Holliston, Saskatoon

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Holliston
City of Saskatoon neighbourhood
Wiggins Park
Wiggins Park
Holliston location map
Holliston location map
Coordinates: 52°6′39″N 106°37′48″W / 52.11083°N 106.63000°W / 52.11083; -106.63000Coordinates: 52°6′39″N 106°37′48″W / 52.11083°N 106.63000°W / 52.11083; -106.63000
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Nutana
Neighbourhood Holliston
Annexed 1955-1959
Construction 1961-1970
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 6)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Charlie Clark
Area
 • Total 1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,412
 • Average Income $51,674
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website Holliston Community Association

Holliston is a primarily residential neighbourhood located in the southeast part of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It includes part of the 8th Street business district. Just over half of its dwellings are single detached houses, with a sizeable minority of duplex or apartment-style multiple unit dwellings. As of 2007, the area is home to 3,412 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $51,674, and a home ownership rate of 62.8%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $357,590.[2]

History[edit]

The land where Holliston now exists was annexed in the period between 1911 and 1919.[3] On a 1913 map of registered subdivisions, the land was divided into several parcels, with names such as Nutana Hill, University Homes, Nutana Park and University Park.[4] The area was not actively developed until after World War II, with home construction at its peak from 1946 until 1970.[1] Holliston School was built in 1956.[5] The Edmund Heights low-income property was developed in the 1950s as one of several limited dividend housing projects constructed in Saskatoon.[6]

Government and politics[edit]

Holliston exists within the federal electoral district of Blackstrap. It is currently represented by Lynne Yelich of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Provincially, the area straddles two constituencies. North of Taylor Street is within the constituency of Saskatoon Greystone and is represented by Rob Norris of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2007. South of Taylor Street is within the constituency of Saskatoon Eastview and is represented by Judy Junor of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Holliston lies within ward 6. It is represented by Councillor Charlie Clark, first elected in 2006 and re-elected by acclamation in 2009.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Holliston School
Holliston-School.jpg
Address
1511 Louise Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 2R2,
Information
School type Public Elementary
School district Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Lori Florence
Vice principal Shauna Perreault
Classes offered Kindergarten to Grade 8
Website
Sion Middle School
Sion-Middle-School.jpg
Sion Middle School
Address
2010 7th Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7H 5K6,
Information
School type Separate Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Closed June 2010
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division
Principal Lorenz, S.
Vice principal Hanson, J.
Grades Grade 6 to Grade 9
Website
  • Holliston School - public elementary, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division.[7] It was opened in 1956 and was named after William Holliston, who taught in Saskatoon schools from 1903 to 1940.[8] Alumni of note include Shaun Verrault and Safwan Javed, who met and became friends at school. They would go on to form the band Wide Mouth Mason.[9]
  • Sion Middle School - separate (Catholic) "middle years", part of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division.[10] Located in the old St. Charles School, It was an alternative program school for Grades 6 to 9, where students were taught individualized academics with practical arts, guidance and behavioral support.[11] Because of declining enrolment, the school board decided to close the school at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.[12]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Jeffrey Park - 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
  • Wiggins Park - 2.9 acres (1.2 ha)
  • Canon Smith Park - 4.6 acres (1.9 ha)
  • Holliston Park - 5.4 acres (2.2 ha)

George Ward Pool is a public swimming pool that operates during the summer months.[13] It opened on July 29, 1965[14] and was named after George Ward, a longtime administrator, official and organizer of sport programs in Saskatchewan.[15]

The Holliston Community Association serves Holliston as well as the east part of the Haultain neighbourhood. It operates programs including sports for children/youth and fitness, recreation and leisure for all ages.[16]

Commercial[edit]

Holliston's northern border is part of the 8th Street business district. 46 home-based businesses exist in the neighbourhood.

Location[edit]

Holliston is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by 8th Street to the north, Preston Avenue to the east, Adelaide Street to the south, and Cumberland Avenue, Isabella Street, and Wiggins Avenue to the west. Louise Avenue, a collector road, roughly bisects the neighbourhood from north to south. Taylor Street, an arterial road, divides the neighbourhood into a northern two-thirds part and southern one-third part. Streets are laid out in both traditional grid and modern curved patterns. Streets are named after early pioneers from the Saskatoon area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Holliston neighbourhood profile" (PDF). City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2007. Retrieved 2009-11-07. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Holliston". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ a b Populace Spring 2006 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, p. 5 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). E.T. Russell, ed. From a little stone school... History of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 100. 
  6. ^ "Minutes of the Regular Meeting of City Council" (PDF). City of Saskatoon. April 28, 1997. p. 25. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  7. ^ "Holliston School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  8. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). E.T. Russell, ed. From a little stone school... History of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 21. 
  9. ^ "Shaun Verrault". Wide Mouth Mason Music. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  10. ^ "Sion Middle School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Learning Assistance Teacher Handbook - Alternative Educational Programs". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  12. ^ Stewart, Jeanette (March 30, 2010). "Middle school to close". The StarPhoenix. CanWest. Retrieved 2010-03-30. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Outdoor Pools". City of Saskatoon - Leisure Services. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  14. ^ "Significant Dates". City of Saskatoon - City Archives. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  15. ^ "Prairie Gold - Sports Heroes from Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  16. ^ "Holliston Community Association". City of Saskatoon - Community Development Branch. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 

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