Another modernist building designed by Forrester, Scott, Bowers, Cooper and Walls.
Located on Seminary Road just northwest of the College of Education, St. Pius X Seminary was constructed in 1966. Designed by Tinos Kortes and owned by the Saskatoon Catholic Diocese, the building was named to honour Pope Pius X (1903-1914), who in 1904 directed the new Code of Canon Law. The stone clad structure contained facilities for 32 seminarians including a chapel. It was converted into a student residence operated by St. Thomas More College in 1996 and renamed Ogle Hall in honour of the former Rector, Father Bob Ogle, shortly after his death in 1998. It is now housing for the Canadian Light Source researchers.
Known locally as the KG, the King George was designed by architect Frederick L. O’Leary, built between 1910 and 1911 and was an elegant property in its early years. The original stone and terra cotta exterior was destroyed by a “modernization” in 1964, which saw the exterior covered in tile. Over the years it declined and became a rental property for the city’s poorer residents. There was also a bowling alley located beneath the parkade for many years.
The KG was vacated and boarded up in 2003 after the fire department declared it a fire hazard. It was purchased by a Vancouver developer who intended to redevelop the property, but failed to pay its back-taxes and was again seized by the city. Olstar Developments, which remodeled the Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse, offered to buy the property in 2006 with the intention to renovate and restore the building, but eventually rescinded its offer.
Meridian Developments purchased the King George in 2007, and the building underwent extensive restoration and redevelopment work of the historic building. The award-winning redevelopment consisted of retail on the main floor, office tenants on the second, and luxury residential condominiums above.
Built in 1912-13, the architect was Frank P. Martin for Chester Thompson.
When it opened, the station hosted several arrivals and departures each day, although it is now only serviced by Via Rail’s The Canadian two or three times per week depending on the season. The station is equipped with a ticket counter, and waiting room. The station was declared a heritage railway station by the federal government in 1996.
The architect was H.C. Greensides, chief architect of CN Rail.
St. John School is right behind St. John Bosco Parish in Holiday Park.
Queen Elizabeth School was designed by local architect Frank J. Martin. It was built in 1953 and opened in September 1954, Queen Elizabeth School is also the home of the Saskatoon Open Door Society ESL program.