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Old Posted Sep 11, 2015, 3:19 AM
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatoon is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan and the 21st largest city in Canada with a population of approx. 250,000 (222,000 2011 census)

This was my first time in the city other than flying into YXE last spring and them immediately leaving. I had about 5 hours to shoot and I was rolling a large luggage the whole time so it was a bit awkward but I managed to cover Downtown and Central Industrial (NW of DT) fairly well with a taste of City Park (north of DT) and Nutana's Broadway strip and some of the coolest residential in town (south of DT across the river). Most of the photos are of the buildings I found significant, attractive, or notable, and I think they show some of the best architecture in the city. Unfortunately there was a haze in the air as smoke from the wildfires in the U.S. had drifted north so blue skies were hard to come by.

The are in a somewhat random order but if you click through I've labelled the neighbourhood that each shot was taken in.

Another great Saskatoon thread by Echoes is here: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=206758 and he'll have much more local knowledge if you have specific questions.

I hope you enjoy the photos!

Saskatoon Skyline by Matt, on Flickr

Robin Hood Flour Mill by Matt, on Flickr

Nexus Building by Matt, on Flickr

The Sturdy Stone Centre by Matt, on Flickr

Knox United Church by Matt, on Flickr

Industrial Cycling by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatoon by Matt, on Flickr

City Park by Matt, on Flickr

Wakeboarding the South Saskatchewan by Matt, on Flickr

Balconies by Matt, on Flickr

The Rumley Building by Matt, on Flickr

Western by Matt, on Flickr

Scotia Centre by Matt, on Flickr

Canada Building by Matt, on Flickr

1st Ave by Matt, on Flickr

Don't Say Bread Say Earls by Matt, on Flickr

City Park Alley by Matt, on Flickr

Modern Saskatoon Home by Matt, on Flickr

Noodle King & Ice Cream Queen by Matt, on Flickr

Three and Four by Matt, on Flickr

CIBC Building by Matt, on Flickr

25th St and 2nd Ave by Matt, on Flickr

Rivefront Beach by Matt, on Flickr

The Delta Bessborough Hotel by Matt, on Flickr

City Park Canopy by Matt, on Flickr

Warehouse District by Matt, on Flickr

Broadway Bollard by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatoon Open Door Society by Matt, on Flickr

Ming's Kitchen by Matt, on Flickr

Warehouses by Matt, on Flickr

Montrose Court by Matt, on Flickr

The Senator Hotel by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatchewan Crescent by Matt, on Flickr

Broadway Storefronts by Matt, on Flickr

Alley Life by Matt, on Flickr

Terminating Vista by Matt, on Flickr

Fire Hall No. 3 by Matt, on Flickr

5th Avenue by Matt, on Flickr

The Canada Building by Matt, on Flickr

The Buckwold Building by Matt, on Flickr

Mahatma Gandhi Bust by Matt, on Flickr

St. John's Anglican Cathedral by Matt, on Flickr

Tees & Persse Limited by Matt, on Flickr

Bus Depot Double by Matt, on Flickr

City Park Apartments by Matt, on Flickr

Bank of Montreal by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatoon River Skyline by Matt, on Flickr

Angular by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatchewan Crescent by Matt, on Flickr

Towering Haze by Matt, on Flickr

Broadway Patio by Matt, on Flickr

3rd Ave by Matt, on Flickr

Modern Flyby by Matt, on Flickr

Midtown Plaza by Matt, on Flickr

Broadway by Matt, on Flickr

Rumley Building Facade by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatchewan Crescent by Matt, on Flickr

Elizabeth Court by Matt, on Flickr

Stucco and Brick Hotel by Matt, on Flickr

Woolworth Building by Matt, on Flickr

2nd Ave Streetscape by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatoon Federal Building by Matt, on Flickr

Vimy Memorial by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatchewan Crescent by Matt, on Flickr

8th and Dufferin by Matt, on Flickr

Land Titles Building by Matt, on Flickr

Broadway Streetscape by Matt, on Flickr

University Bridge by Matt, on Flickr

Meewasin Trail by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatchewan Crescent by Matt, on Flickr

Downtown Storefronts by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatoon Station Place by Matt, on Flickr

Sturdy Stone Centre Facade by Matt, on Flickr

The Avalon Building by Matt, on Flickr

Nutana Infill by Matt, on Flickr

Private Parking by Matt, on Flickr

Warehouse by Matt, on Flickr

22nd Street by Matt, on Flickr

120 23rd Street by Matt, on Flickr

The Avenue Building by Matt, on Flickr

Different Styles by Matt, on Flickr

Saigon Rose by Matt, on Flickr

The Goodyear Building by Matt, on Flickr

Bessborough Details by Matt, on Flickr

City Park Monochrome by Matt, on Flickr

"I read it in The Star!" by Matt, on Flickr

Downtown Cityscape by Matt, on Flickr

Midtown Professional Centre by Matt, on Flickr

Kinsmen Park by Matt, on Flickr

Bus Depot by Matt, on Flickr

The Prairie Lilly by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatchewan Crescent by Matt, on Flickr

Pink by Matt, on Flickr

Warehouses by Matt, on Flickr

Spadina Crescent by Matt, on Flickr

Triangular by Matt, on Flickr

Paris of The Prairies by Matt, on Flickr

Saskatchewan Crescent by Matt, on Flickr

University Bridge Monochrome by Matt, on Flickr

The Broadway Theatre by Matt, on Flickr

Musical Mural by Matt, on Flickr

Stone Steps by Matt, on Flickr

Ford by Matt, on Flickr

10th Street by Matt, on Flickr

1912 by Matt, on Flickr

The Saskatoon Club by Matt, on Flickr

ExtraFoods by Matt, on Flickr

Streamline Moderne by Matt, on Flickr

City Park Houses by Matt, on Flickr

21st Street by Matt, on Flickr

The Eaton's Building by Matt, on Flickr

Bessborough Duality by Matt, on Flickr
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2015, 3:56 AM
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Great set! I really want to explore Saskatoon more myself someday.
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love the modern homes slowly being phased in. Is this common in Sask?
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Thank you for posting these scenes rarely seen in the forum...I appreciate the effort of walking through a city with luggage and taking photos at the same time!
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For a 5 hour photowalk that is VERY impressive, you captured pretty much all the architecturally interesting places.

Did you also happen to notice as many "for lease" signs as I did looking at your set of photos?
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Nice pictures. Saskatoon reminds me of a London, Ontario.

That modern house looks out of place amongst the Tudor Revival and grassy lawns.
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Nice! Really good photos
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Beautiful work! You really did well with luggage in tow.

What brought you through the city last year and again this year?

What's one of the standpoint buildings from your tour? You captured one of my favourites really well... the Rumley Building.
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Great pictures. I´ve liked Saskatoon, specially Saskatchewan Crescent. Thanks for all these pictures.

Saskatoon looks a comfortable and quiet city.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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Thank you all for the kind words!!

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love the modern homes slowly being phased in. Is this common in Sask?
I'm not sure, in addition to some of the ultra modern houses I did see a fair few traditional styled homes being built/newly built.

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For a 5 hour photowalk that is VERY impressive, you captured pretty much all the architecturally interesting places.

Did you also happen to notice as many "for lease" signs as I did looking at your set of photos?
Thank you! Not in particular, the downtown area seemed to be fairly healthy to me but there were definitely hot spots and quiet spots.

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Nice pictures. Saskatoon reminds me of a London, Ontario.

That modern house looks out of place amongst the Tudor Revival and grassy lawns.
I thought the same thing. Both have similar grid layouts, abutting industrial areas, mostly wide streets, and both downtowns are a similar size

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Beautiful work! You really did well with luggage in tow.

What brought you through the city last year and again this year?

What's one of the standpoint buildings from your tour? You captured one of my favourites really well... the Rumley Building.
Cheers! I have some family that recently moved to the northwest so YXE is the closest hub to fly into from Toronto. I scheduled things differently this year so I'd have some time to wonder the city although when I came last April it was looking pretty miserable outside.

As far as heritage structures go there are plenty to choose from, which surprised and impressed me greatly. I really liked the Rumley building which has obsequiously been converted beautifully and it reminded me of local warehouse conversions in K-W like Kaufman Kaufman Lofts by Matt, on Flickr
and Seagram's
Seagram's Sunset by Matt, on Flickr

The Canada building also really stood out to me, as did the Bessborough (obviously).

As far as more modern structures go, I found the twin Scotia Center towers to be quite attractive. Some of the other office towers were interesting as well such as the Sasktel? rouded edge tower which I didn't get a shot of.

The homes that I did see were again, surprisingly diverse and impressive and Saskatchewan Crescent is absolutely gorgeous!
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Much cleaner photos than I managed, also you found some interesting things I missed entirely. (Fewer pictures of the strange statue obsession the city has though.)
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Awesome, enjoyed it
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Impressive shots. Love it!
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