Posts in Category: Saskatoon

Shop Easy Foods

Shop Easy Foods

Shop Easy Foods in City Park.  One of the many small shops that makes living in City Park so amazing.

King Edward Place

King Edward Place in Saskatoon

King Edward Place is an affordable housing tower in City Park, right beside Kinsmen Park.  It was built on the site of the former King Edward School (the second school, the first school was bought by the city and turned into Saskatoon’s second city hall.

Cross Country Skiers in Kinsmen Park

Skiiers in Saskatoon's Kinsmen Park

Cross country skiers enjoy the groomed ski trails in Saskatoon’s Kinsmen Park.

Nutana CARSTAR Collision

Nutana Carstar Collision

Nutana CARSTAR Collision which is of course located in Saskatoon’s Exhibition neighbourhood.

Canadian National Railway Bridge in Moose Jaw

Frozen Wakamow Valley In Moose Jaw

The train bridge over the Wakamow River in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

The Avenue Building

The Avenue Building

The Avenue Building

The Avenue Building Parkade

Originally known as the MacMillan Department Store, the structure on the south-east corner of the intersection was designed by Winnipeg architect William Fingland and built in 1912 by Saskatoon’s future mayor, Frank R. MacMillan. In 1927, the T. Eaton Company purchased the business, but not the building, as it was ready to open its own store directly across the street. MacMillan’s store was the single largest department store in the city at that time. After selling the business to Eaton’s, MacMillan extensively remodeled his building, inside and out, to convert it to office space, and renamed it the Avenue Building.

Old City Hall

King Edward School

Originally King Edward School, it was purchased by the City in 1911 and served as City Hall until 1956. The “New City Hall” (now the “Old Wing” of City Hall) opened that year and the old one was torn down.

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cathedral

St. John's Anglican Cathedral in Saskatoon

The steeple of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cathedral in Saskatoon.

Although Saskatoon was founded in 1883, St. John’s, its first Anglican parish, was not established until 1902 owing to the substantially Methodist and to a lesser extent Presbyterian character of the early settlement, it having been founded as a temperance colony. The first St. John’s church, a wooden frame building, was erected in 1903.

The present brick, Tyndall stone and terra cotta structure was raised in 1912-17, in an unornamented neo-Gothic style. Its chief distinguishing characteristic is a rood screen at the chancel steps. The rood screen, pulpit, lectern, and high altar are made of Carrara ware (Doulton white terra cotta resembling Italian Carrera marble). The cornerstone was laid in 1912 by the Governor General of Canada, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. The building’s foundation is made of fieldstone (which includes granite, gabbro, diorite, gneiss, schist and dolomite).

St. John’s was designated a pro-cathedral in 1924 while Saskatoon remained part of the Anglican Diocese of Saskatchewan with its cathedral in Prince Albert. In 1932 the Diocese of Saskatoon was created and St. John’s became its cathedral. The cathedral had only a small reed organ and piano by way of musical instruments until 1956 when a three-manual Hill, Norman and Beard organ was built; it was replaced by a two-manual Casavant Frères organ in 1981-1982.

Designed by the local architectural firm of Thompson, Daniel and Colthurst, it is modeled on the work of J.S. (William) Crowther of Manchester, and bears a resemblance to St. Benedict Church, Ardwick built in 1880. Its complex massing, 44.2 meter conical tower, fenestrations and diamond-patterned shingling are reflective of the Gothic Revival style, as is its detailing: gargoyles, fruit-and-vine terracotta trim around arched doorways and diamond shingling. Its building materials are both English and western Canadian, a blend of Alberta Redcliff brick, British Columbia timber, Saskatchewan granite fieldstone, fossilized Tyndal Stone, with terracotta and Carrara ware provided by Doulton of Staffordshire.

The interior of the Cathedral features a vaulted ceiling, stained glass triad, a Rood Screen and inscribed pillars, and has seen little alteration. A steeple clock planned as part of the original construction was added in 2003 in celebration of the founding of the earliest Anglican parish in the city. 

Fokker F-28 Airplane Graveyard

Fokker F-28 boneyard

Spirit of Boston

Canadian Regional Airline

Canadian Regional Airline F-28

Tail of a Fokker F-28

Fokker F-28 Tail

Canadian Regional Airlines

Duct taped Canadian Regional Airlines Fokker F-28s

Mothballed Fokker F-28

When Air Canada purchased Canadian Airlines, they decommissioned their Canadian Regional Airlines fleet of Fokker F-28 Fellowship Mk 1000 airplanes and parked them at the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport sometime in about 2005.  I took these shots back in 2007 and as you can see from the paint fading away that covered up the logos, they had been there for a while.

Mark and Oliver Tobaggoning

Mark and Oliver Tobaggoning

Mark and Oliver tobogganing at A.H. Browne Park in Mayfair.