College Park, Saskatoon

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College Park
Dr. Gerhard Herzberg Park
Dr. Gerhard Herzberg Park
College Park location map
College Park location map
Coordinates: 52°7′16″N 106°35′42″W / 52.12111°N 106.59500°W / 52.12111; -106.59500Coordinates: 52°7′16″N 106°35′42″W / 52.12111°N 106.59500°W / 52.12111; -106.59500
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
CitySaskatoon
Suburban Development AreaLakewood
NeighbourhoodCollege Park
Annexed1955-1959
Construction1961-1980
Government
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 8)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorSarina Gersher
Area
 • Total1.78 km2 (0.69 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total5,470
 • Average Income
$65,133
Time zoneUTC-6 (UTC)
Websitewww.collegeparksaskatoon.com

College Park is a primarily residential neighbourhood located in the east-central part of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The majority of its residents live in single-family detached dwellings, with a sizable minority of high-density, multiple-unit dwellings. As of 2011, the area is home to 5,470 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $65,133, an average dwelling value of $232,228 and a home ownership rate of 58.9%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $299,844.[2]

History[edit]

Before being part of Saskatoon, the land for College Park was used for agriculture. George Stephenson, who ranched in the Dundurn area in the 1880s, operated a dairy farm in along 8th Street until 1911. The intersection of 8th Street and Central Avenue (now Acadia Drive) was referred to as "Stephenson's Corner" for many years. The streetcar line from Saskatoon to Sutherland ran east down 8th Street and turned north into Sutherland.[3]

The land where College Park now exists was annexed in the period between 1955 and 1959. Home construction was at its peak from 1961 until 1980, though the "College Park" name wasn't applied until the late 1960s. As late as 1965 the community was being promoted by homebuilders under the name East Greystone (after the adjacent Greystone Heights).[4]

Many streets are named after Canadian universities and professors.[5] College Park School was opened in 1966.[6]

Government and politics[edit]

College Park exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—University. It is currently represented by Brad Trost of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.[7]

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon University. It is currently represented by Eric Olauson of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2016. Olauson was formally the Councillor for Ward 8 before entering into provincial politics.[8]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, College Park lies within ward 8. It is currently represented by Councillor Sarina Gersher, who was first elected in 2016.[9]

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

École Cardinal Leger School
Cardinal-Leger-School.jpg
Location
141 Campion Crescent

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S7H 3T8

Information
TypeElementary
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Opened1969 (1969)[10]
School boardGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
PrincipalWanda Spooner
Vice PrincipalPaula Fortier
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment360[11] (2017)
Education systemSeparate
LanguageEnglish, French Immersion
Feeder toSt. Joseph High School
Website
École College Park School
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Location
3440 Harrington Street

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S7H 3Y4

Information
TypeElementary
Opened1966 (1966)
School boardSaskatoon Public School Division
PrincipalMichael Bradford
Vice PrincipalKathy Kruger
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment446[11] (2017)
Education systemPublic
LanguageEnglish, French Immersion
Feeder toEvan Hardy Collegiate
Website

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Glacier Park North (1.0 acres)
  • Glacier Park South (3.1 acres)
  • Dr. Gerhard Herzberg Park (16.0 acres)

The College Park Community Association coordinates sports for youth, delivers recreational and leisure programs for all ages, and organizes social and fundraising events.[15]

Commercial[edit]

The southern boundary of College Park is the east end of the 8th Street business district. Several strip malls, including the Circle Centre Mall and the College Park Mall, line the street from Circle Drive to McKercher Drive. There is also a mini-mall with businesses along the north leg of Acadia Drive. A major enclosed shopping mall, The Centre, lies on the south side of 8th Street in neighboring Wildwood.

Location[edit]

College Park is located within the Lakewood Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by 8th Street to the south, McKercher Drive to the east, College Drive to the north, and Circle Drive to the west. Inside those boundaries, the roads are a mix of local roads and collector roads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Park" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-04.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "West College Park". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  3. ^ Duerkop, John (2000). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon's History in Street Names. Purich Publishing. p. 237. ISBN 1895830168.
  4. ^ "Springtime is Now in Lovely East Greystone - Engineered Homes (home builder advertisement)". The StarPhoenix. March 16, 1965. Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  5. ^ Populace Spring 2006, 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, p. 5
  6. ^ "École College Park School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Archived from the original on 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2008-03-02.
  7. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  8. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Eric Olauson, retrieved 2017-04-16
  9. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, retrieved 2017-04-16
  10. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2.
  11. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  12. ^ "Cardinal Leger School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  13. ^ "College Park School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  14. ^ "Evan Hardy Collegiate". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  15. ^ "College Park". Community Associations. City of Saskatoon - Community Services Department. Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2008-03-13.

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