Lawson Heights, Saskatoon

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Lawson Heights
Neighborhood
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
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Lawson Suburban Development Area
Neighbourhood Lawson Heights
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 5)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Randy Donauer
Area
 • Total 1.485 km2 (0.573 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,815
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
 • Average Income $78,130
Time zone CST (UTC-6)

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

History[edit]

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]

Location[edit]

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.

Recreation[edit]

  • 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.

[7]

Street naming[edit]

All the neighbourhood roads are crescents which connect back to the main thoroughfares. The streets are named after Saskatchewan lakes:

Government and politics[edit]

Lawson Heights exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon--Wanuskewin. It is currently represented by Maurice Vellacott. The last federal election was held in this area on Monday, January 23, 2006.[8]

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Northwest. It is currently represented by Gordon Wyant.[9][10]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Lawson Heights lies within ward 5. It is currently represented by Councillor Randy Donauer.[11] Due to population drop according to the 2006 census, the city wards are being remapped.

Ward 5's population may be proportionately shrinking as its population ages.

— Bil Holden manager of City of Saskatoon research and information and resource centre.[12]

Library[edit]

  • Rusty MacDonald Branch Library located in the Lawson Civic Centre celebrated its grand opening in 1989.[13]

Education[edit]

Lawson Heights School
Address
430 Redberry Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 5H6
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Janna Piro
Vice principal Corey Apesland
Enrollment 228[14] (2014)
Education system Public
Language English
Website
St. George School
St George Elementary School (Saskatoon).jpg
Address
748 Redberry Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 5H3
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Opened 1979 (1979)[15]
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Principal Lisa Domoslai
Vice principal Dan Shirley
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 222[14] (2014)
Education system Separate
Language English
Feeder to Bishop James Mahoney High School
Website

Economy[edit]

  • Technically the 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.

Transportation[edit]

City Transit[edit]

Lawson Heights is serviced by City Transit Bus RoutesSaskatoon Transit.

Life[edit]

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.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Centennialize your event URL accessed February 7, 2007
  2. ^ National Archives Archivia Net Western Land Grants (1870-1930) URL accessed February 7, 2007
  3. ^ Map and Neighbourhood Profiles 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. ^ http://www.saskatoon.ca/org/leisure/facilities/lcc.aspCity of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Leisure ... URL accessed February 7, 2007
  8. ^ "Voter Information Service -". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  9. ^ "Provincial Constituency Boundaries: City of Saskatoon". Elections Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  10. ^ "CTI". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  11. ^ "City of Saskatoon · City Council · Ward Councillors · Ward 5 - Councillor Gordon Wyant". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  12. ^ Nickel, Rod (August 26, 2008). "City wards being remapped East-side neighborhoods show population growth". The StarPhoenix. pp. Front Page. 
  13. ^ Saskatoon Public Library - Rusty Macdonald Branch URL accessed April 1, 2007
  14. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2015-07-01 
  15. ^ Our History (PDF), retrieved 2015-07-01 
  16. ^ "Lawson Heights School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  17. ^ "St. George School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  18. ^ City of Saskatoon Departments · Community Services · Community ... URL accessed February 7, 2007

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