Massey Place, Saskatoon

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Massey Place
Coordinates: 52°08′24″N 106°43′01″W / 52.14°N 106.717°W / 52.14; -106.717Coordinates: 52°08′24″N 106°43′01″W / 52.14°N 106.717°W / 52.14; -106.717
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Suburban Development AreaConfederation SDA
NeighbourhoodMassey Place
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 4)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorTroy Davies
 • Total3,510
 • Average Income
Time zoneUTC−6 (UTC)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Massey Place, is a geographically localised subdivision of the Confederation Suburban Development Area in the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan which is nestled around Archibald McDonald Park. Mcdonald Park is centrally located along the northern perimeter of 33rd Street East. The school yards of both Vincent Massey School and Bishop Klein School have their western boundaries along Archibald McDonald Park which has as its resources ball diamonds, soccer pitches, winter ice rinks, and playground facilities. Massey Place neighbourhood is close to amenities provided by both the commercial district of the Confederation Suburban Centre.


Massey Place with a 2001 census population of 3,510 is larger than the provincial town of Tisdale, the "Land of Rape and Honey" which showed a peak population of 3,500. In 2006, the population of Tisdale went down to 2,981 from the 2001 population of 3,063.[2] The population of Massey Place also dropped between 2001 and 1996 from 3,575 to 3,505, however Massey Place neighbourhood had peaked in 1986 at 3,815.[3] Massey Place is also about the same size demographically as Caswell Hill which has a population of 3,505. The family income of both the neighbourhoods of Caswell Hill and Massey Place is approximately the same $40,217 to $41,971 respectively, the average home resale price is about $20,000 higher in Massey Place. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $261,700.[4]

Within the Confederation SDA, the neighbourhood of Massey Place is bounded to the north by 33rd Street East. It is basically triangular in shape. Confederation Drive is to the western limits, the lower tip of the triangle is foreshortened by Milton Street. The eastern limits are Circle Drive.[5]


The roads are laid out in a court system styling and all the roads begin with the letter "M". The only exception to the rule is Northumberland Avenue.

  • Mackie Crescent
  • Macklem Drive
  • Madison Crescent
  • Mahoney Avenue
  • Malta Crescent
  • Marlborough Avenue, Crescent, Place
  • Matheson Drive
  • Maxwell Crescent
  • McKay Place
  • Milton Street
  • Moore Place
  • Morris Drive

Government and politics[edit]

Massey Place exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon West. It is currently represented by Sheri Benson of the New Democratic Party, first elected in 2015.[6]

Provincially, the area is split between the constituencies of Saskatoon Fairview and Saskatoon Westview. The northeastern portion of the neighbourhood falls within Saskatoon Westview and is currently represented by David Buckingham of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2016. The southwestern portion falls within Saskatoon Fairview and is currently represented by Jennifer Campeau of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2011.[7]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Massey Place lies within ward 4. It is currently represented by Troy Davies, first elected in 2012.[8]


Bishop Klein School
Bishop Klein School (Saskatoon) 2017.jpg
1121 Northumberland Avenue

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S7L 3X2

Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Opened1967 (1967)[9]
School boardGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
PrincipalBurton Harper
Vice PrincipalHeather Garman
GradesPre-Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment229[10] (2017)
Education systemSeparate
Feeder toBethlehem High School
Vincent Massey Community School
Vincent Massey Community School (Saskatoon).jpg
1001 Northumberland Avenue

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S7L 3W8

Opened1964 (1964)[11]
School boardSaskatoon Public School Division
PrincipalIan Wilson
Vice PrincipalJill Monahan
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment179[10] (2017)
Education systemPublic
Feeder toMount Royal Collegiate
  • Bishop Klein School – Separate Elementary School
  • Vincent Massey School – Public Elementary School opened 1964.[11]

Area Parks[edit]

This park was named after Hudson's Bay Company Chief Factor Archibald McDonald (1790–1853)[12][13]

  • Marlborough Park 1.10 acres (4,500 m2)


Massey Place has a small strip mall located at the corner of Northumberland Avenue & Morris Drive. The neighbourhood is also near the Confederation Suburban Centre and the soon to be finished Blairmore Suburban Centre.

See also[edit]


The majority of dwellings were constructed in the 1960s with the construction tapering off in the 1970s. The land for this community was annexed by the city of Saskatoon between 1960 and 1964, and construction began immediately.[14]


Massey Place Community Association is very active, and with its membership base and volunteers promotes a wide variety of leisure activities for the area.


  1. ^ Massey Place Neighborhooed Map and Profile
  2. ^ DCP: 53 degrees north, 104 degrees west URL accessed April 10, 2007
  3. ^ 2006 Community Profiles Statistics Canada URL accessed April 10, 2007
  4. ^ "Massey Place". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  5. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine URL accessed January 27, 2007
  6. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  7. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16
  8. ^ City Councillors -, retrieved 2017-04-16
  9. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 184. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2.
  10. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  11. ^ a b Blashill, Lorraine (1982). Lorraine Blashill (ed.). From a little stone school... A story of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd. p. 120.
  12. ^ A Hudson's Bay Company Pioneer - Chief Factor Archibald McDonald of Fort Qu'Appelle URL accessed April 12, 2007
  13. ^ Wheat and Woman by Georgina Binnie-Clark: Saskatchewan pioneer pictures 1914 URL accessed April 12, 2007
  14. ^ Populace Spring 2006 Archived 2007-12-01 at the Wayback Machine URL accessed April 1, 2007

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