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City: Discretionary use approval

Planning and Development has received an application from Realscapes Investments Inc. requesting discretionary use approval to operate a short-term rental property at 320 Hugo Avenue in the Varsity View neighbourhood. One off street parking stall is required and no construction or alterations are proposed as part of this application. This site is located in the R2 Zoning District (One and Two-Unit Residential District) which prescribes short-term rental properties as a discretionary use.

Property owners have until December 7 to respond with questions or comments, following that period Planning and Development will determine if there are items that need to be addressed, or if the application can proceed through the approval process. The approving authority for short-term rental properties in the R2 District is City Administration.

This link details further information on the application and the discretionary use process. This notice has been sent to registered property owners 75 metres from the subject site.

NatureCity Festival Planning

October 4, 7PM, Amigos Cantina

What is your WILDEST dream for Saskatoon? Join us for a night of ‘lightning talks’, celebration and fun, as we begin planning for NatureCity Festival 2019.

Join us in the back room at Amigo’s Cantina (806 Dufferin Ave) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 for an evening of music, snacks, good company and inspired conversation. This event is free, and drinks will be available for purchase.

Find more information HERE.

p.s. If you want to get involved in the Festival but can’t come out on Thursday, please shoot us an email. There are lots of opportunities for volunteers, and we’d love to have you join us.

City of Saskatoon Come & Grow

City-wide Community Open House
March 7, 4:30 – 8:30 PM

Western Development Museum

A come and go event with something for everyone, including the kids.

Let’s get the conversation started on:
– transforming our transit system
– redevelopment around our major roads
– improvements in neighbourhood design

Everyone is welcome!

If you can’t make it to the event, check out all engagement opportunities at saskatoon.ca/engage and use #GrowYXE on social media to share your thoughts about our plans for growth (Bus Rapid Transit, Corridor Planning, Transit Villages, etc.)

U of S Master Plan

The University of Saskatchewan is developing a new Campus Master Plan which will guide how the University will grow and develop over the coming years.

In June we are reaching out to our stakeholders for input. This will be an opportunity to provide input on topics such as connectivity to neighborhoods surrounding campus, transportation networks, outdoor landscapes, community gathering spaces, indigenous place-making, sustainability, winter city design and more.

We are planning a casual come and go event at Amigos on June 13th between 5pm and 7pm. This event is intended for the communities surrounding campus to have an opportunity to share their ideas. Please mark this in your calendars.

The event:
Our project team will be present to provide a brief overview and display sample images but the main objective is to provide an initial opportunity to share ideas, through candid conversation, on campus growth and development.

City Growth Plan Questionnaire


The City of Saskatoon is acting on the Growth Plan to Half a Million, starting with the core initiative of Corridor Growth.


Complete a Questionnaire March 20 – April 10 Find it at saskatoon.ca/corridor-growth

Residents, Business Owners, and Community Leaders are invited to provide input on the development of the Corridor Planning Program.

This questionnaire should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

The Growth Plan explores ways to encourage growth and redevelopment near Saskatoon’s major corridors in order to reduce outward growth pressures, provide more housing options close to employment areas, and enhance transportation choices throughout the City. Residents have expressed a desire for sustainable growth options and a better balance of outward and upward growth. Corridor Growth is essential to transforming low-density, auto-centric land uses into vibrant, complete communities that support attractive transit. The Growth Plan identifies a shortlist of major corridors with greatest potential for redevelopment and supporting future Bus Rapid Transit. These corridors include portions of: 8th Street East, Preston Avenue, 22nd Street West and Idlywyld Drive North.

For more information, visit saskatoon.ca/growth or contact us at 306-986-3039.

Create a Winter City Full of Possibilities

The City of Saskatoon invites you to help shape a new approach to winter in Saskatoon! Join us for a free breakfast session and:
· Be first to hear how we are shaping a Winter City for 2017,
· Share your ideas to inspire winter activity in Saskatoon,
· Vote for ideas you feel will create the greatest winter experience in Saskatoon,*
· Open opportunities to partner with the City on your organization’s winter initiatives, and
· Access the public premiere of Tourism Saskatoon’s winter “Endless Adventures” campaign.

In January 2017, the City will launch a public engagement campaign to develop our inaugural Winter City Strategy. This breakfast is our first step in shaping that strategy. Be a part of a team that generates new ideas and collaborated efforts to inspire recreation and sport; getting around in winter; arts, culture and festivals, and much more.

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: 7:30-8:30am
Location: Le Relais, 308 4th Ave N, Saskatoon
(Free street parking at meters before 9:00am)

Seats are Limited
RSVP to reserve your seat at: — https://www.picatic.com/saskwintercity/

Ward 6 Community Forum – May 28

Ward 6 Community Forum – Rethinking the relationship between Citizens and City Hall

Thursday May 28th at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Luther Tower 22nd Floor (highest viewpoint in Saskatoon) 1223 Temperance ST

Come share your ideas about the challenges we face in our community, our vision for the City, and the actions we can take as citizens to make the best of our opportunities. The discussion will be kicked off with ‘civic storytelling’ to help set the context and bring some key issues to life.

From Charlie Clark, Ward 6 Councillor:
The last 8 months or so at City Hall have been busy and challenging to say the least. This has caused me to reflect on the relationship between City Hall and citizens. It is important that we continually find ways to build a healthy and resilient community, together. In a smaller-sized city like Saskatoon, filled with talented people, we have tremendous opportunities to do this well.

In past years there have been Mayor’s Town Halls in each Ward. This will not be happening this year. Instead, I will be hosting a Ward 6 Forum to discuss how we can rethink the relationship between citizens and City Hall, as it relates to the key challenges we face, our vision for the City, and the actions we can take to make the best of our opportunities. The evening will include some ‘civic storytelling’ to help set the context and bring the issues to life.

Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon

Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon – the City’s public planning initiative to develop a Growth Plan to Half a Million that will help guide future infrastructure investments for the next 30 to 40 years.

The next round of Growth Plan public engagement is being planned from February 25 to March 18. It will feature two workshop-style events on March 3 at TCU Place, a Campus Consultation on March 10 at Louis’ Loft at the U of S, as well as an online survey from February 25 to March 18 at www.growingfwd.ca. This engagement will:
· present the recommended long-term plans for Corridor Growth, Transit and Core Bridges for confirmation; and,
· begin discussion about implementation priorities for these plans (what do we make happen in 0-5 years, 5-10 years, 10-20 years?).

A key component of the Growth Plan is development of a new transit system with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to help provide more attractive options for moving around the city. As discussed during our engagement before Christmas, providing a greater variety of transit services to suit more user needs would include BRT running along 8th Street to Preston Avenue and College Drive. If adopted, BRT along Preston Avenue would likely be developed in stages, beginning with increased service and moving towards eventual dedication of road space over several years. This will be discussed in greater detail during the next round of Growth Plan public engagement starting February 25.

Learn more and get involved at www.growingfwd.ca