Arbor Creek, Saskatoon

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Arbor Creek
City of Saskatoon neighborhood
Arbor Creek entrance sign
Arbor Creek entrance sign
Arbor Creek location map
Arbor Creek location map
Coordinates: 52°7′56″N 106°34′5″W / 52.13222°N 106.56806°W / 52.13222; -106.56806Coordinates: 52°7′56″N 106°34′5″W / 52.13222°N 106.56806°W / 52.13222; -106.56806
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area University Heights
Neighbourhood Arbor Creek
Annexed 1980-1984
Construction 1996-2006
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 10)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Zach Jeffries
Area
 • Total 1.42 km2 (0.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,654
 • Average Income $99,489
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website Erindale/Arbor Creek Community Association

Arbor Creek is a primarily residential neighbourhood located in northeast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is mostly made up of low-density single detached dwellings. As of 2006, the area is home to 4,654 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a high-income area, with an average family income of $99,631, an average dwelling value of $327,262 and a home ownership rate of 92.5%.[1][2] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $416,596.[3]

History[edit]

The land on which Arbor Creek now sits was annexed between 1980 to 1984.[2] The majority of residential construction was done between 1996 and 2006, with a small amount of construction before this (the area first appeared on city maps in the late 1980s, branded as part of the neighboring Erindale community before being split off in the early 1990s). The housing stock is composed mostly of low density, single detached houses.[1] Roadways feature the names of prominent local personalities, many of them musicians, as well as several former mayors:[2]

  • Adaskin Cove - Murray Adaskin, LL.D., D.Mus.; conductor, composer, teacher and violinist.[4]
  • Beckett Green - Garth Beckett; pianist with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.[5]
  • Buckwold Cove - Sidney Buckwold; former mayor of Saskatoon and former Liberal senator.
  • Budz Bay, Lane, Terrace, Crescent, Green - Victor James Budz; firefighter killed in the Queen's Hotel Fire on May 31, 1980.[6]
  • Guenter Terrace Crescent, Bay - Dennis Aron Guenter; firefighter killed in the Queen's Hotel Fire on May 31, 1980.[7]
  • Kaplan Green - Dr. David L. Kaplan, C.M.; winner of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, former head of the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Music and former conductor of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.[8]
  • McFarland Place - Reginald B. McFarland; Professor of Music.[9]
  • Overholt Crescent, Terrace, Court - Dorothy Overholt; Saskatoon Symphony concertmaster.[10]
  • Sears Cove: Herbert S. "Bert" Sears, former mayor of Saskatoon
  • Wright Way, Court, Crescent, Terrace, Place, Bay - Clifford Wright, former mayor of Saskatoon

Government and politics[edit]

Arbor Creek exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—Humboldt. It is currently represented by Brad Trost of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Silver Springs. It is currently represented by Ken Cheveldayoff of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Arbor Creek lies within ward 10. It is currently represented by Zach Jeffries, first elected in 2012.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

No schools exist in Arbor Creek. Though land was set aside for schools, the public and separate school boards decided to build schools in the adjacent Willowgrove neighbourhood.[11][12] The land is now being readied for more single-family homes.[13] Schools also already exist in the adjacent Erindale and Forest Grove neighbourhoods.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Arbor Creek Linear Park
  • Kaplan Green (0.6 acres)
  • Beckett Green Pocket Park (1.8 acres)
  • Budz Green Pocket Park (2.1 acres)
  • Arbor Creek Linear Park (7.0 acres)
  • Arbor Creek Neighbourhood Park (20.7 acres)

The Erindale/Arbor Creek Community Association organizes events and activities for its residents. Programs operate out of Father Robinson and Dr. John G. Egnatoff Schools as well as neighbourhood parks. The Association also plays an important role in representing the interests of residents in key community issues such as schools and parks.[14]

Commercial[edit]

There is no commercial development in Arbor Creek. 51 home-based businesses exist in the area.[1]

Location[edit]

Arbor Creek is located within the University Heights Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by McOrmond Drive to the east, Highway 5 and the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks to the south, Berini Drive to the west, and Kerr Road to the north. Kenderdine Road is the subdivision's main collector road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Arbor Creek neighbourhood profile - 2007" (PDF). City of Saskatoon. 2007. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Populace Spring 2006" (PDF). City of Saskatoon. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Arbor Creek". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Honorary degree recipients :: University of Saskatchewan Archives". Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Beckett, Garth". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  6. ^ "Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation". Archived from the original on 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Recipient Biographies" (PDF). November 2006. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  9. ^ "On Campus News". 2003-04-18. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  10. ^ "Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra". Historica Foundation of Canada. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  11. ^ Martin, Michelle (2007-06-26). "Willowgrove school gets priority" (PDF). The StarPhoenix. CanWest. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  12. ^ Wagner, Brendan (December 13, 2010). "Saskatoon subdivision comes to grips with elimination of planned school". News Talk 650. Rawlco Radio. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  13. ^ David, Hutton (October 18, 2010). "Arbor Creek school sites eyed". The StarPhoenix. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  14. ^ "Erindale/Arbor Creek Community Association". City of Saskatoon - Leisure Services & Community Development. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 

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