Nutana Park, Saskatoon

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Nutana Park
Neighbourhood
Harold Tatler Park North
Harold Tatler Park North
Nutana Park location map
Nutana Park location map
Coordinates: 52°5′55″N 106°38′27″W / 52.09861°N 106.64083°W / 52.09861; -106.64083Coordinates: 52°5′55″N 106°38′27″W / 52.09861°N 106.64083°W / 52.09861; -106.64083
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Nutana
Neighbourhood Nutana Park
Annexed 1910-1919
Construction 1946-1960
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 7)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Mairin Loewen
 • MLA (Saskatoon Eastview) Corey Tochor
 • MP (Saskatoon—Grasswood) Kevin Waugh
Area
 • Total 1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,748
 • Average Income $66,555
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website South Nutana Park Community Association

Nutana Park (sometimes referred to as South Nutana Park) is a mostly residential neighbourhood located in south-central Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a suburban subdivision, consisting mostly of low-density, single detached dwellings. As of 2007, the area is home to 2,748 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $66,555, an average dwelling value of $257,789 and a home ownership rate of 85.1%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $356,116.[2]

History[edit]

L'École canadienne-française (former St. James School)

The most of the land for the Nutana Park neighbourhood was annexed by the city between 1910 and 1919, with the remaining southern piece annexed between 1960 and 1969.[3] According to a 1913 map of registered subdivisions, the name "Nutana Park" was one of many developments in the area, the rest of which went unbuilt. Some of the other subdivisions included University Park, Nutana View, Sterling Park, Alta Vista and Hampton Park.[4] Home building began in the area after World War II, with the greatest activity between 1961 and 1970.[3] The majority of residential units are single-family detached houses, with a small number of semi-detached and apartment units.[1]

Prince Philip School began construction in 1959 and opened in 1960.[5] Another public elementary school, Lorne Haselton School, opened in 1961 but closed in the mid-1980s. The school was named in honour of Dr. L. D. Haselton, a longtime school dentist and board member.[6]

St. James School served the neighbourhood until 2005, when it was closed due to declining enrolment.[7] One notable alumunus of the school is Mike Babcock, current NHL head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. After St. James' closure, the francophone École canadienne-française took over the building; it is Saskatoon's only francophone high school.[8] Extensive renovations to the building were completed in 2008.[9]

Government and politics[edit]

Nutana Park exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—Grasswood. It is currently represented by Kevin Waugh of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2015.[10]

Provincially, Nutana Park is mostly within the boundaries of Saskatoon Eastview. It is currently represented by Corey Tochor of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2011.[11] A small portion of the neighborhood north-east of Louise Avenue is within the boundaries of Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Nutana Park lies within ward 7. It is currently represented by Councillor Mairin Loewen, who was elected to city council in a 2011 by-election.[12]

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Prince Philip School
Prince-Philip-School.jpg
Location
1715 Drinkle Street
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7J 0P8
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Opened 1960 (1960)
School board Saskatoon Public Schools
Principal Shanna Strueby
Vice Principal Rachel Funk
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 202[13] (2017)
Education system Public
Language English
Feeder to Walter Murray Collegiate
Website

Other[edit]

  • Saskatchewan Abilities Council - vocational, rehabilitation and recreational services for physically and mentally disabled persons. Located in the former Lorne Haselton School.[15]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Harold Tatler Park North - 21.1 acres (8.5 ha)
  • Harold Tatler Park South - 9.2 acres (3.7 ha)

Both parks were named after Harold Tatler, a member of the city's Parks Board for many years, and credited with developing many of Saskatoon's boulevards and setting aside adequate park areas.[16]

The Nutana Park Community Association exists to coordinate recreational, sports, and social activities, encourage a sense of community and act as a liaison with the City on a number of issues affecting the neighbourhood.[17]

Commercial[edit]

Commercial development is limited to a few small businesses on the corner of Drinkle Street and Estey Drive. In addition, there are 37 home-based businesses in the neighbourhood. Market Mall, a major indoor shopping centre, is located just outside the community boundaries across Preston Avenue, while additional "big box" and strip-mall commercial development has emerged off Preston in the Stonebridge community immediately to the south.

Location[edit]

Nutana Park is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Adelaide Street to the north, Circle Drive to the south, Cumberland Avenue to the west, and Preston Avenue to the east. Roads are a mix of local and collector roads. Construction of an interchange at Preston and Circle, in the planning since the 1960s, was completed in the fall 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nutana Park neighbourhood profile - 2007" (PDF). City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Nutana Park". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ a b Community Services Department (Spring 2006). City Planning Branch, ed. "Populace". 8 (1). City of Saskatoon: 5. 
  4. ^ O'Brien, Jeff; Ruth W. Millar; William P. Delainey (2006). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon: A History in Photographs. Coteau Books. p. 31. ISBN 1-55050-336-7. 
  5. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). From a little stone school... History of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 102. 
  6. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). From a little stone school... History of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 117. 
  7. ^ "St. James and St. Thomas school programs to amalgamate" (PDF). Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2005-03-23. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  8. ^ a b "L'École canadienne-française". Conseil des écoles fransaskoises. Archived from the original on 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  9. ^ "Sod turning at École canadienne-française". Conseil des écoles fransaskoises. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  10. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  11. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  12. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, retrieved 2017-04-16 
  13. ^ Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10 
  14. ^ "Prince Philip School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 
  15. ^ "Saskatchewan Abilities Council". Saskatchewan Abilities Council. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  16. ^ "Tree Planters: Past and Present". Saskatchewan Eco-Network. Archived from the original on 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  17. ^ "South Nutana Park Community Association". South Nutana Park Community Association. Retrieved 2010-01-13. 

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