Nutana Suburban Centre, Saskatoon

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Nutana Suburban Centre
City of Saskatoon neighborhood
Market Mall sign
Market Mall sign
Nutana Suburban Centre location map
Nutana Suburban Centre location map
Coordinates: 52°6′13″N 106°39′20″W / 52.10361°N 106.65556°W / 52.10361; -106.65556
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Nutana
Neighbourhood Nutana Suburban Centre
Annexed 1910-1919
Construction 1961-present
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 7)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Mairin Loewen
Area
 • Total 0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,962
 • Average Income $34,474
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)

Nutana Suburban Centre (sometimes abbreviated as Nutana SC) is a mixed-development neighbourhood located in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a classified as a "suburban centre" subdivision, composed of medium to high-density multiple-unit dwellings, commercial areas and civic facilities. As of 2009, the area is home to 2,962 residents. Housing in the neighbourhood consists of high-density apartment-style dwellings and row houses. The neighbourhood is considered a lower-income area, with an average family income of $34,474, an average dwelling value of $266,311 and a home ownership rate of 29.3%. The low average income but comparatively high dwelling value is due to the number of senior citizens residing in the neighbourhood. The age distribution of Nutana SC's population is skewed very highly toward residents age 65 and older.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $296,114.[2]

History[edit]

Nutana SC residences

A 1913 map shows that the present-day Nutana Suburban Centre was a registered subdivision named Utopia.[3] The land however, was not annexed until the period between 1955 and 1959.[4] Development did not begin in earnest until the 1960s, when adjacent neighbourhoods like Brevoort Park and Eastview emerged. Home construction was most active between 1961 and 1980, but has continued at a steady pace to the present day due to a number of older buildings being replaced by new tower developments.

Nutana SC was unique in that it was the first post-World War II neighbourhood to combine high-density housing with schools, businesses and civic facilities. This "suburban centre" concept would be repeated in later years with the development of the Lawson Heights, Confederation, Lakewood, University Heights and Blairmore suburban centres.

Walter Murray Collegiate Institute, a public secondary school, opened in 1962. Holy Cross High School followed shortly after in 1963. Market Mall opened in 1966 as Saskatoon's first enclosed shopping mall.

In 1966 a hospital was planned for Taylor Street east of Arlington Avenue, but it was ultimately never built.[5]

Government and politics[edit]

Nutana SC 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 neighbourhood is within the boundaries of the Saskatoon Eastview constituency. It is currently represented by Judy Junor of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, first elected in 1998 and re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Nutana SC lies within ward 7. It is currently represented by Councillor Bob Pringle, who was elected to city council in 2006 and re-elected by acclamation in 2009.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Dan Worden Park
  • Dan Worden Park - 2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
  • Nutana Kiwanis (North) Park - 4.0 acres (1.6 ha)
  • Nutana Kiwanis Park - 27.3 acres (11.0 ha)

Nutana Suburban Centre does not have its own community association, but is represented by the one from the adjacent Eastview neighbourhood.[8]

Public services[edit]

Nutana SC is a part of the east division of the Saskatoon Police Service's patrol system.[9] Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services' east division covers the neighbourhood.[10] Transit services to Nutana SC are provided by Saskatoon Transit on routes No. 1 (Wildwood - Westview), 6 (University - Market Mall), 12 (River Heights - Market Mall), and 16 (University - Market Mall). Market Mall is a major transit hub on Saskatoon's east side.[11]

Commercial[edit]

Nutana SC's primary commercial hub is Market Mall, which opened in 1966 as Saskatoon's first enclosed shopping mall and has undergone numerous expansions over the years; as of 2014 it has only one anchor tenant, Canada Safeway, following the closure of its Zellers location. Additional businesses, primarily of the service variety but also including a bowling alley, are on the east end of Louise Street. In addition, there are 3 home-based businesses in the neighbourhood.

Location[edit]

Nutana Suburban Centre is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Taylor Street to the north, Louise Street to the south, Preston Avenue to the west, and Circle Drive to the east. The few roads that exist inside these boundaries are a mix of local and collector roads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nutana Suburban Centre" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Nutana S.C.". 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. ^ Community Services Department (Spring 2006). City Planning Branch, ed. Populace 8 (1). City of Saskatoon. p. 5. 
  5. ^ ""First building here in 1883: Now fine, modern city"". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. May 19, 1966. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Walter Murray Collegiate". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  7. ^ "Holy Cross High School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  8. ^ "Eastview (Nutana Suburban Centre)". Community Associations. City of Saskatoon - Community Development Branch. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  9. ^ "East Division". Saskatoon Police Service. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  10. ^ "Divisions - East". City of Saskatoon - Fire and Protective Services. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  11. ^ "Routes and Services". City of Saskatoon - Transit Services. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 

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