Confederation Suburban Centre, Saskatoon

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Confederation Suburban Centre
City of Saskatoon neighborhood
Housing complex in Confederation Suburban Centre
Housing complex in Confederation Suburban Centre
Coordinates: 52°7′57″N 106°43′17″W / 52.13250°N 106.72139°W / 52.13250; -106.72139Coordinates: 52°7′57″N 106°43′17″W / 52.13250°N 106.72139°W / 52.13250; -106.72139
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 3)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 580
 • Average Income $22,873
Townhouse Complex in Confederation Suburban Centre

Confederation Suburban Centre is a community in the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which consists primarily of commercial development.

Demographics[edit]

Confederation Suburban Centre contains Confederation Park Mall, Cosmo Civic Centre, Plaza 22, Carlyle King Library, Fairhaven Bowl and The Real Canadian Superstore. Confederation Suburban Centre has a straight northern boundary that does not follow any roadway, but follows along the edge of the Massey Place Neighborhood around and about Milton Street and a southernmost tip at 11th Street East. It has an eastern boundary along Circle Drive. The western boundary is Diefenbaker Drive between 22nd Street and extends north from here to about Milton Street. The western boundary on the southern portion of 22nd Street encompasses Confederation Inn, and all retail sectors which are east of Fairmount Drive, and north of Fairlight Drive. The western boundary continues along the course of Circle Drive until 11th Street taking in the SGI complex, the Jehovah Witness Hall and the Baseball Diamonds and some of W.A. Reid Park.

History[edit]

Planning for a suburban centre near the intersection of what was then 22nd Street and Dundonald Avenue (Dundonald later became Circle Drive) was underway by the spring of 1966.[2] At that time, the area was to be called the Dundonald Suburban Centre, and would have been located east of Dundonald Avenue/Circle Drive, north of 22nd Street and south of 29th Street (an area now part of the Mount Royal residential community).[3]

Most of the amenities were constructed between 1970 and 1990. The area was designated a Suburban Centre in the 1980s; prior to this the portion north of 22nd Street was considered part of the Confederation Park community and the area to the south part of Fairhaven.

Layout[edit]

This area comprises mainly non residential development between the neighboring communities. It makes use of land area on the west side of the major interchange between 22nd Street and Circle Drive.

Shopping Malls[edit]

The Confederation Suburban Center contains 400 operating businesses which is 8% of Saskatoon's retail sector[4]

Confederation Mall[edit]

Further information: Confederation Mall

Plaza 22[edit]

Plaza 22 Mall is a strip mall consisting of a Blockbuster video store, Dollar Store, Fabricland, and a hair salon.

22nd Street Arterial Commercial District[edit]

This is a neighborhood of shopping amenities. Several strip malls complement the area and nestle around Canadian Tire, and The Real Canadian Superstore offering a wide variety of goods and services.

22nd Street Arterial Commercial District, Plaza 22 Strip Mall, Canadian Tire, Superstore, and Royal Square Strip Mall.

See also[edit]

List of shopping malls in Saskatoon

Recreation[edit]

  • Bowling Pin House
  • Fairhaven Bowl

Cosmo Civic Centre[edit]

  • Gymnasium
  • Racquetball and Wallyball Court
  • Fitness Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Theatre
  • Combatives Room
  • Carlyle King Branch Library

Area Parks[edit]

  • Charlottetown Parks
  • W.A. Reid Park

Transportation[edit]

22nd Street (Highway 14) is a major thoroughfare through Saskatoon Highway 14 connects with Asquith, Biggar Wilkie, Unity, and Macklin en route to Alberta.

City Transit[edit]

Saskatoon Transit Bus Terminal Mall located on the north side of the Confederation Park Parking Lot along Laurier Drive.

  • Route 1 Westview/Wildwood
  • Route 2 Meadowgreen/8th Street
  • Route 3 Riversdale/College Park
  • Route 4 Dundonald/Willowgrove
  • Route 5 Fairhaven/Briarwood
  • Route 22 McCormack Road/City Centre
  • Route 23 Blairmore/Hampton Village
  • Route 50 Pacific Heights/Lakeview (DART)
  • Route 60 Confederation Park/Lakeridge (DART)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighborhood Profiles
  2. ^ "First building here in 1883: Now fine, modern city". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. May 19, 1966. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dundonald suburban area studied by city planners". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. July 26, 1966. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Business Profile URL accessed February 3, 2007
  5. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product URL accessed January 27, 2007

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