Massey Place, Saskatoon

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Massey Place
Coordinates: 54°N 104°W / 54°N 104°W / 54; -104Coordinates: 54°N 104°W / 54°N 104°W / 54; -104
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Neighbourhood Massey Place
 • Type Municipal (Ward 4)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 3,510
 • Average Income $41,971
Time zone UTC (UTC−6)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Massey Place, is a geographically localised subdivision of the Confederation Suburban Development Area in the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan which is nestled around Archibald McDonald Park. Mcdonald Park is centrally located along the northern perimeter of 33rd Street East. The school yards of both Vincent Massey School and Bishop Klein School have their western boundaries along Archibald McDonald Park which has as its resources ball diamonds, soccer pitches, winter ice rinks, and playground facilities. Massey Place neighbourhood is close to amenities provided by both the commercial district of 33rd Street East and the Confederation Suburban Centre.


Massey Place with a 2001 census population of 3,510 is larger than the provincial town of Tisdale, the "Land of Rape and Honey" which showed a peak population of 3,500. In 2006, the population of Tisdale went down to 2,981 from the 2001 population of 3,063.[2] The population of Massey Place also dropped between 2001 and 1996 from 3,575 to 3,505, however Massey Place neighbourhood had peaked in 1986 at 3,815.[3] Massey Place is also about the same size demographically as Caswell Hill which has a population of 3,505 folk. The family income of both the neighbourhoods of Caswell Hill and Massey Place is approximately the same $40,217 to $41,971 respectively, the average home resale price is about $20,000 higher in Massey Place. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $261,700.[4]

Within the Confederation SDA, the neighbourhood of Massey Place is bounded to the north by 33rd Street East. It is basically triangular in shape. Confederation Drive is to the western limits, the lower tip of the triangle is foreshortened by Milton Street. The eastern limits are Circle Drive.[5]


The roads are laid out in a court system styling and all the roads begin with the letter "M". The only exception to the rule is Northumberland Avenue.

  • Mackie Crescent
  • Macklem Drive
  • Madison Crescent
  • Mahoney Avenue
  • Malta Crescent
  • Marlborough Avenue, Crescent, Place
  • Matheson Drive
  • Maxwell Crescent
  • McKay Place
  • Milton Street
  • Moore Place
  • Morris Drive


Bishop Klein School
Bishop Klein Elementary School (Saskatoon).jpg
1121 Northumberland Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L 3X2
Type Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Opened 1967 (1967)[6]
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Principal Kent Gauthier
Vice Principal Heather Garman
Grades Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 283[7] (2015)
Education system Separate
Language English
Feeder to Bethlehem High School
Vincent Massey Community School
1001 Northumberland Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L 3W8
Type Elementary
Opened 1964 (1964)[8]
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Ian Wilson
Vice Principal Chandra Gerich
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 193[7] (2015)
Education system Public
Feeder to Mount Royal Collegiate
  • Bishop Klein School - Separate Elementary School
  • Vincent Massey School - Public Elementary School opened 1964.[8]

Area Parks[edit]

  • Archibald McDonald Park 13.49 acres (54,600 m2)

This park was named after Hudson's Bay Company Chief Factor Archibald McDonald (1790-1853)[9][10]

  • Marlborough Park 1.10 acres (4,500 m2)


Local convenience shops are found along 33rd Street East. The neighbourhood is also near the Confederation Suburban Centre and the soon to be finished Blairmore Suburban Centre.

See also[edit]


The majority of dwellings were constructed in the 1960s with the construction tapering off in the 70's. The land for this community was annexed by the city of Saskatoon between 1960 and 1964, and construction began immediately.[11]


Massey Place Community Association is very active, and with its membership base and volunteers promotes a wide variety of leisure activities for the area.


  1. ^ Massey Place Neighborhooed Map and Profile
  2. ^ DCP: 53 degrees north, 104 degrees west URL accessed April 10, 2007
  3. ^ 2006 Community Profiles Statistics Canada URL accessed April 10, 2007
  4. ^ "Massey Place". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  5. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product URL accessed January 27, 2007
  6. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2. 
  7. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2015-12-25 
  8. ^ a b Blashill, Lorraine (1982). Lorraine Blashill, ed. From a little stone school... A story of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 120. 
  9. ^ A Hudson's Bay Company Pioneer - Chief Factor Archibald McDonald of Fort Qu'Appelle URL accessed April 12, 2007
  10. ^ Wheat and Woman by Georgina Binnie-Clark: Saskatchewan pioneer pictures 1914 URL accessed April 12, 2007
  11. ^ Populace Spring 2006 URL accessed April 1, 2007

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