from Monday, May 13 to Thursday, May 16 while the rubberized surface under the play equipment is being repaired and a protective coating is applied to the material.  The revitalized play surface will create a safer play area and maximize the life span of the play equipment.

May 10, 2019 - 11:00am

Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park (945 Spadina Crescent East) will open for the season on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Hours of operation are as follows:
May and June
Monday to Friday - 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

July to September 4
Daily - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

May 10, 2019 - 10:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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COLLEGE DR WB CURB LANE CLOSED AT MCORMOND DR 
(Material removal) 

May 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

There were fewer complaints about fire pits following last year’s bylaw change, a City report says.

“Overall, the past year has gone as expected with the rate of complaints dropping off slightly; we’re effectively using the tools available to us for enforcement action,” says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl. “Because of the increased enforcement, we have had a reduction in the number of repeated complaints to the same locations.”

The Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services will consider the report at its regular meeting Monday, May 13.

May 9, 2019 - 10:32am

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