Confederation Park, Saskatoon

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Confederation Park
Neighborhood
Confederation Park School
Confederation Park School
Coordinates: 52°8′25″N 106°44′23″W / 52.14028°N 106.73972°W / 52.14028; -106.73972Coordinates: 52°8′25″N 106°44′23″W / 52.14028°N 106.73972°W / 52.14028; -106.73972
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Neighbourhood Confederation Park
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 3)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

The Confederation Park subdivision of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, is located west of the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon's west side.

History[edit]

The community first appeared on city maps in the late 1960s, with development commencing in the early 1970s. Most street names in the community are those of prominent politicians in Canadian history, primarily prime ministers, though others including governors-general have also been recognized. Full build-out of the neighborhood did not occur until the mid-2000s with the construction of one final street, Blakeney Crescent, honoring former Saskatchewan premier Allan Blakeney. In 2012, a small extension to the community was indicated as part of the area concept plan for the neighboring new area of Kensington, involving a short extension of Steeves Avenue to connect with a realigned 33rd Street. This will presumably facilitate the construction of a small number of additional dwellings.

Geography[edit]

The suburb is fashioned around Parc Canada, a 40.5-acre (164,000 m2) park area comprising Bishop Roberecki School and Confederation Park School. The northern boundary is 33rd Street West and the eastern is Confederation Drive. To the west of Confederation Park is a new neighborhood under development.[1]

Demographics[edit]

In 2006, the neighborhood consisted of 6,324 residents with an average family income of $50,210. At this time, the average household was valued at $143,142, and 72.7% of the population owned their own home. The family size was 2.9.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $261,031.[2]

Education[edit]

Confederation Park School is a public elementary school providing education for grade levels 1 to 8, approximately ages 5 to 13.[3] Bishop Roberecki School is a separate elementary school.

Street names[edit]

With the exception of 33rd Street, The roadways are mainly named after prominent prime ministers, premiers and fathers of confederation.[4]

List of Streets in Confederation Park
Street Name Politician
Bennett Place R. B. Bennett; 11th prime minister of Canada
Bernard Crescent Susan Agnes Bernard; wife of John A. Macdonald
Blakeney Crescent Allan Blakeney; 10th premier of Saskatchewan
Borden Crescent, Place Robert Borden; 8th prime minister of Canada
Byng Avenue Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy; 12th Governor General of Canada
Carter Crescent, Way Frederick Carter; Father of confederation
Cartier Crescent George-Étienne Cartier; Father of confederation
Chandler Place Edward Barron Chandler; Father of confederation
Confederation Drive, Crescent, Place Named in honour of the confederation in 1867
Diefenbaker Drive John G. Diefenbaker; 13th prime minister of Canada
Dominion Crescent Named in honour of the confederation in 1867
Douglas Crescent Tommy Douglas; 7th premier of Saskatchewan
Fisher Crescent Charles Fisher; Father of confederation
Galt Court Alexander Tilloch Galt; Father of confederation
John A. Macdonald Road John A. Macdonald; 1st prime minister of Canada
Laurier Drive Wilfrid Laurier; 7th prime minister of Canada
McCully Crescent Jonathan McCully; Father of confederation
McGee Crescent D'Arcy McGee; Father of confederation
Meighen Crescent Arthur Meighen; 9th prime minister of Canada
Palmer Place Edward Palmer; Father of confederation
Pearson Place Lester B. Pearson; 14th prime minister of Canada
Shea Crescent Ambrose Shea; Father of confederation
Smallwood Crescent Joey Smallwood; 1st premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
St. Laurent Crescent Louis St. Laurent; 12th prime minister of Canada
Steeves Avenue William Steeves; Father of confederation
Tilley Avenue Samuel Leonard Tilley; Father of confederation
Tupper Crescent Charles Tupper; 6th prime minister of Canada
Whelan Crescent, Lane, Way Edward Whelan; Father of confederation
[4]

References[edit]

  • Bill Barry, Geographic Names of Saskatchewan (Regina: People Places Publishing, 2005)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neighbourhood Profiles 2007". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2008-05-13. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Confederation Park". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Confederation Park: Saskatoon Public Schools". SPSD. 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  4. ^ a b Populace Spring 2006 URL accessed April 9, 2007

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