College Park, Saskatoon

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College Park
City of Saskatoon neighbourhood
Dr. Gerhard Herzberg Park
Dr. Gerhard Herzberg Park
College Park location map
College Park location map
Coordinates: 52°7′16″N 106°35′42″W / 52.12111°N 106.59500°W / 52.12111; -106.59500Coordinates: 52°7′16″N 106°35′42″W / 52.12111°N 106.59500°W / 52.12111; -106.59500
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Lakewood
Neighbourhood College Park
Annexed 1955-1959
Construction 1961-1980
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 8)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Eric Olauson
Area
 • Total 1.78 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,470
 • Average Income $65,133
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website www.collegeparksaskatoon.com

College Park is a primarily residential neighbourhood located in the east-central part of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The majority of its residents live in single-family detached dwellings, with a sizable minority of high-density, multiple-unit dwellings. As of 2011, the area is home to 5,470 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $65,133, an average dwelling value of $232,228 and a home ownership rate of 58.9%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $299,844.[2]

History[edit]

Before being part of Saskatoon, the land for College Park was used for agriculture. George Stephenson, who ranched in the Dundurn area in the 1880s, operated a dairy farm in along 8th Street until 1911. The intersection of 8th Street and Central Avenue (now Acadia Drive) was referred to as "Stephenson's Corner" for many years. The streetcar line from Saskatoon to Sutherland ran east down 8th Street and turned north into Sutherland.[3]

The land where College Park now exists was annexed in the period between 1955 and 1959. Home construction was at its peak from 1961 until 1980, though the "College Park" name wasn't applied until the late 1960s. As late as 1965 the community was being promoted by homebuilders under the name East Greystone (after the adjacent Greystone Heights).[4]

Many streets are named after Canadian universities and professors.[5] College Park School was opened in 1966.[6]

Government and politics[edit]

College Park 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 Sutherland. It is currently represented by Joceline Schriemer of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2007.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, College Park lies within ward 8. It is currently represented by Councillor Eric Olauson, who was first elected in 2012.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

École College Park School
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École College Park School
Address
3440 Harrington Street
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7H 3Y4,
Information
School type Public
Opened 1966
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Superintendent Dean Newton
Area trustee Darrell Utley
Principal Arlene Schmalz
Vice principal Hilton Jay
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Education system Elementary
Website
Cardinal Leger School
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Cardinal Leger School
Address
141 Campion Crescent
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7H 3T8,
Information
School type Separate
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division
Principal G. Werbicki
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Education system Elementary
Website

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Glacier Park North (1.0 acres)
  • Glacier Park South (3.1 acres)
  • Dr. Gerhard Herzberg Park (16.0 acres)

The College Park Community Association coordinates sports for youth, delivers recreational and leisure programs for all ages, and organizes social and fundraising events.[9]

Commercial[edit]

The southern boundary of College Park is the east end of the 8th Street business district. Several strip malls, including the Circle Centre Mall and the College Park Mall, line the street from Circle Drive to McKercher Drive. There is also a mini-mall with businesses along the north leg of Acadia Drive. A major enclosed shopping mall, The Centre, lies on the south side of 8th Street in neighboring Wildwood.

Location[edit]

College Park is located within the Lakewood Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by 8th Street to the south, McKercher Drive to the east, College Drive to the north, and Circle Drive to the west. Inside those boundaries, the roads are a mix of local roads and collector roads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Park" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  2. ^ "West College Park". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ Duerkop, John (2000). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon's History in Street Names. Purich Publishing. p. 237. ISBN 1895830168. 
  4. ^ "Springtime is Now in Lovely East Greystone - Engineered Homes (home builder advertisement)". The StarPhoenix. March 16, 1965. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  5. ^ Populace Spring 2006 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, p. 5 
  6. ^ a b "École College Park School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Cardinal Leger School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Evan Hardy Collegiate". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  9. ^ "College Park". Community Associations. City of Saskatoon - Community Services Department. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 

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