South West Industrial, Saskatoon

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South West Industrial
Neighborhood
Holiday Park Industrial Map
Holiday Park Industrial Map
Coordinates: 52°06′27″N 106°41′54″W / 52.10750°N 106.69833°W / 52.10750; -106.69833
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Neighbourhood AgPro Industrial
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward )
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
City of Saskatoon Neighborhoods

South West Industrial, also known as Holiday Park Industrial and labelled SEDCO Industrial on city maps of the 1980s and 1990s, is an industrial subdivision located in the Confederation SDA in southwest Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Economy[edit]

Major businesses include Cameco Corporation, Hi-Way Greenhouse, Can-Pro Auto Parts and Mercury Graphics. The area was originally dominated by the Mitchell's Gourmet Foods plant (once known as Intercontinental Packers) for decades, until the building was demolished in the late 2000s to make way for an extension of Circle Drive. Although the subdivision has existed since the 1980s, it has a large number of vacant lots; this had the benefit of facilitating the construction of Circle Drive in the early 2010s as the City of Saskatoon was able to appropriate land for the freeway (and, specifically, its interchange with Valley Road) without needing to deal with too many businesses other than the aforementioned Mitchell's plant.

Transportation[edit]

11th Street West and Circle Drive are the main traffic arteries into the area. The main road through South West Industrial is Fletcher Road, which becomes Avenue W to the north of Dudley Street. Construction of Circle Drive, however, forced the removal of Fletcher Road's western access into the area; the City plans to build a new connector via Dudley Street to 11th Street to compensate.

City Transit[edit]

South West Industrial is served by Saskatoon Transit bus route #3.

Location[edit]

The southern boundary of the South West Industrial is the CNR track. The CPR tracks (west of Avenue W) and 11th Street West form the northern boundary. Holiday Park and the Gordie Howe Management Area lie to the east, and Dundonald Avenue forms the western boundary.[1]

On June 20, 2008, the mayor announced that funding for the $300 million project from the federal, provincial and city governments was put in place to build a six-lane bridge and 7 km of freeway to complete the road. The project opened on July 31, 2013. One of the main access points into South West Industrial, Fletcher Road via Dundonald Avenue, was closed to make way for an interchange between Circle Drive and Valley Road; the only points of entrance and egress into the area is from the north and east. Several streets were also realigned to make way for the interchange; no demolition was required for this, however the alignment of the Circle Drive freeway itself and construction of an interchange at 11th Street West required one of the area's major tenants, Intercontinental Packers, to relocate and its longstanding facility east of 11th Street and Dundonald Avenue was demolished.

References[edit]

  • Bill Barry, Geographic Names of Saskatchewan (Regina: People Places Publishing, 2005)
  • John Duerkop, Saskatoon's History in Street Names (Saskatoon: Purich Publishing, 2000)

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