Massey Place, Saskatoon

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Massey Place
Neighborhood
Coordinates: 54°N 104°W / 54°N 104°W / 54; -104Coordinates: 54°N 104°W / 54°N 104°W / 54; -104
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Neighbourhood Massey Place
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 4)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 3,510
 • Average Income $41,971
Time zone UTC (UTC−6)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Massey Place, is a geographically localised subdivision of the Confederation Suburban Development Area in the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan which is nestled around Archibald McDonald Park. Mcdonald Park is centrally located along the northern perimeter of 33rd Street East. The school yards of both Vincent Massey School and Bishop Klein School have their western boundaries along Archibald McDonald Park which has as its resources ball diamonds, soccer pitches, winter ice rinks, and playground facilities. Massey Place neighbourhood is close to amenities provided by both the commercial district of 33rd Street East and the Confederation Suburban Centre.

Demographics[edit]

Massey Place with a 2001 census population of 3,510 is larger than the provincial town of Tisdale, the "Land of Rape and Honey" which showed a peak population of 3,500. In 2006, the population of Tisdale went down to 2,981 from the 2001 population of 3,063.[2] The population of Massey Place also dropped between 2001 and 1996 from 3,575 to 3,505, however Massey Place neighborhood had peaked in 1986 at 3,815.[3] Massey Place is also about the same size demographically as Caswell Hill which has a population of 3,505 folk. The family income of both the neighborhoods of Caswell Hill and Massey Place is approximately the same $40,217 to $41,971 respectively, the average home resale price is about $20,000 higher in Massey Place. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $261,700.[4]

Within the Confederation SDA, the neighbourhood of Massey Place is bounded to the north by 33rd Street East. It is basically triangular in shape. Confederation Drive is to the western limits, the lower tip of the triangle is foreshortened by Milton Street. The eastern limits are Circle Drive.[5]

Layout[edit]

The roads are laid out in a court system styling and all the roads begin with the letter "M". The only exception to the rule is Northumberland Drive.

  • Mackie Crescent
  • Macklem Drive
  • Madison Crescent
  • Mahoney Avenue
  • Malta Crescent
  • Marlborough Avenue, Crescent, Place
  • Matheson Drive
  • Maxwell Crescent
  • McKay Place
  • Milton Street
  • Moore Place
  • Morris Drive

Education[edit]

Area Parks[edit]

  • Archibald McDonald Park 13.49 acres (54,600 m2)

This park was named after Hudson's Bay Company Chief Factor Archibald McDonald (1790-1853)[7][8]

  • Marlborough Park 1.10 acres (4,500 m2)

Transportation[edit]

City Transit[edit]

Massey Place is serviced by the City Transit Bus Route Saskatoon Transit.

Shopping[edit]

Local convenience shops are found along 33rd Street East. The neighborhood is also near the Confederation Suburban Centre and the soon to be finished Blairmore Suburban Centre.

See also[edit]

History[edit]

The majority of dwellings were constructed in the 1960s with the construction tapering off in the 70's. The land for this community was annexed by the city of Saskatoon between 1960 and 1964, and construction began immediately.[9]

Life[edit]

Massey Place Community Association is very active, and with its membership base and volunteers promotes a wide variety of leisure activities for the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Massey Place Neighborhooed Map and Profile
  2. ^ DCP: 53 degrees north, 104 degrees west URL accessed April 10, 2007
  3. ^ 2006 Community Profiles Statistics Canada URL accessed April 10, 2007
  4. ^ "Massey Place". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  5. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product URL accessed January 27, 2007
  6. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). Lorraine Blashill, ed. From a little stone school... A story of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. pp. p.120. 
  7. ^ A Hudson's Bay Company Pioneer - Chief Factor Archibald McDonald of Fort Qu'Appelle URL accessed April 12, 2007
  8. ^ Wheat and Woman by Georgina Binnie-Clark: Saskatchewan pioneer pictures 1914 URL accessed April 12, 2007
  9. ^ Populace Spring 2006 URL accessed April 1, 2007

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