University Heights SDA, Saskatoon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
University Heights SDA
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%
 • Total30,000
 62,152 projected 2025
Area code(s)Area code 306
Goats on a University farm in the SDA
Sunset from Petturson's Ravine conservation area facing the U of S

University Heights Suburban Development Area (SDA) is an area in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada). It is a part of the east side community of Saskatoon. It lies (generally) south of the outskirts of the City and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344, east of the South Saskatchewan River, and Lawson SDA, north of the Lakewood SDA, and Nutana SDA.[1]

Future Centre[edit]

Sask Tel Sports Centre

This area at the beginning of the 21st century is one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods of Saskatoon. A multidimensional park is being planned, incorporating outdoor and indoor soccer fields, St. Joseph's High School, an artificial turf football field, the Alice Turner branch of the Saskatoon Public Library, a fire hall, and a recycling depot.[2]


There are seven areas for expansion in the University Heights SDA

  • University Heights Suburban Centre
  • Willowgrove (2004)
  • Evergreen (2011)
  • Aspen Ridge (2015)
  • Neighbourhoods 3-5 projected 2017-2025

The city commenced selling lots in Evergreen in 2011. Construction on the first phase of Aspen Ridge is expected to begin in 2015.[3]

Future Neighbourhood map
Future Neighbourhood area

Recreation Facilities[edit]

Grass in the Petturson's Ravine conservation area


University Heights SDA is home to the following schools:

Post-secondary education[edit]

Separate education[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Public education[edit]

Secondary Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]


  • Saskatoon Public Library Alice Turner Branch Library[7]


The neighbourhoods are served by Central Avenue, McOrmond Drive, Fedoruk Drive, Attridge Drive which are main streets of the city. There will be a perimeter highway around the northern sector.[3] Saskatchewan Highway 5 enters this north eastern SDA of Saskatoon. SK Hwy 5 runs past the Patience Lake Potash mine, Humboldt, and Kamsack to the Manitoba border.

In May 2013 the City confirmed plans to build a north commuter bridge connecting with a northwestern extension of McOrmond Drive within the SDA. This will connect directly with Marquis Drive on the west side and provide an alternate city bypass route to Circle Drive.

City Transit[edit]

The following routes serve the area; some of these only serve the University of Saskatchewan and are so listed. There are bus terminals on the University campus and on 115th Street.

  • 1 Wildwood – Westview (U of S only)
  • 3 College Park – Riversdale
  • 4 Willowgrove – Dundonald
  • 5 Briarwood – Fairhaven (U of S only)
  • 6 Clarence – Broadway (U of S only)
  • 13 Lawson – Exhibition (U of S only)
  • 21 Forest Grove – City Centre
  • 50 Lakeview – Pacific Heights (U of S only)
  • 60 Lakeridge – Confederation (U of S only)
  • 70 Silverspring – Lawson Heights
  • 80 Erindale/Arbor Creek – Silverwood Heights


  1. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine accessed January 27, 2007
  2. ^ Silverspring Future Park accessed January 30, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · City Planning · University Heights Sector Plan". City of Saskatoon. Archived from the original on August 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  4. ^ Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo accessed January 27, 2007
  5. ^ City of Saskatoon – Saskatoon Field House accessed January 27, 2007
  6. ^ "New Conference – Meewasin Dedicates Peggy McKercher Conservation Area". Meewasin. 2005, September 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18. Check date values in: |date= (help) It was closed on September 18, 2009. There is a building within the fenced off area.
  7. ^ Saskatoon Public Library Alice Turner Branch Library accessed January 27, 2007

External links[edit]