Silverspring entrance sign
Silverspring location map
|Suburban Development Area||University Heights|
|• Type||Municipal (Ward 10)|
|• Administrative body||Saskatoon City Council|
|• Councillor||Zach Jeffries|
|• MLA||Paul Merriman|
|• MP||Brad Trost|
|• Total||1.78 km2 (0.69 sq mi)|
|• Average Income||$85,084|
|Time zone||UTC (UTC-6)|
|List of neighbourhoods in Saskatoon|
Silverspring is a residential neighbourhood located in northeast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a suburban subdivision, composed mostly of low-density, single detached houses. As of 2007, the area is home to 4,936 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a high income area, with an average family income of $85,084, an average dwelling value of $322,670 and a home ownership rate of 97.8%. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $407,171.
The majority of Silverspring was constructed during the late 1980s and through the 1990s, on land formerly administered by the University of Saskatchewan. The land for the Silverspring community was annexed between 1955, and 1959; however, the majority of residential building construction was done after 1991, and a small amount of construction was just one decade before this.
Notable Saskatoon athletes and contributors to the sports world had roadways of Silverspring named in their honour. They include Diane Jones Konihowski, Hal Laycoe, Catriona Le May Doan and Vera Pezer.
Government and politics
Silverspring 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.
Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland. It is currently represented by Paul Merriman of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2016.
|Mother Teresa School|
|738 Konihowski Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7S 1M4
|School board||Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools|
|Vice Principal||Don Vogt|
|Grades||Kindergarten to Grade 8|
|Feeder to||St. Joseph High School|
|Website||Mother Teresa School|
|610 Konihowski Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7S 1M5
|School board||Saskatoon Public School Division|
|Vice Principal||Sheena Hushagen|
|Grades||Kindergarten to Grade 8|
|Feeder to||Centennial Collegiate|
- Mother Teresa School - separate (Catholic) elementary, part of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
- Silverspring School - public elementary, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division
- Adjacent to University of Saskatchewan lands, with some U of S lecture and research facilities located across Central Avenue from Silverspring. The main campus is several kilometres away.
- The Regional Psychiatric Centre is located on Central Avenue, between Garvie Road and Somers Road
Parks and recreation
- Christine Morris Park - 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
- Dave King Park - 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
- Silverspring Park - 19 acres (7.7 ha)
The Saskatoon Natural Grasslands is 34 acres (14 ha) of preserved, uncultivated prairie grassland. Many types of plants, such as grasses, lichens, wildflowers and fungi can be found in this ecosystem. The Saskatoon Nature Society acts as the steward for this natural area. Sutherland Beach, a popular park and off-leash area along the east shore of the South Saskatchewan River, is accessible via a roadway off Central Avenue immediately adjacent to Silverspring.
Silverspring is also immediately adjacent to the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.
The Silverspring Community Association is involved in operating the community rink, organizing sports teams, and hosting a variety of events and activities.
At present, no parts of Silverspring have commercial development though a couple of lots on Central Avenue have been set aside for neighbourhood commercial. 103 home-based businesses exist in the area. The closest major commercial is the nearby University Heights commercial area accessed via Attridge Drive to the east, and the Preston Crossing big box development to the west.
Silverspring is located within the University Heights Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Agra Road to the north, Attridge Drive to the south, Central Avenue to the west, and the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo to the east. City maps show Agra Road replaced by a new arterial named Fedoruk Road as the northern boundary.
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- Populace Spring 2006, 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, p. 5
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- Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
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- Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2.
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- "Mother Teresa School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
- "Silverspring School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
- "Saskatoon Natural Grasslands" (PDF). Meewasin Valley Authority. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- "Saskatoon Nature Society President's Annual Report". Saskatoon Nature Society. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
- "Silverspring Community Association". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2010-04-20.
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