Greystone Heights, Saskatoon

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Greystone Heights
City of Saskatoon neighbourhood
Greystone Heights entrance sign
Greystone Heights entrance sign
Greystone Heights location map
Greystone Heights location map
Coordinates: 52°7′10″N 106°36′49″W / 52.11944°N 106.61361°W / 52.11944; -106.61361Coordinates: 52°7′10″N 106°36′49″W / 52.11944°N 106.61361°W / 52.11944; -106.61361
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Nutana
Neighbourhood Greystone Heights
Annexed 1955-1959
Construction 1946-1980
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 8)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Glen Penner
Area
 • Total 0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,525
 • Average Income $58,811
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website Greystone Heights Community Association
City of Saskatoon Neighborhoods

Greystone Heights is a mostly residential neighbourhood located in east-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a suburban subdivision, consisting mostly of low-density, single detached dwellings and a sizeable minority of apartment-style multiple-unit dwellings. As of 2007, the area is home to 2,525 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $58,811, an average dwelling value of $241,850 and a home ownership rate of 58.1%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $338,763.[2]

History[edit]

According to a 1913 map of registered subdivisions, Greystone Heights was originally split in two sections called Queens Park and Queens Park Addition, the latter of which overlapped into the present-day College Park neighbourhood.[3] The land for the neighbourhood was annexed by the city between 1955 and 1959.[4] The majority of home construction took place between 1961 and 1970, and was generally completed by 1980. The street names are mainly those of Canadian universities and professors.[1]

Government and politics[edit]

Greystone Park

Greystone Heights 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, Greystone Heights lies within the constituency of Saskatoon Greystone. It is currently represented by Rob Norris of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2007.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Greystone Heights lies within ward 8. It is currently represented by Councillor Glen Penner, who has served on city council during four periods: 1972-1976, 1979–1982, 1988–1994, and 2000–present.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Greystone Heights School
Greystone-Heights-School.jpg
Address
2721 Main Street
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7H 0M2,
Information
Opened 1961
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Derek Barss
Vice principal Brent Gordon
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Education system Public
Website
  • Greystone Heights School - public elementary, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division opened in 1961. This school features the Academically Talented (AcTal) program, which runs from grade 5-8.[5][6]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Morton Park (0.2 acres)
  • St. Patrick Park (1.4 acres)
  • Holland Park (1.7 acres)
  • Albert Milne Park (1.9 acres)
  • Greystone Heights (10.9 acres)

The Greystone Heights Community Association delivers a variety of recreational and leisure programs and coordinating sports programs so local children can participate in softball, baseball, soccer, and basketball. It also represents the interests of residents and promotes a sense of community in the area.[7]

Commercial[edit]

Commercial development is limited to the southern edge of the neighbourhood, where businesses lie within the 8th Street business district. Among these are several big-box stores, mostly on the north side of the street, including a location of Real Canadian Superstore; a Saskatoon Co-op grocery store operated in the area from the 1960s until 2014, when it relocated to The Centre mall. In addition, there are 29 home-based businesses in the neighbourhood.[1]

Location[edit]

Greystone Heights is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by 14th Street to the north, 8th Street to the south, Preston Avenue to the west, and Circle Drive to the east. Roads are laid out in a mix of local and collector roads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Greystone Heights neighbourhood profile - 2006" (PDF). City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-27. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Greystone Heights". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ O'Brien, Jeff; Ruth W. Millar; William P. Delainey (2006). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon: A History in Photographs. Coteau Books. p. 31. ISBN 1-55050-336-7. 
  4. ^ "Populace Spring 2006" (PDF). City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  5. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). "from a little stone school...History of Saskatoon Public Schools.". Saskatoon, SK: Modern press Ltd. p. 116. 
  6. ^ "Greystone Heights School". Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Varsity View Community Association". City of Saskatoon - Leisure Services & Community Development. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 

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