Queen Elizabeth School

Queen Elizabeth School

Queen Elizabeth School was designed by local architect Frank J. Martin. It was built in 1953 and opened in September 1954.

Exhibition Park

Exhibition Park in Winter

Don’t Say Bread, Say Earls

McGavin's Building

Built 1930.  The McGavin’s Bakery building was designed by architect: David Webster. The rooftop sign had said, “Don’t say bread say McGavin’s” until Earls moved into the building.

SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery

SCYAP Art Centre & Gallery

Alleys of Saskatoon

Alleys of Saskatoon

Alleys of Saskatoon Saskatchewan

Landy Block

Landy Block in King George

Landy Block at 625 Avenue H South. Address first appears in 1913 city directory as the South West Meat Market with Burt Landy listed as proprietor. 

Also called Westside Butcher Store, it featured in a report in the Daily Star of December 5, 1913 of a court case over charges that chickens kept in the basement contributed to unsanitary conditions.

The Sheraton Cavalier & The James Hotel

The Sheraton Cavalier and The James Hotel in Saskatoon

Two of Saskatoon’s best hotels in the Sheraton Cavalier and The James Hotel.

The Sheraton Cavalier is an 8 story hotel built in 1960.   Attached to the Sheraton is the James Hotel, formerly the Cavalier Tower apartment building which was converted into a boutique hotel in 2011.

Land Titles Building

Land Titles Office in Saskatoon

This former provincial land titles office was built in 1909 and was designed by Storey and Van Egmond. The design was meant to convey “strength, permanency and good order”. The building was sympathetically renovated in 1994 as legal offices and is provincially designated heritage site.

Global Gathering Place

Global Gathering Place

The Global Gathering Place (a drop in centre for those new to Canada) in downtown Saskatoon.

Drinkle No. 3

Drinkle No. 3 Building in Saskatoon

Drinkle No 3 building

Saskatoon Founders

The Drinkle Building was designed by Thompson & Crockart and was constructed in 1913 for J.C. Drinkle.

Drinkle moved to Saskatoon at 25 years of age in 1903, with less than $500 to his name. At this time Saskatoon was a dirt street town with a population of less than 500 people. Only ten years later Saskatoon was booming with a population of 28,000 and J.C. Drinkle had become a multi-millionaire.

The Drinkle Building, which has been known as Regent Plaza since 1976, was originally planned to be a ten-storey office tower with a grand cornice, marble corridors and a rooftop garden. As the money supply tightened in 1913, construction of the Drinkle Building was stopped halfway resulting in the five-storey building that stands on 3rd Avenue today. In 1917, J.C. Drinkle was bankrupted and the building remained empty for the first six years following its completion.

The building was never used for offices and was instead converted for residential use in 1919. Over the years the Drinkle Building has been home to many Saskatoon families and businesses.
A 72 foot tall mural, “Founders,” has been added to the outside wall of the building depicting the portraits of seven of Saskatoon’s founders. A sundeck on the roof of the building provides panoramic views of the city.

The second photo shows and empty parking lot that used to be home to the Drinkle No. 2 building which burned down on May 19, 1986 and has been a vacant lot ever since.  So yeah, Prosperity Saskatoon.