Dundonald, Saskatoon

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Dundonald
Neighborhood
Dundonald Streetscape
Dundonald Streetscape
Coordinates: 52°5′49″N 106°35′40″W / 52.09694°N 106.59444°W / 52.09694; -106.59444Coordinates: 52°5′49″N 106°35′40″W / 52.09694°N 106.59444°W / 52.09694; -106.59444
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Neighbourhood Dundonald
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 4)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Dundonald is one of many subdivisions of the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan which was built in the 1980s, and until recently was the farthest northwest quarter of the city of Saskatoon. The North West Development area is some of the latest land to be annexed by the city of Saskatoon, however is still zoned DAG1,2, and 3, which is agricultural land as of 2007. Dundonald surrounds a large landscaped park which hosts many soccer and baseball games. Most of the population works in sales & service, followed closely by those employed in the trades, transport, equipment operator, business, finance, and administration.[1] In comparison the neighbourhood of Dundonald with a 2001 census population of 5,285[2] is larger than the Saskatchewan city of Melville which had a population of 4,149 in 2006, and 4,453 in 2001 and Dundonald is also larger than the provincial city of Humboldt which was 4,998 in 2006, and 5,161 in 2001.[3] In Saskatchewan rural towns must maintain a population above 5,000 to apply for city status. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $298,832.[4]

History[edit]

The land was annexed for Dundonald between 1975–1979, and shortly thereafter construction began.[5] The community is named after Dundonald Avenue, a major arterial street at for years marked the western boundary of development in Saskatoon. The construction of the Circle Drive freeway resulted Dundonald Avenue between removed between 11th and 33rd Streets (and, later, between Mountbatten Street and Landfill Access Road), and for years two segments of the street remained, with the northern segment forming the eastern boundary of the Dundonald community; when construction got underway on the neighbourhood, however, the northern stretch of Dundonald Avenue was renamed Junor Avenue.

The name Dundonald was also at one point assigned to a proposed Dundonald Suburban Centre where 22nd Street intersected with Dundonald Avenue/Circle Drive.[6] This ultimately evolved into the Confederation Suburban Centre. Prior to that, however, Dundonald was also plotted as a potential neighbourhood in the 1913 planning document by City Commissioner Christopher J. Yorath, approximately where the final community is today.

Education[edit]

Dundonald School
St. Peter School
St. Peter School

Area Parks[edit]

  • Dundonald Park 19.31 acres (78,100 m2)
  • Princess Diana Multi-District Park

Transportation[edit]

City Transit[edit]

Dundonald is serviced by the City Transit Bus Route Saskatoon Transit; Route 4 Dundonald/Confederation Terminal/Willowgrove.

Layout[edit]

33rd Street is to the south and 37th Street to the north, and whereas these two streets run parallel to each other, there are no other numbered streets throughout the neighbourhood, Originally the grid layout was going to continue before the city decided to develop with the crescents and cul-de-sac layout instead. This neighbourhood constructed in the 1980s abandoned the grid style of road layout, leaving 33rd & 37th Streets the remaining numeric ones in the neighbourhood. Junor Avenue marks the eastern boundary and Hughes Drive serves as the western boundary, while 37th Street is the northern boundary and 33rd Street serves as the southern boundary.

The street names honour former City councillors.[12]

List of Dundonald Roads
Road name City Councillor
Bowman Lane, Crt, Crescent Bowman, Aden (1941–1952)
Bowman, Lillie F. (1955–1964)
Carrothers Court Carrothers, W.A. (1930)
Flavelle Court, Crescent Flavelle, W.T.A. (1953–54, 1961–66)
George Road Alexander, George
Heggie Court, Crescent Heggie, Robert A. (1954–1963)
Hughes Drive Hughes, Helen (1976–1980)
Hunt Road Hunt, George L. (1952–1954)
Junor Avenue (formerly Dundonald Avenue North) Junor, Donald (1968–1979)
Kirkpatrick Court, Crescent Kirkpatrick, W.P. (1923–1924)
Latrace Road Latrace, Harold (1964–1967)
Lennon Crescent Lennon, Thomas George (1973–1976)
Makaroff Road Makaroff, P.G. (1939)
Manning Crescent, Lane Manning, W.G. (1947–1951, 1954–1957)
McCann Way McCann, Peter (1982–85, 1991–2000)
Murray Place Murray, George (1928–1929)
Nesbitt Lane, Way, Crescent Nesbitt, W.G. (1948–1957)
Nixon Crescent Nixon, Howard (1982–1985)
O'Regan Court, Crescent O'Regan, W.B. (1931–1934)
Robinson Crescent Robinson, Gladys (1965)
Stacey Court, Crescent Stacey, Francis L. (1954–1956)
Sumner Place, Lane, Crescent Sumner, A.J.E. (1943–1945)
Ward Road, Court Ward, George (1968–1970)
Wedge Road Wedge, J.B. (1961–68, 1971–72)
[13]

Shopping[edit]

In the neighbouring subdivisions there is also these retail experiences.

See also[edit]

Recreation[edit]

In the neighbouring subdivision this facility is very nearby.

  • Cosmo Civic Centre & Ice Arena and Carlyle King Branch Library

Life[edit]

Dundonald Community Association maintains the ice rink in Dundonald Park, as well as provides leisure activities at both schools.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003 Neighbourhood Profiles URL accessed April 2, 2007
  2. ^ Parkridge Profile URL accessed April 9, 2007
  3. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profiles URL accessed April 4, 2007
  4. ^ "Dundonald". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  5. ^ Populace Spring 2006 URL accessed April 4, 2007
  6. ^ "Dundonald suburban area studied by city planners". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. July 26, 1966. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Dundonald | Saskatoon Public Schools URL accessed April 3, 2007
  8. ^ Dundonald School URL accessed April 3, 2007
  9. ^ Dundonald School Newsletter URL accessed April 4, 2007
  10. ^ St. Peter School URL accessed April 4, 2007
  11. ^ St. Peters School Newsletter URL accessed April 4, 2007
  12. ^ Dundonald Map URL accessed April 4, 2007
  13. ^ City of Saskatoon Archives - History of Saskatoon URL accessed April 4, 2007
  14. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Lots for ... URL accessed April 4, 2007

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