Lawson Heights, Saskatoon

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Lawson Heights
The Mall at Lawson Heights
Coordinates: 52°10′16″N 106°37′10″W / 52.17111°N 106.61944°W / 52.17111; -106.61944Coordinates: 52°10′16″N 106°37′10″W / 52.17111°N 106.61944°W / 52.17111; -106.61944
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Suburban Development AreaLawson Suburban Development Area
NeighbourhoodLawson Heights
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 5)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorRandy Donauer
 • Total1.485 km2 (0.573 sq mi)
 • Total4,815
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
 • Average Income
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)

Lawson Heights is a residential neighbourhood located in northern Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which was developed beginning in the late 1970s.


Lawson Heights takes its name from Reverend Stephen George Lawson who homesteaded in the area (northeast quarter of section 10 Township 37 Range 5 West of the 3rd Meridian). He had come from Prince Edward Island and was a Presbyterian minister.[1][2]

Construction on Lawson Heights began in the late 1970s and was considered completed by the end of 1980s. The average family size is 2.7 with homeownership at 64.6%. The average home selling price in 2006 was $256,013.[3] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $340,371.[4]


Within the Lawson Suburban Development Area (West Side), the neighbourhood of Lawson Heights is bounded to the north by Lenore Drive. It is basically triangular in shape. Primrose Drive is to the west. Pinehouse Drive is on the southern edge. Whiteswan Drive provides a scenic drive along the eastern edge, which borders upon the Meewasin Park on the river bank of the South Saskatchewan River.


  • Saskatoon Kinsmen / Henk Ruys Soccer Centre.[5]
  • Lawson Civic Centre opened in 1989 in conjunction with the[6]
    • Saskatoon's first wave pool
    • Tropical beach-like pool where the water starts at 0 and tapers off until finally reaching a depth of 6 feet (2 m).
    • Water features such as whirlpool and toddlers' pool
    • Multipurpose room
    • Indoor playground
    • Fitness room
    • Poolside deck
    • Outdoor park area.


Street naming[edit]

All the neighbourhood roads are crescents which connect back to the main thoroughfares. The streets are named after Saskatchewan lakes, and was the first of three neighbourhoods in the city to do this:

Government and politics[edit]

Lawson Heights 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.[8]

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Northwest. It is currently represented by Gordon Wyant of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in a 2010 by-election.[9]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Lawson Heights lies within ward 5. It is currently represented by Randy Donauer, first elected in a 2010 by-election.[10]


  • Rusty MacDonald Branch Library located in the Lawson Civic Centre celebrated its grand opening in 1989.[11]


Lawson Heights School
Lawson Heights School (Saskatoon).jpg
430 Redberry Road

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S7K 5H6

School boardSaskatoon Public School Division
PrincipalJanna Piro
Vice PrincipalDaniel Jutras
Enrollment190[12] (2017)
Education systemPublic
Feeder toMarion M. Graham Collegiate
St. George School
St George Elementary School (Saskatoon).jpg
748 Redberry Road

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S7K 5H3

Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Opened1979 (1979)[13]
School boardGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
PrincipalRenee Cratty
Vice PrincipalJana Lalach
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment221[12] (2017)
Education systemSeparate
Feeder toBishop James Mahoney High School


  • Technically The Mall at Lawson Heights, a nearby amenity, is located to the west in the Lawson Heights Suburban Centre, and the suburban centre includes additional commercial development along Primrose and Pinehouse Drive. Within Lawson Heights itself, there is no actual commercial development.

Area Parks[edit]

  • Rochdale Park 19.23 acres (77,800 m2)
  • Umea Park, though located in three separate sections within the Lawson Heights Suburban Centre, is also considered an area amenity for residents of Lawson Heights.


City Transit[edit]

Lawson Heights is serviced by City Transit Bus RoutesSaskatoon Transit.


Lawson Heights Community Association operates several sports and recreation programs at Lawson Heights and St. George Schools, Marion M. Graham Collegiate, Bishop James Mahoney High School, and local parks.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Centennialize your event Archived 2006-10-03 at the Wayback Machine URL accessed February 7, 2007
  2. ^ National Archives Archivia Net Western Land Grants (1870-1930) Archived 2006-10-06 at the Wayback Machine URL accessed February 7, 2007
  3. ^ Map and Neighbourhood Profiles Archived 2006-06-26 at the Wayback Machine URL accessed February 7, 2007
  4. ^ "Lawson Heights". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  5. ^ Saskatoon Kinsmen / Henk Ruys Soccer Centre. URL accessed February 7, 2007
  6. ^ Rusty MacDonald Branch Library
  7. ^ of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Leisure ... Archived 2007-02-19 at the Wayback Machine URL accessed February 7, 2007
  8. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  9. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16
  10. ^ City Councillors -, retrieved 2017-04-16
  11. ^ Saskatoon Public Library - Rusty Macdonald Branch Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine URL accessed April 1, 2007
  12. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  13. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2.
  14. ^ "Lawson Heights School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  15. ^ "St. George School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  16. ^ City of Saskatoon Departments · Community Services · Community ... Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine URL accessed February 7, 2007

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