Warman, Saskatchewan

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City of Warman
Warman Municipal Office
Warman Municipal Office
Flag of Warman
Warman is located in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°19′19″N 106°35′03″W / 52.32194°N 106.58417°W / 52.32194; -106.58417Coordinates: 52°19′19″N 106°35′03″W / 52.32194°N 106.58417°W / 52.32194; -106.58417
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Established 1904
Incorporated 1906 (village)
1927 (hamlet)
1962 (village)
1966 (town)
2012 (city)
 • Mayor Sheryl Spence
 • Governing body Warman City Council
 • MP (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek) Kelly Block
 • MLA (Martensville-Warman) Nancy Heppner
 • Total 13.05 km2 (5.03 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 11,020
 • Density 844.6/km2 (2,190.85/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0K 4S0 & S0K 5S0
Area code(s) +1-306
Highways Highway 11
Highway 305
Website City of Warman

Warman is a city in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of the city of Saskatoon, and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the city of Martensville. According to the 2016 census, Warman is the fastest growing municipality in the country, growing 55% between 2011 and 2016.[3] Warman is often referred to as a bedroom community of Saskatoon. The current mayor is Sheryl Spence.

Warman is the newest city in Saskatchewan, officially incorporated on October 27, 2012.[4] Warman is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344.


A. Buhler Farm near Warman, ca. 1910
Central Street business district

The community of Warman was born when the Canadian Northern Railway (now part of the Canadian National Railway) running from Humboldt to North Battleford intersected with the Canadian Pacific Railway running from Regina to Prince Albert. This took place in the fall of 1904. The Warman railway station was in operation from 1907 until 1942 when it was moved to its current location; the building now serves as a Seniors Drop-in centre.[5]

In 1910, A fire destroyed much of the town, including most of Main Street, which contained much of Warman's businesses and the pool house, reducing Warman's population. For this reason, Main Street became a residential side street as Warman's businesses opted to rebuild along Central Street instead.

The original name of the town was Diamond, because the crossing of the two railroad lines created a diamond shape. Soon the name of the town site was changed to Warman, named after Cy Warman (1855–1914), a journalist who followed and recorded the construction of the Canadian Northern Railway.[6] In 1905, there was a huge influx of settlers so that in 1906, Warman was organized as a village. By 1927, the population had dropped to 148 people so that the village council decided to disorganize and return to hamlet status. For the next 35 years the affairs of the hamlet were handled by the Rural Municipality of Warman, who had their office in Warman.

In the early 1950s Warman began to grow again. By 1961, the population of Warman had reached 659, so it was decided in 1962 to incorporate again as a village. It was incorporated as a town four years later. By 2011, the town grew to a population of 7084. The town council applied for city status in 2012 and it was approved by the provincial government in the summer of that year. Warman officially became a city on October 27, 2012.[4]

Former NHL hockey player Ed Dyck is from Warman.


Canada census – Warman, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 11,020 (55.1% from 2011) 7,104 (48.5% from 2006) 4,764 (36.9% from 2001)
Land area: 13.05 km2 (5.04 sq mi) 8.54 km2 (3.30 sq mi) 5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)
Population density: 844.6/km2 (2,188/sq mi) 829.7/km2 (2,149/sq mi) 891.8/km2 (2,310/sq mi)
Median age: 30.5 (M: 30.4, F: 30.6)
Total private dwellings: 3,874 2,475 1,679
Median household income: $65,067
References: 2016[7] 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]


In Spring 2014, Catholic residents in Warman formed a local Catholic school division which amalgamated with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools shortly thereafter.[11] It was revealed on June 23, 2015 that the division's new elementary school in Warman will be named Holy Trinity Catholic School and it is expected to be complete by 2017.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Council Members". Town of Warman. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Census 2016: Warman, Sask. fastest growing municipality in Canada". Global News. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Warren, Jeremy (August 27, 2012). "Warman will be a city this fall". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Warman Senior Drop-In Centre". Canada's Historic Places - a Federal Provincial and Territorial Collaboration. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Cy Warman: Pioneer Railroad Writer". Great Eastern. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools now represents the City of Warman (PDF), GSCS, 2014-06-01, retrieved 2015-07-01 
  12. ^ "New Catholic schools get names". StarPhoenix. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 

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Works by Cy Warman[edit]

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