Eastview, Saskatoon

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Eastview
City of Saskatoon neighborhood
Eastview Shopping Centre
Eastview Shopping Centre
Eastview location map
Eastview location map
Coordinates: 52°5′45″N 106°36′50″W / 52.09583°N 106.61389°W / 52.09583; -106.61389
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Nutana
Neighbourhood Eastview
Annexed 1910-1919
Construction 1946-1960
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 7)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Mairin Loewen
Area
 • Total 1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,566
 • Average Income $66,555
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website Eastview Community Association

Eastview is a mostly residential neighbourhood located in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a suburban subdivision, consisting of low-density, single detached dwellings, low-rise apartment buildings and semi-detached houses. As of 2007, the area is home to 3,566 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $58,703, an average dwelling value of $260,050 and a home ownership rate of 51.6%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $318,449.[2]

History[edit]

James Anderson Park

The most of the land for the Eastview neighbourhood was annexed by the city between 1950 and 1959, with the remaining southern piece annexed between 1960 and 1969.[3] According to a 1913 map of registered subdivisions, Eastview's land was once identified as an acreage and a small, never-developed subdivision called "Megantic Park".[4] Another proposed but undeveloped subdivision called "Preston Place" was in Eastview's southwest corner.[5] Home building began in the area before 1946, but the vast majority of activity occurred between 1961 and 1970.[3] Eastview is unique in that all the streets within it, aside from Arlington Avenue, share the common name of "East". When the streets were named in 1964, the neighbourhood was on the city's eastern edge, giving its residents a true "east view".[6]

Alvin Buckwold School opened in 1966.[7] Another public elementary school, John Dolan School, was opened in 1977. This school was originally founded in 1955 as a private school to help children with cognitive difficulties. It was first housed in North Park School; by 1967, it was incorporated into the public school system and moved to a facility on Kilburn Avenue. The school moved again in 1977 to the newly built facility in Eastview.[8][9] In 2005, St. Thomas School absorbed the student population of St. James School in Nutana Park when the latter school closed. The school was renamed Pope John Paul II School.[10]

Government and politics[edit]

Kistikan Park

Eastview 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, 2006 and 2008.

Provincially, Eastview is within the constituency of Saskatoon Eastview. It is currently represented by Judy Junor of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, first elected in a 1998 byelection and re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Eastview lies within ward 7. It is currently represented by Councillor Mairin Loewen, who was elected to city council in a 2011 by-election.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

École Alvin Buckwold School
Alvin-Buckwold-School.jpg
Location
715 East Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7J 2X8
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Opened 1966 (1966)
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Mitch Kachur
Vice principal Jennifer Haywood
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 437[11] (2014)
Education system Public
Language English, French
Website
John Dolan School
John-Dolan-School.jpg
Location
3144 Arlington Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7J 3L5
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Established 1955 (1955)
Opened 1977 (1977)
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Dawn Driedger
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 12
Enrollment 38[11] (2014)
Education system Public, Special education
Language English
Website
Pope John Paul II School
Pope-John-Paul-II-School.jpg
Location
3035 Arlington Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7J 3K5
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Opened 1967 (1967)[12]
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Principal Leanne McGettigan
Vice principal Jason Kish
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 317[11] (2014)
Education system Separate
Language English
Feeder to Holy Cross High School
Website

Public safety[edit]

  • Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services - east division[16]
  • Saskatoon Police Service - east division[17]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • A.S. Wright Park - 8.5 acres (0.034 km2)
  • James Anderson Park - 19.3 acres (0.078 km2)
  • Kistakin Park - 16.2 acres (0.066 km2)

The Eastview Community Association operates indoor and outdoor programs out of Alvin Buckwold, and Pope John Paul II Schools, maintains the community rink and coordinates sports programs for children/youth.[18]

Commercial[edit]

Commercial development is limited to the Eastview Shopping Centre, a strip mall on Arlington Avenue. In addition, there are 58 home-based businesses in the neighbourhood. More extensive shopping amenities exist in the neighbouring Nutana Suburban Centre.

Location[edit]

Eastview is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Louise Street to the north, Circle Drive to the south and east, and Preston Avenue to the west. Roads are a mix of local and collector roads. Construction of an interchange at Preston and Circle, in the planning since the 1960s, is expected to be complete by fall 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eastview" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Eastview". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ a b Populace Spring 2006 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, 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. ^ Duerkop, John (2000). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon's History in Street Names. Purich Publishing. p. 209. ISBN 1-895830-16-8. 
  6. ^ Duerkop, John (2000). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon's History in Street Names. Purich Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 1-895830-16-8. 
  7. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). From a little stone school... History of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 167. 
  8. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). From a little stone school... History of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 124. 
  9. ^ "Popular Searches of the Local History Room Collections Database". Saskatoon Public Library. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  10. ^ "St. James and St. Thomas school programs to amalgamate" (PDF). Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. 2005-03-23. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  11. ^ a b c Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2015-07-01 
  12. ^ Our History (PDF), retrieved 2015-07-01 
  13. ^ "Alvin Buckwold School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  14. ^ "John Dolan School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  15. ^ "Pope John Paul II School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  16. ^ "East Division". Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services. City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  17. ^ "East Division". Saskatoon Police Service. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  18. ^ "Eastview Community Association". Community Associations. City of Saskatoon - Community Development Branch. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°5′45″N 106°36′50″W / 52.09583°N 106.61389°W / 52.09583; -106.61389