Parkridge, Saskatoon

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Parkridge Park
Parkridge Park
Coordinates: 52°07′24″N 106°44′47″W / 52.123333°N 106.746389°W / 52.123333; -106.746389Coordinates: 52°07′24″N 106°44′47″W / 52.123333°N 106.746389°W / 52.123333; -106.746389
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Suburban Development AreaConfederation SDA
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 3)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorAnn Iwanchuk
 • Total4,500
 • Average Income
Time zoneUTC−6 (UTC)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Parkridge is a residential community in western Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, located on land annexed by the city between 1975 and 1979. Development of the subdivision (initially called "Fairhaven II" after the neighbouring community to the east, began in the early 1980s. The extreme west end of the neighbourhood remained undeveloped until the subsequent creation of the adjacent Blairmore Suburban Centre led to the final phase of Parkridge being built out in the early 2010s. Whereas the majority of residents are employed in the sales and service sector, the next highest employer is business, finance and administration. The two main age groups are those in their 40s and teenagers as of 2005.[1] Until recently Parkridge was the farthest western neighbourhood of Saskatoon south of 22nd Street. However, new construction will soon see Neighbourhood 2 of the Blairmore SDA bear that claim to fame.[2] In comparison, the neighbourhood of Parkridge with a 2001 census population of 4,505[1] is larger than the Saskatchewan city of Melville which had a population of 4,149 in 2006, and 4,453 in 2001 and Parkridge is a little smaller than the provincial city of Humboldt which was 4,998 in 2006, and 5,161 in 2001.[3] In Saskatchewan rural towns must maintain a population above 5,000 to apply for city status. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $327,072.[4]


The roadways are to the most part named after those people who contributed significantly to the City of Saskatoon.[2]

List of Parkridge Roadways
Street Name Resident Contribution
Postnikoff Cres.
Grooper Cres.
Blue Place
Poth Way, Cres.
Gooding Pl, Cres.
Heise Cres.
Fairburn Crt
Fortosky Cres., Manor, Terr. Owen Fortosky city councillor
Fusedale Terr.
Needham Cres., Way Needham, C.A. (1928–1929)[5] City councillor
Neatby Cres., Pl. Hilda Neatby[6][7] Head of the Dept. of History (1958–69)
Podiluk Crt. Dr. Walter Podiluk, C.M., LL.D. (Hon.)[8][9] Saskatoon Catholic schools board of Education
Strumm Terr. Strumm, Gil[10] Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Cory Pl.
Arrand Cres. James and Walter Arrand[11][12] Saskatoon contractors
Batoche Cr. Xavier Letendre dit Batoche[13][14] Village founder
Blackley Pl. David Blackley[15] Temperance Colony Pioneer
Skuce Pl.
Caldwell Pl. Crt. Cres. Jessie Caldwell, B.Sc.[16] Canadian Achiever by the Government of Canada
Smith Cr., Pl., Road
Borland Pl.
Whitecap Terr. Pl. Cres. Chief Whitecap (Wapahska)[17] Friend and guide of Saskatoon founder John Lake
Sherry Cres., Way, Pl. Crt.
McCormack Road
Wrigley Cres. James Brooke Wrigley; Eleanor Wrigley[18] real estate business, J.P. & etc.
Streb Cres. Way


James L. Alexander School
427 McCormack Road

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S7M 5L8

School boardSaskatoon Public School Division
PrincipalChandra Gerich
Vice PrincipalBrent Gordon
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment353[19] (2017)
Education systemPublic
Feeder toTommy Douglas Collegiate
St. Marguerite School
St Marguerite School.JPG
1235 McCormack Road

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S7M 5L6

Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Opened1983 (1983)[20]
School boardGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
PrincipalSean Brannen
Vice PrincipalRebecca Pion
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment428[19] (2017)
Education systemSeparate
Feeder toBethlehem High School

Two high schools, Tommy Douglas Collegiate and Bethlehem Catholic High School, are located in the nearby Blairmore Suburban Centre.

Area Parks[edit]

  • Parkridge Park 19.45 acres (78,700 m2)
  • James Girgulis Park 18.04 acres[1]

Parkridge is serviced by two Saskatoon Transit routes: Route #9 (Riversdale/CityCenter) services the neighbourhood boundary on Fairlight Drive while Route #5 (McComack/City Center) goes west on McCormack Road.

Government and politics[edit]

Parkridge exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon West. It is currently represented by Sheri Benson of the New Democratic Party, first elected in 2015.[23]

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Fairview. It is currently represented by Jennifer Campeau of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2011.[24]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Parkridge lies within ward 3. It is currently represented by Ann Iwanchuk, first elected in 2011.[25]


Parkridge Community Rink

Parkridge goes no further west than Highway 7. 22nd Street is the northern most limit for this neighbourhood. CPR rail line is as far south as this neighbourhood will venture. Fairlight Drive creates a curved eastern boundary. The neighbourhood is of uneven shape, and even though there are main thoroughfares west, south and north, the community nestles around Parkridge Park with courts and crescents. Parkridge Park is centrally located with James L. Alexander School at the north end, and St. Marguerite School at the south end of the park. The community's main access road, McCormack Road, winds through the district. In 2009, the city honored a request to convert the Kinloch development from a crescent to two cul-de-sac streets.[26]


The neighbouring subdivision of Fairhaven hosts a few neighbourhood convenience stores, and a strip mall alongside Confederation Inn. Major commercial development, including hotels and big-box retail, is available in the Blairmore Suburban Centre to the immediate northwest. Additional commercial services are to the northeast in the Confederation Suburban Centre. Confederation Mall is the closest enclosed shopping centre.


The Shaw Centre recreation facility is located to the north of Parkridge in the Blairmore Suburban Centre.

Parkridge Centre is a long-term care facility for 240 residents who vary in age from pre-school to elderly.[27]


  1. ^ a b c d Parkridge Profile URL accessed April 9, 2007
  2. ^ a b c Populace Spring 2006 Archived December 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed April 9, 2007
  3. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profiles URL accessed April 4, 2007
  4. ^ "Parkridge". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  5. ^ City of Saskatoon Archives - History of Saskatoon Archived February 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed April 10, 2007
  6. ^ On Campus News URL accessed April 10, 2007
  7. ^ Neatby, Hilda Marion URL accessed April 10, 2007
  8. ^ Honorary degree recipients University of Saskatchewan Archives URL accessed April 10, 2007
  9. ^ Nation Builders - 2000 Archived 2009-02-17 at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed April 10, 2007
  10. ^ Prairie Gold Saskatchewan Sports - Biography - Strumm, Gil URL accessed April 10, 2007
  11. ^ Saskatoon Heritage Society - Designated Buildings - Arrand Block URL accessed April 10, 2007
  12. ^ City of Saskatoon·Departments·Community Services·Leisure ... URL accessed April 10, 2007
  13. ^ Batoche, Saskatchewan
  14. ^ Parks Canada - Teacher's Corner - Teacher Resource Centre URL accessed April 10, 2007
  15. ^ RootsWeb: CAN-SASKATCHEWAN-L RE: [Can-SK] Blackley, Gardenviila ... URL accessed April 10, 2007
  16. ^ Honorary degree recipients :: University of Saskatchewan Archives URL accessed April 10, 2007
  17. ^ Whitecap Dakota First Nation #94 :: History & Culture URL accessed April 10, 2007
  18. ^ St John's Tour (page 10) URL accessed April 10, 2007
  19. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  20. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2.
  21. ^ "James L. Alexander School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  22. ^ "St. Marguerite School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  23. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  24. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16
  25. ^ City Councillors -, retrieved 2017-04-16
  26. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed January 27, 2007
  27. ^ Programs and Services - Volunteer Services - Parkridge Centre URL accessed April 10, 2007

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