Exhibition, Saskatoon

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Welcome to Prairieland Park
Welcome to Prairieland Park
Coordinates: 52°6′13″N 106°40′24″W / 52.10361°N 106.67333°W / 52.10361; -106.67333
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Suburban Development AreaNutana
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 7)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorMairin Loewen
 • Total2,480
 • Average Income
Time zoneUTC-6 (UTC)
Separate EducationSeventh Day Adventist Christian School
St. Frances School
WebsiteExhibition Community Association
List of neighbourhoods in Saskatoon
Prairieland Exhibition. Plaza of the Provinces. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Riversdale.

The Exhibition subdivision of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, is located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River and was developed between the two major World Wars. To the west is the Diefenbaker Management Area which boasts the Diefenbaker park and Pioneer Cemetery. The park includes a medium-sized hill which is used for tobogganing and snowboarding, and the park itself is a frequently-used venue for picnics and public events and performances. The Exhibition community is also known as Thornton, after a (now-decommissioned) elementary school that formerly served the area and early in its history also went by the name Bellevue.

Prairieland Park


The Pioneer Cemetery received its first interment in 1884. On June 20, 1905, the Nutana Cemetery Co was awarded a special grant at SW Section 20 Township 36 Range 5 W of the 3rd Meridian. The Pioneer Cemetery was also called the Nutana Cemetery, and was the first municipal cemetery for the City of Saskatoon until 1910 when Woodlawn Cemetery became the city cemetery. The Pioneer Cemetery was declared a heritage site in 1982. [1]

Pioneer Cemetery

Exhibition, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is at coordinates 52°06′13″N 106°40′24″W / 52.103611°N 106.673333°W / 52.103611; -106.673333Coordinates: 52°06′13″N 106°40′24″W / 52.103611°N 106.673333°W / 52.103611; -106.673333[2][3]

Sarah Shatwell Pendygrasse arrived from England in 1887 and was awarded a dominion land grant patent at SE section 20 township 36 range 5 W of the 3rd meridian, Saskatchewan provisional district, North West Territories, on December 12, 1892.[4] Her son Harold L. S. Pendygrasse homestead at NE Section 20 township 35 Range 3 W of the 3rd meridian. At 1919 St. Henry Avenue, Exhibition subdivision the Pendygrasse Home built by Harold Pendygrasse in 1910 has been declared a municipal heritage site. It is built on the banks of the South Saskatchewan river east side of Saskatoon.[5]

Pendygrasse Home

For many years, the community was known by the name Bellevue, and this is how it was listed in the Henderson's Directory up until as late as the 1940s. Construction of the Idylwyld Freeway in the 1960s resulted in the Exhibition community being physically bisected, with several streets (most notably Coy and St. George Avenues, along with Adelaide, Hilliard and Isabella Streets) being realigned and what was at one time the city's main CN Rail line being removed. Only two east-west streets provide access to the western section of the community: Taylor Street West and Ruth Street West. In the 1980s, the city attempted to relocate the Exhibition Grounds to the north end of the city, opening the Exhibition Grounds up for residential development; voters defeated this plan in a plebiscite.

Public services[edit]

Saskatoon Light and Power provides electrical utilities to all Saskatoon neighbourhoods which existed prior to 1958.[6] Water is treated and supplied by the City of Saskatoon Water and Wastewater Treatment Branch.[7] The Exhibition neighbourhood is a part of the East Division of the Saskatoon Police Services patrol system. This division services east of the South Saskatchewan River which encompasses the thirty one neighbourhoods, two industrial areas.[8] The three Saskatoon hospitals are located in other nearby neighbourhoods. St. Paul's Hospital i The Central Division oversees the Central Business District, the Riversdale Business District, SIAST and nine other residential areas.[9] The Exhibition neighbourhood is served by the City of Saskatoon Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services.[10]



I-neighbor sets the neighbourhood population at 31,474 consists of 12,567 residences.[11] Family size is about 2.2 people, with an average family income of $46,242. The city of Saskatoon sets the 2007 population count at 2,767 with homeownership at 56.7%.[12] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $256,670.[13]

Marquis Down Race Track in Prairieland Park


The exhibition exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—Grasswood. It is currently represented by Kevin Waugh of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2015.[14]

Provincially, the area is mostly within the constituency of Saskatoon Nutana. It is currently represented by Cathy Sproule of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, first elected in 2011.[15] A small portion of the neighbourhood south of Adelaide Street is within the boundaries of Saskatoon Eastview.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, the area lies within ward 7. It is currently represented by Councillor Mairin Loewen, who was elected to city council in a 2011 by-election.[16]

The Exhibition Community Association is formed of volunteers in the community and may petition the councillor, MLA or MP regarding infrastructure or public services for the neighbourhood.

Pioneer Cemetery


Traffic signals at Lorne Avenue & Ruth Street

The Exhibition area is at an elevation of 305 m (1,000 ft 8 in) and is located on the east river bank of the South Saskatchewan River.[11] Located just 2.65 miles (4.26 km) from Down Town Saskatoon.[17]

The northern boundary is Taylor Street, and as previously mentioned, the western boundary is the South Saskatchewan River. The eastern edge is Melrose Avenue, and to the south is Ruth Street, the Prairieland Park and WDM

Achs Park, 1.82 acres (7,400 m2); Exhibition Park, 3.13 acres (12,700 m2) and Thornton Park, 2.00 acres (8,100 m2) are the three main parks in the neighbourhood. The Meewasin Valley Authority is developing parks and walk ways along the South Saskatchewan River. Along the west boundary of the Exhibition neighbourhood is Gabriel Dumont park as well as trails at the top and base of the riverbank.


Saskatoon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School
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2228 Herman Avenue

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Religious affiliation(s)Seventh-day Adventist
PrincipalCorinne Lindberg
GradesKindergarten to Grade 10
Education systemPrivate
St. Frances School
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2141 McPherson Avenue

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S7J 0S8

Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Opened1953 (1953)[18]
School boardGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
PrincipalDarren Fradette
Vice PrincipalTheresa Laroque
GradesPre-Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment510[19] (2017)
Education systemSeparate
LanguageEnglish, Cree Immersion
Feeder toHoly Cross High School

The area's public elementary school, Thornton School, was decommissioned in 1986 and demolished in 1997. Students in the area who attend the public school are bused to Queen Elizabeth School.


Commercial development includes a service station at the corner of Ruth Street and Lorne Avenue, commercial development at Lorne Avenue and Taylor Street, and a number of light-industrial businesses on St. George Avenue and Isabella Street West.

Arts and culture[edit]

Exhibition park




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  2. ^ SW 20 36 5 W3 URL accessed March 3, 2007
  3. ^ Nutana Cemetery Co The URL accessed March 3, 2007
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  8. ^ "Saskatoon Police Service". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
  9. ^ "Saskatoon Police Service". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
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  13. ^ "Exhibition". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  14. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  15. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16
  16. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, retrieved 2017-04-16
  17. ^ "Mapquest". Retrieved 2008-05-11.
  18. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2.
  19. ^ Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  20. ^ "Saskatoon Seventh-day Adventist Christian School". Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  21. ^ "St. Frances School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  22. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Community ... Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed March 4, 2007
  23. ^ Saskatoon Exhibition URL accessed March 4, 2007
  24. ^ Prairieland Park URL accessed March 4, 2007
  25. ^ Saskatoon tourism URL accessed March 4, 2007
  26. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed January 27, 2007

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