Queen Elizabeth, Saskatoon

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Queen Elizabeth
City of Saskatoon neighborhood
Two Sisters historic houses
Two Sisters historic houses
Queen Elizabeth location map
Queen Elizabeth location map
Coordinates: 52°6′13″N 106°39′20″W / 52.10361°N 106.65556°W / 52.10361; -106.65556Coordinates: 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 Queen Elizabeth
Annexed 1910-1919
Construction 1946-1970
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 7)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Bob Pringle
Area
 • Total 1.0 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,491
 • Average Income $61,094
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website Queen Elizabeth Community Association

Queen Elizabeth is a mostly residential neighbourhood located in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a suburban subdivision, consisting mostly of low-density, single detached dwellings. As of 2007, the area is home to 2,491 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $61,904, an average dwelling value of $280,970 and a home ownership rate of 66.9%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $343,459.[2]

History[edit]

Fire Station #3

The land for the neighbourhood was annexed by the city between 1910 and 1919.[3] A 1913 map shows that the present-day Queen Elizabeth area overlaps two registered subdivisions of the day: the G.T.P. 1/4 Section in the west, and part of the Broadway Addition in the east.[4] During the speculative real estate market between 1909 and 1912, ambitious developers had a local lumber company built three stately brick homes at 1906, 1908 and 1910 York Avenue (at the intersection with Taylor Street). Though they were far away from the city core, developers anticipated that residential building would soon expand outward quickly.[5] Foundations for other houses nearby were built, but abruptly abandoned as a recession took hold in 1913. Meanwhile, the homes became known as the "Three Sisters" and were landmarks for travellers. The city eventually developed the land near the houses in around 1953.[6] The northmost "sister" was demolished to make way for Fire Station #3 - the two remaining homes survive to the present day.

Home construction begin in earnest until after World War II.[1] Gladmer Park, a complex of four-unit semi-detached houses, was developed in the 1950s as one of several Limited Dividend Housing Projects constructed in Saskatoon. Financing was provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation repayable over a 40-year period. A condition of the mortgage required that this project provide low rent housing over the 40-year term.[7]

Queen Elizabeth School was designed by local architect Frank J. Martin. It was built in 1953 and opened in September 1954.[8][9] Aden Bowman Collegiate was opened in 1958.[10]

Government and politics[edit]

Queen Elizabeth 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 and 2006.

Provincially, the neighbourhood overlaps two constituencies. The area north of Adelaide Street lies within Saskatoon Nutana. It is currently represented by Pat Atkinson of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, first elected in 1986, and re-elected in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. The area south of Adelaide Street lies within Saskatoon Eastview . 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, Queen Elizabeth 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. Previously, he served in provincial politics as the NDP MLA for Saskatoon Eastview from 1988 to 1998.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Queen Elizabeth School
Queen-Elizabeth-School.jpg
Queen Elizabeth School
Address
1905 Eastlake Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7J 0W9,
Information
School type Elementary
Opened 1954
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Doug Gilmour
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Education system Public
Architect Frank J. Martin
Website
  • Queen Elizabeth School - public elementary school, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division.[11] Declining enrolment at the school in the 2000s (decade) prompted the school board to offer part of the building to the Saskatoon Open Door Society (SODS), an organization providing services to immigrants and refugees.[12] Since 2008, SODS has operated adult language classes in the school, and is slated to open a day care in 2010.[13][14]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Weaver Park - 10.2 acres (4.1 ha)

The Queen Elizabeth Community Association serves residents by offering recreational, social, and educational programs for adults, children/youth, and preschoolers. The association serves the west half of the Haultain neighbourhood as well.[16]

Public services[edit]

Queen Elizabeth is a part of the east division of the Saskatoon Police Service's patrol system.[17] Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services' east division covers the neighbourhood, and Fire Station #3 is located at 1906 York Avenue.[18] Transit services to Queen Elizabeth are provided by Saskatoon Transit on routes No. 6 (Clarence - Broadway) and 13 (Lawson - Exhibition).[19]

Commercial[edit]

The only commercial developments in Queen Elizabeth are businesses located at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Taylor Street. In addition, there are 27 home-based businesses in the neighbourhood.

Location[edit]

Queen Elizabeth is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Taylor Street to the north, Ruth Street to the south, Melrose Avenue to the west, and Clarence Avenue to the east. Roads are laid out in a grid fashion; streets run east-west, avenues run north-south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Queen Elizabeth neighbourhood profile" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Queen Elizabeth". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ Community Services Department (Spring 2006). City Planning Branch, ed. "Populace" 8 (1). City of Saskatoon. 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. ^ "Three Sisters May Yet Come Into Own" (PDF). The StarPhoenix. October 1, 1950. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  6. ^ O'Brien, Jeff; Ruth W. Millar; William P. Delainey (2006). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon: A History in Photographs. Coteau Books. p. 94. ISBN 1-55050-336-7. 
  7. ^ "Minutes of the Regular Meeting of City Council" (PDF). City of Saskatoon. April 28, 1997. p. 25. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  8. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School Parent/Student Handbook 2009-2010" (PDF). Saskatoon Public School Division. 2009. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  9. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982), From a Little Stone School... History of Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon, SK: Modern Press Ltd., p. 99 
  10. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982), From a Little Stone School... History of Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon, SK: Modern Press Ltd., p. 169 
  11. ^ "Queen Elizabeth School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  12. ^ Kachur, Mitch. "Queen Elizabeth School Report" (PDF). The Royal Reporter (Queen Elizabeth Community Association) 2 (1): 3. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  13. ^ "2008-2009 Report to the Community" (PDF). Saskatoon Public School Division. p. 17. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  14. ^ "2007-2008 Annual Report" (PDF). Saskatoon Open Door Society. 2008. p. 9. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  15. ^ "Aden Bowman Collegiate". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  16. ^ "Queen Elizabeth Community Association". City of Saskatoon - Leisure Services & Community Development. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  17. ^ "East Division". Saskatoon Police Service. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  18. ^ "Divisions - East". City of Saskatoon - Fire and Protective Services. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  19. ^ "Routes and Services". City of Saskatoon - Transit Services. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 

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