Dundonald, Saskatoon

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Dundonald
Neighbourhood
Dundonald Streetscape
Dundonald Streetscape
Coordinates: 52°5′49″N 106°35′40″W / 52.09694°N 106.59444°W / 52.09694; -106.59444Coordinates: 52°5′49″N 106°35′40″W / 52.09694°N 106.59444°W / 52.09694; -106.59444
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
CitySaskatoon
Suburban Development AreaConfederation SDA
NeighbourhoodDundonald
Government
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 4)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorTroy Davies
Time zoneUTC-6 (UTC)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Dundonald is a neighbourhood located in the northwest corner of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The neighbourhood was built in the 1980s, and served as the last development of the northwest corner of the city, prior to the development of Hampton Village. Dundonald is surrounded by a large landscaped park, with a storm pond.[1] In comparison, the neighbourhood of Dundonald with a 2001 census population of 5,285[2] is larger than the Saskatchewan city of Melville which had a population of 4,149 in 2006, and 4,453 in 2001 and Dundonald is also larger than the provincial city of Humboldt which was 4,998 in 2006, and 5,161 in 2001.[3] In Saskatchewan rural towns must maintain a population above 5,000 to apply for city status. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $298,832.[4]

History[edit]

The land was annexed for Dundonald between 1975–1979, and shortly thereafter construction began.[5] The community is named after Dundonald Avenue, a major arterial street at for years marked the western boundary of development in Saskatoon. The construction of the Circle Drive freeway resulted Dundonald Avenue between removed between 11th and 33rd Streets (and, later, between Mountbatten Street and Landfill Access Road), and for years two segments of the street remained, with the northern segment forming the eastern boundary of the Dundonald community; when construction got underway on the neighbourhood, however, the northern stretch of Dundonald Avenue was renamed Junor Avenue.

The name Dundonald was also at one point assigned to a proposed Dundonald Suburban Centre where 22nd Street intersected with Dundonald Avenue/Circle Drive.[6] This ultimately evolved into the Confederation Suburban Centre. Prior to that, however, Dundonald was also plotted as a potential neighbourhood in the 1913 planning document by City Commissioner Christopher J. Yorath, approximately where the final community is today.

Government and politics[edit]

Dundonald exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon West. It is currently represented by Sheri Benson of the New Democratic Party, first elected in 2015.[7]

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Westview. It is currently represented by David Buckingham of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2016.[8]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Dundonald lies within ward 4. It is currently represented by Troy Davies, first elected in 2012.[9]

Education[edit]

Dundonald School
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Address
162 Wedge Road

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S7L 6Y4

Information
TypeElementary
School boardSaskatoon Public School Division
PrincipalSharon Champ
Vice PrincipalManuela Facci
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment482[10] (2017)
Education systemPublic
LanguageEnglish
Feeder toTommy Douglas Collegiate
Website
St. Peter School
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Address
202 Sumner Crescent

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S7L 7A4

Information
TypeElementary
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Opened1985 (1985)[11]
School boardGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
PrincipalKen McIntosh
Vice PrincipalBrian Boutin
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment474[10] (2017)
Education systemSeparate
LanguageEnglish
Feeder toBethlehem High School
Website

Area Parks[edit]

  • Dundonald Park 19.31 acres (78,100 m2)
  • Princess Diana Multi-District Park

Transportation[edit]

City Transit[edit]

Dundonald is serviced by the City Transit Bus Route Saskatoon Transit; Route 7: City Center - Dundonald/Confederation Terminal & Route 22: City Center(Peak Times Only).

Layout[edit]

33rd Street is to the south and 37th Street to the north, and whereas these two streets run parallel to each other, there are no other numbered streets throughout the neighbourhood, Originally the grid layout was going to continue before the city decided to develop with the crescents and cul-de-sac layout instead. This neighbourhood constructed in the 1980s abandoned the grid style of road layout, leaving 33rd & 37th Streets the remaining numeric ones in the neighbourhood. Junor Avenue marks the eastern boundary and Hughes Drive serves as the western boundary, while 37th Street is the northern boundary and 33rd Street serves as the southern boundary.

Nixon Crescent is located off 37th Street West and is named after former city councillor Howard Nixon. Coincidentally, Richard Milhous Nixon served as the 37th President of the United States of America.

The street names honour former City councillors.[14]

List of Dundonald Roads
Road name City Councillor
Bowman Lane, Crt, Crescent Bowman, Aden (1941–1952)
Bowman, Lillie F. (1955–1964)
Carrothers Court Carrothers, W.A. (1930)
Flavelle Court, Crescent Flavelle, W.T.A. (1953–54, 1961–66)
George Road Alexander, George
Heggie Court, Crescent Heggie, Robert A. (1954–1963)
Hughes Drive Hughes, Helen (1976–1980)
Hunt Road Hunt, George L. (1952–1954)
Junor Avenue (formerly Dundonald Avenue North) Junor, Donald (1968–1979)
Kirkpatrick Court, Crescent Kirkpatrick, W.P. (1923–1924)
Latrace Road Latrace, Harold (1964–1967)
Lennon Crescent Lennon, Thomas George (1973–1976)
Makaroff Road Makaroff, P.G. (1939)
Manning Crescent, Lane Manning, W.G. (1947–1951, 1954–1957)
McCann Way McCann, Peter (1982–85, 1991–2000)
Murray Place Murray, George (1928–1929)
Nesbitt Lane, Way, Crescent Nesbitt, W.G. (1948–1957)
Nixon Crescent Nixon, Howard (1982–1985)
O'Regan Court, Crescent O'Regan, W.B. (1931–1934)
Robinson Crescent Robinson, Gladys (1965)
Stacey Court, Crescent Stacey, Francis L. (1954–1956)
Sumner Place, Lane, Crescent Sumner, A.J.E. (1943–1945)
Ward Road, Court Ward, George (1968–1970)
Wedge Road Wedge, J.B. (1961–68, 1971–72)
[15]

Shopping[edit]

In the neighbouring subdivisions there is also these retail experiences.

See also[edit]

Recreation[edit]

In the neighbouring subdivision this facility is very nearby.

  • Cosmo Civic Centre & Ice Arena and Carlyle King Branch Library

Life[edit]

Dundonald Community Association maintains the ice rink in Dundonald Park, as well as provides leisure activities at both schools.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003 Neighbourhood Profiles URL accessed April 2, 2007
  2. ^ Parkridge Profile URL accessed April 9, 2007
  3. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profiles URL accessed April 4, 2007
  4. ^ "Dundonald". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  5. ^ Populace Spring 2006 Archived December 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed April 4, 2007
  6. ^ "Dundonald suburban area studied by city planners". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. July 26, 1966. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  7. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  8. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16
  9. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, retrieved 2017-04-16
  10. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  11. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 209. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2.
  12. ^ "Dundonald School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  13. ^ "St. Peter School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  14. ^ Dundonald Map URL accessed April 4, 2007
  15. ^ City of Saskatoon Archives - History of Saskatoon Archived 2007-02-05 at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed April 4, 2007
  16. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Lots for ... URL accessed April 4, 2007

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