Central Business District has approximately 3,200 residents and was formerly called West Saskatoon. This area arose when the steam engines built their pumping stations on the lower west bank of the South Saskatchewan River. Retail enterprises sprang up around the newly created train station and rail yards. The city of Saskatoon’s Central Business District has shopping malls and boutiques and does offer some residential buildings as well.

Below is statistical information on the Central Business District area. This information was gathered by the 2015 Federal Census. If you are a home owner in this area looking to sell your property or are thinking about it please contact me and I can provide a free home evaluation. If you are looking to buy in the Central Business District area or are looking anywhere else in the Saskatoon real estate market feel free to contact me anytime I will help you the best I can.

Statistics 2015

Population: 3,273 Homeownership: 23.6% Average Personal Income: $33,760 Average Household Size: 1.4

Boundaries

The early layout consisted of a train bridge where the CNR Bridge (present day site of the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge or Freeway/Idywyld Bridge)Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge currently stands. The train yards, switching station, station house were all at the foot of the bridge. Warehouses sprang up along the rail tracks. Homes, and schools were scattered to the east of the train yards. Churches lined the river bank edge; Spadina Crescent was first named Church Road. The western side of the rail yard became the town of Riversdale, and were smaller sized lots. The eastern side was the town of West Saskatoon.

When the revitalisation downtown project commenced in the 1960s, the rail yards were refashioned into the current downtown core, a shopping mall, and two large at-grade parking lots (for the shopping mall). The rail bridge was demolished and an automotive bridge was constructed in its place. The layout started on Avenue A (now Idylwyld Drive) and the riverbank. Streets are laid out east-west, and avenues north-south. First Avenue begins to the east of Avenue A and numbers rise consecutively towards Spadina Crescent. Streets are numerical incrementing northward.

Population Breakdown

 

Age Group Male Female
0 – 4 20 5
5 – 9 5 5
10 – 14 5 5
15 – 19 20 15
20 – 24 95 95
25 – 29 140 135
30 – 34 115 80
35 – 39 70 50
40 – 44 75 65
45 – 49 60 55
50 – 54 85 70
55 – 59 90 85
60 – 64 80 105
65 – 69 105 70
70 – 74 65 115
75 – 79 80 115
80 – 84 75 185
85+ 95 275

 

Family Income

 

Family Income Number
Under $10,000  125
$10,000 – $19,999  500
$20,000 – $29,999  285
$30,000 – $39,999  205
$40,000 – $49,999  225
$50,000 – $59,999  210
$60,000 – $79,999  155
$80,000 – $99,999  125
$100,000 – $124,999  95
$125,000 – $149,999  45
$150,000 and over  65
AVERAGE FAMILY INCOME $51,888

 

First Language

 

First Language Number
English 2,150
French 60
Ukrainian 75
German 105
Tagalog 40

 

Schools

Public Elementary Schools: None Separate Elementary Schools: None Public Middle Schools: None Separate Middle Schools: None Public Secondary Schools: None Separate Secondary Schools:None

Parks

Park Name Acres
City Hall Square 3.4
Friendship Park 1.7
Kiwanis Memorial Park 17.8
Riverlanding 4.7

 

Types of Homes

 

Types of Home Number
One Unit Dwelling 3
Multi-Unit Dwelling 2557
TOTAL DWELLINGS 2,601
Neighborhood Area (acres) 289.1
Dwelling Units per Acre 9.0

 

Age of Homes

 

Age of homes Number
Before 1960 500
1961 – 1980 770
1981 – 1990 390
1991 – 2000 125
2001 – 2005 95
2006 – 2011 155

 

Average Selling Prices

Year 2015                                 No. of Sales            Avg. Price ($)

Low rise Apt Condo               1                                $285,000

High Rise Apt Condo            57                              $377,400

 

The neighborhood statistical information on this page was compiled by the City of Saskatoon Planning Branch, all of the information was accurate as of the 2015 Federal Census.