Central Industrial, Saskatoon

Central Industrial, Saskatoon

Central Industrial is a light industrial area in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, that comprises educational, recreational facilities, hotels and businesses along Idylwyld Drive. The community meets up with the Central Business District CBD to the west and south, and residential areas east and north.


Within the Lawson Suburban Development Area (West Side), the subdivision of the Central Industrial area reaches as far north as 33rd Street East, and is bordered to the west by Idylwyld Drive. The western boundary is just west of the buildings along First Avenue but not inclusive of them, and to the south, just north of the buildings along 24th Street but not inclusive of them.


Still comprising the remnants of the Canadian National Railway train yards and business sector of historical Saskatoon. The Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railway reached Saskatoon in 1890 and crossed the South Saskatchewan River, causing a boom in development on the west side of the river. The CNR Bridge ( present day site of the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge or Freeway/Idywyld Bridge ) crosses the South Saskatchewan River through the city connecting Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert.


A triangular subdivision without residential homes, and without many inner streets and avenues. [http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/org/city_planning/zam_maps/102.pdf 102 pdf ZAM map Central Industrial Saskatoon] URL accessed March 4, 2007]


*E.A. Davies Building was previously named the "Saskatoon Normal School" where students came to train as teachers from 1922 to 1964 thus giving rise to its later naming the "Saskatoon Teacher's College" .

*SIAST Kelsey Institute provides post secondary technical vocational training. The "Canadian Vocational Training School" opened in 1941 in response to re-training to World War II veterans. "Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute" erected a building in 1963. 1967 saw another re-naming: "Saskatchewan Technical Institute of Saskatoon" which only lasted until the name: "Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences", was applied in 1968. In 1974, it was re-named "Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences" (KIAAS) in honour of explorer Henry Kelsey. [ [http://www.siast.sk.ca/kelsey/aboutkelsey/kelseyhistory.htm History - Kelsey] URL accessed April 1, 2007]


*Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre had its grand opening in 1975 with a50-metre pool, platform diving tower, and diving springboards and hosted the 1989 Jeux Canada Games. [ [http://www.saskatoon.ca/org/leisure/facilities/hbc.asp City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Leisure ...] URL accessed March 4, 2007] [ [http://www.saskatoon.ca/org/leisure/facilities/pdfs/HBAC_invite.pdf Invitation:Layout 1.qxd] URL accessed April 1, 2007]

Due to the opening of the Blairmore Recreational Civic Centre in the fall of 2008, changes are being planned for Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre. [ [http://www.saskatoon.ca/org/leisure/facilities/hbc_reuse.asp City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Leisure Services] URL accessed March 4, 2007]

*Sands Golf Dome


Idylwyld Drive has had many titles: Avenue A, (concurrency with Highway 11 and most currently Louis Riel Trail). It is a main thoroughfare through the city connecting Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. It also connects west Saskatoon with the bedroom communities of Warman and Martensville

City transit

The Central Industrial is serviced by City Transit Bus Routes Saskatoon Transit.


Co-ordinates: 52°8′31″N 106°40′5″W

North: Kelsey-Woodlawn
West: Caswell Hill Central Industrial East: City Park
South: Central Business District CBD
[ [http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/org/city_planning/resources/publications/Future_Growth_and_Development_of_Saskatoon.pdf Selling an Idea or a Product] URL accessed January 27, 2007]


External links

* [http://www.saskatoon.ca/org/city_planning/local_area_plans/index.asp Local Area Planning]
* [http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/org/city_planning/resources/publications/Future_Growth_and_Development_of_Saskatoon.pdf Selling an Idea or a Product]

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