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Residential Parking Zones

Residential Parking Permit Zone Expanded
Many areas in the Varsity View and Grosvenor Park neighbourhood experience significant on-street parking congestion, usually generated by the nearby hospital and university. The Residential Parking Program (RPP) was established to minimize this congestion by limiting non-resident parking to a maximum amount of time so that on-street space is continuously made available in these areas. The RPP zone in the Varsity View area has been expanded and new signage indicating the extent of the zones will be in place beginning September 1, 2018.

Residents of an RPP zone may be able to purchase an RPP permit which allows them to park their vehicle near their homes beyond the posted time limit. Parking Enforcement vehicles regularly patrol RPP zones. Vehicles parked on the street beyond the posted time limit are ticketed if they do not display a valid RPP permit. Residents of apartments or multi-unit dwellings can contact City of Saskatoon Customer Services at 306-975-2400 to find out if they are eligible.

Permits can be purchased at Customer Service on the main floor of City Hall (222 3rd Ave North).

Resident Permit
• $25.00 plus applicable taxes.
• Prorated to $12.50 if purchased six months after the zone’s permit renewal date.
• For residents of an RPP zone.
• Not transferable between vehicles (i.e. permit is issued to a specific vehicle).
• Limit one permit per resident.

Visitor Permit
• $5.00 plus applicable taxes, or $25.00 plus taxes if purchased in place of a resident permit.
• Prorated to $2.50 (or $12.50) if purchased six months after the zone’s permit renewal date.
• For residents of an RPP zone to provide to their visitors as needed.
• Transferable between vehicles.
• Limit one permit per residence.

Temporary Permit
• $1.00 per day plus applicable taxes.
• For short-term use by residents and non-residents.
• Valid only for the dates indicated on the permit.

All applicants are required to prove that they reside within an RPP zone by providing a current driver’s license and vehicle registration, along with any one of the following documents:
• utility bill
• phone/internet/cable bill
• residence confirmation from landlord
• lease agreement

Applicants of eligible apartment buildings must provide a letter from the landlord stating that the dwelling unit does not have an assigned off-street parking space. In instances where the resident is not the registered owner of the vehicle, but is the principal operator, the owner must sign an affidavit declaring possession of that vehicle.
Persons driving corporate vehicles must provide proof of employment with the corporation or ownership of the corporation. An employment contract, a letter on corporate letterhead signed by an official of the company, shareholder agreement, business card, etc. are all acceptable forms of documentation.

For more information about RPP permits, contact Parking Services at 306-975-2400.

City of Saskatoon Residential Parking Program webpage.

Big Plans for a Little Park – Albert Rec. Unit

Albert Recreational Unit, at the corner of Clarence Avenue and 13th Street, has been a little park in the Nutana and Varsity View neighbourhoods for over 70 years – starting as a paddling pool and then expanding with a surrounding park and playground.

While the park has served us well over these years – both as a neighbourhood destination on hot summer days and as a fun playground area – the park is beginning to show its age, especially in the style and condition of its playground.

A small ambitious neighbourhood group wants to change this. We want to update the park and playground equipment to give a boost to the park’s usage and its longevity.

These may be big plans for our little park, but we believe that the neighbourhood deserves and will support a great little park like this. Ideas and concepts are still being discussed, but in broad strokes the committee is focused on these goals:
– maintain the paddling pool and building
– increase the green space
– modernize some (or all) of the playground equipment
– make the park a safe and welcoming place for all in the neighbourhood

Our energetic group is meeting regularly and we look forward to sharing our ideas with the neighbourhood, both for community feedback and also to begin fundraising.

We welcome your comments and suggestions as we begin making our big plans, and trust you will help support our little park.

Help us make our little park a big success!

The Albert Rec. Unit Committee:
Rahul Mainra (chair), Tanya Bell, Anu Bhargava, Barb Giles, Trevor Morog, Beth Wall, Sarah Williams, Roger Williamson
Contact us by email: bigplans@nutana.ca