Pleasant Hill, Saskatoon

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Pleasant Hill
Saskatoon Neighbourhood
St. Paul's Hospital
St. Paul's Hospital
Coordinates: 52°25′31″N 106°41′32″W / 52.42528°N 106.69222°W / 52.42528; -106.69222Coordinates: 52°25′31″N 106°41′32″W / 52.42528°N 106.69222°W / 52.42528; -106.69222
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Core Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhood Riversdale
Settled Willoughy Hill 1885
Incorporated (village) (as Pleasant Hill)
Incorporated (city) 1906 (as Saskatoon)
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 2)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Pat Lorje
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,415
 • Average Income $26,753
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Website Pleasant Hill Community Association

Pleasant Hill is a neighbourhood of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Governments are undertaking a major re-vitalization project of Pleasant Hill. $3.5 million is being invested in the business, and residential areas as well as in St. Mary's School. Together the Saskatoon Urban Renewal Project, the provincial government and the Western Economic Diversification project of the federal Government will result in neighbourhood overhauls. 29 lots zoned for business along 20th Street will be levelled and modern commercial upgrades put into place. Selected lots along Avenue N and Avenue O zoned as residential will be demolished to make way for affordable and decent homes. St. Mary's School will receive major renovations or replacement, possibly even a new community centre.[1]

20th Street facing east towards downtown, St. Mary's Church location with steeple

Layout[edit]

Within the Core Neighbourhoods Suburban Development Area (West Side), the neighbourhood of Pleasant Hill is triangular in shape and is south of 23rd Street, North-west of the rail line which runs diagonally and east of Avenue W South. Streets are laid out east and west, avenues are laid out running north and south. The whole of the Pleasant Hill community is laid out in a grid pattern.

History[edit]

Dr. J.H.C. Willoughby Land Grant Patent showing he successfully proved up on his homestead.

The first name of the hill of this area was called Willoughby Hill.[2]

From 1884 to 1890, Dr. J.H.C. Wiloughby was Saskatoon's first post master and first physician on the east side of the River until after providing medical assistance to Middleton's troops during the Riel Rebellion (Revolution). From 1885 to 1900 he departed to Regina. John Henry C. returned with his wife (Miss Hilliard) and homesteaded at Willoughby Hill. His homestead was Section 30 Township 36 Range 5 West of the 3rd Meridian, and his home was located at the present location of St. Paul's Hospital. Being that he was a physician, his home was one of the first hospitals of the City of Saskatoon. In 1903 he helped to establish the first telephone in the area. He also became one of Saskatoon's first city councillors from 1907-1908.[3][4]

The boundaries of the Pleasant Hill community used to extend west of Avenue W to Circle Drive, but in the early 1990s the City of Saskatoon redrew many of its neighbourhood boundaries; as a result, the section west of Avenue W was renamed Meadowgreen.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Mother tongue 2006

There are 4,415 people living in the Pleasant Hill community area. The majority of homes in the Pleasant Hill Community are Multi Unit Dwellings. This area was first settled at the turn of the 20th century, age of homes are generally built before 1908 and typically sell between $58,995 and $68,269. Pleasant Hill has been a Vibrant Communities Partner since 2001 and benefits from various community developments by Quint Development Corporation and Children's Hunger and Education Project.[6] In Pleasant Hill in 2006, the average household size was 2.2 and the homeownership was 25.5%. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $186,367.[7]

Features[edit]

Protected properties[edit]

St. Paul's Hospital original nurses residence

Potential heritage properties[edit]

  • Nurses Residence, St. Paul's Hospital
  • Pleasant Hill School
  • St. Mary's School
  • The Bosnia Club[10]
Pleasant Hill School
PleasantHillSchool.jpg
Pleasant Hill School
Address
215 Avenue S South
Pleasant Hill subdivision
Core Neighbourhoods SDA
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7M 2Z9,
Information
School type Elementary Public
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Kevin Epp
Vice principal Krista Sego
Website
St. Mary Community School
ST Marys School-Saskatoon.jpg
St. Mary School
Address
337 Avenue O South
Pleasant Hill subdivision
Core Neighbourhoods SDA
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7M 2R9,
Information
School type Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
School district Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division
Principal Fortosky, O.
Vice principal Thorson, M.
Education system Separate
Website

Education[edit]

  • Pleasant Hill School Public Elementary School[11]
  • St. Mary's School Separate Elementary School

Public services[edit]

Saskatoon Light and Power provides electrical utilities to all Saskatoon neighborhoods which existed prior to 1958.[12] Water is treated and supplied by the City of Saskatoon Water and Wastewater Treatment Branch.[13] St. Paul's Hospital is located in Pleasant Hill, Royal University Hospital is located in the University of Saskatchewan Land Management area, and Saskatoon City Hospital is located in City Park. The Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters location is within the Central Business District located at 130 4th Avenue North.[14] The Central Division oversees the Central Business District, the Riversdale Business District, SIAST and nine other residential areas.[15] Pleasant Hill is served by the City of Saskatoon Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services, Fire Hall number 1 and head office is located at 125 Idylwyld Drive South, Riversdale.[16]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Grace Adam Metawewinihk Park
  • D.L. Hamilton Park - 1.63 acres (6,600 m2)
  • Fred Mendel Park - 12.63 acres (51,100 m2)
  • Pleasant Hill Rec. Unit - 2.94 acres (11,900 m2)
  • St. George's Park - 0.93 acres (3,800 m2)
  • Grace Adam Metawewinihk Park - 1.02 acres (4,100 m2)
  • Pleasant Hill Spray Paddling Pool[17]

Area religion[edit]

St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

Transportation[edit]

City transit[edit]

Pleasant Hill is serviced by the Saskatoon Transit bus routes #1, #2, #50 and #60. Route #5 also runs along Rusholme Road, a block north of the neighbourhood boundary.

22nd Street (Highway 14) is a major thoroughfare through Saskatoon. Highway 7 has its junction at (Highway 14. Highway 14 connects with Asquith, Biggar Wilkie, Unity, and Macklin en route to Alberta.

Life[edit]

St. Paul's Hospital

Pleasant Hill Community Association provides leisure activities for various age groups and operates out of both Pleasant Hill School and St. Mary School.[19]

Saskatchewan Music Educators has introduced drum circles entitled Circles of Peace in various schools, of which the Pleasant Hill Community School is one.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coolican, Lori. Saskatoon Star Phoenix, ed. Gov'ts pitch in for Pleasant Hill renewal. Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper Saturday February 3, 2007. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Saskatoon Neighbourhoods Word Search Puzzle URL accessed February 7, 2007
  3. ^ City of Saskatoon Archives - City Councillors Dr. J. H. C. Willoughby, 1907-1908; 1910-1911 URL accessed February 7, 2007
  4. ^ Search the database - Western Land Grants (1870-1930) - ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada URL accessed February 7, 2007
  5. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product URL accessed January 27, 2007
  6. ^ Tamarack An Initiative for Community Engagement URL accessed January 26, 2007
  7. ^ "Pleasant Hill". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  8. ^ Saskatoon Heritage Society - Protected Churches URL accessed February 9, 2007
  9. ^ The Very Reverend Philip Ruh, O.M.I. Priest, Architect and Builder of about 40 Ukrainian Catholic Churches URL accessed February 9, 2007
  10. ^ Pleasant Hill Local Area Plan URL accessed January 26, 2007
  11. ^ Pleasant Hill | Saskatoon Public Schools URL accessed February 2, 2007
  12. ^ "City of Saskatoon · Departments · Utility Services · Saskatoon Light & Power". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  13. ^ "City of Saskatoon Departments Utility Services Water Treatment". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  14. ^ "Saskatoon Police Service". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  15. ^ "Saskatoon Police Service". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  16. ^ "City of Saskatoon · Departments · Fire and Protective Services". Archived from the original on 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  17. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Leisure Services URL accessed January 26, 2007]
  18. ^ World Buddhist Directory - Presented by BuddhaNet.Net URL accessed January 27, 2007
  19. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Community ... URL accessed February 2, 2007
  20. ^ Welcome to CIRCLE of PEACE: Building Community Through World URL accessed January 25, 2007

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