Holliston, Saskatoon

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Wiggins Park
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Coordinates: 52°6′39″N 106°37′48″W / 52.11083°N 106.63000°W / 52.11083; -106.63000Coordinates: 52°6′39″N 106°37′48″W / 52.11083°N 106.63000°W / 52.11083; -106.63000
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Suburban Development AreaNutana
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 6)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorCynthia Block
 • Total1.22 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
 • Total3,412
 • Average Income
Time zoneUTC-6 (UTC)
WebsiteHolliston Community Association

Holliston is a primarily residential neighbourhood located in the southeast part of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It includes part of the 8th Street business district. Just over half of its dwellings are single detached houses, with a sizeable minority of duplex or apartment-style multiple unit dwellings. As of 2007, the area is home to 3,412 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $51,674, and a home ownership rate of 62.8%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $357,590.[2]


The land where Holliston now exists was annexed in the period between 1911 and 1919.[3] On a 1913 map of registered subdivisions, the land was divided into several parcels, with names such as Nutana Hill, University Homes, Nutana Park and University Park.[4] The area was not actively developed until after World War II, with home construction at its peak from 1946 until 1970.[1] Holliston School was built in 1956.[5] The Edmund Heights low-income property was developed in the 1950s as one of several limited dividend housing projects constructed in Saskatoon.[6]

Government and politics[edit]

Holliston 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.[7]

Provincially, the area is divided by Louise Avenue and Isabella Street into the constituencies of Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood and Saskatoon Eastview. Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood is currently represented by Lisa Lambert of the Saskatchewan Party since 2016. Saskatoon Eastview is currently represented by Corey Tochor of the Saskatchewan Party since 2011.[8]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Holliston lies within ward 6. It is represented by Councillor Cynthia Block, first elected in 2016.[9]



Holliston School
1511 Louise Avenue

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S7H 2R2

School boardSaskatoon Public School Division
PrincipalDoug Gilmour
Vice PrincipalKaren MacDonald-Smith
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment263[10] (2017)
Education systemPublic
Feeder toWalter Murray Collegiate
Sion Middle School
Sion Middle School (Saskatoon).jpg
2010 7th Street East

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S7H 5K6

Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Opened1960 (1960)[11]
School boardGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
GradesGrade 6 to Grade 9
Education systemSeparate
  • Holliston School - public elementary, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division.[12] It was opened in 1956 and was named after William Holliston, who taught in Saskatoon schools from 1903 to 1940.[13] Alumni of note include Shaun Verrault and Safwan Javed, who met and became friends at school. They would go on to form the band Wide Mouth Mason.[14]
  • Sion Middle School - separate (Catholic) middle school, part of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Located in the former St. Charles School, it was an alternative program school for Grades 6 to 9, where students were taught individualized academics with practical arts, guidance and behavioral support. Because of declining enrolment, the school board decided to close the school at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.[15] It has since been leased to the Saskatoon Tribal Council.[16]

Recently, the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division is talking about building a new Cree bilingual school on the site of the old St. Charles/Sion Middle School to alleviate the congestion at St. Frances School. Pending government approval, the old building would be demolished to make room for the new facility.[17]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Jeffrey Park - 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
  • Wiggins Park - 2.9 acres (1.2 ha)
  • Canon Smith Park - 4.6 acres (1.9 ha)
  • Holliston Park - 5.4 acres (2.2 ha)

George Ward Pool is a public swimming pool that operates during the summer months.[18] It opened on July 29, 1965[19] and was named after George Ward, a longtime administrator, official and organizer of sport programs in Saskatchewan.[20]

The Holliston Community Association serves Holliston as well as the east part of the Haultain neighbourhood. It operates programs including sports for children/youth and fitness, recreation and leisure for all ages.[21]


Holliston's northern border is part of the 8th Street business district. 46 home-based businesses exist in the neighbourhood.


Holliston is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by 8th Street to the north, Preston Avenue to the east, Isabella and Adelaide Streets to the south, and Munroe and Cumberland Avenues to the west. Louise Avenue, a collector road, roughly bisects the neighbourhood from north to south. Taylor Street, an arterial road, divides the neighbourhood into a northern two-thirds part and southern one-third part. Streets are laid out in both traditional grid and modern curved patterns. Streets are named after early pioneers from the Saskatoon area.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Holliston neighbourhood profile" (PDF). City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2007. Retrieved 2009-11-07.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Holliston". 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. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). E.T. Russell, ed. From a little stone school... History of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 100.
  6. ^ "Minutes of the Regular Meeting of City Council" (PDF). City of Saskatoon. April 28, 1997. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  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. ^ Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  11. ^ Our History (PDF), retrieved 2015-07-01[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Holliston School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  13. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). E.T. Russell, ed. From a little stone school... History of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 21.
  14. ^ "Shaun Verrault". Wide Mouth Mason Music. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  15. ^ Stewart, Jeanette (March 30, 2010). "Middle school to close". The StarPhoenix. CanWest. Retrieved 2010-03-30.[dead link]
  16. ^ Saskatoon Tribal Council Education Unit, retrieved 2015-06-30
  17. ^ Thomson, Carol (July 3, 2018). "New Building Needed for Cree Bilingual School". CJWW. Saskatoon Media Group. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  18. ^ "Outdoor Pools". City of Saskatoon - Leisure Services. Archived from the original on 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  19. ^ "Significant Dates". City of Saskatoon - City Archives. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  20. ^ "Prairie Gold - Sports Heroes from Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2009-11-08.
  21. ^ "Holliston Community Association". City of Saskatoon - Community Development Branch. Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2009-11-08.

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