Neighbourhood Guide: Caswell Hill

We continue the OurYXE Neighborhood Guides with the beautiful Caswell Hill.  Just located to the north and west of Downtown Saskatoon, Caswell has come alive in recent years with a variety of homes being restored and new ones being rebuilt.  It features excellent food, wonderful architecture, a rich history, and probably the best park in all of Saskatoon.  If…

Neighbourhood Profile: City Park

OurYXE profiles the historic neighbourhood of City Park.  Once home to the Saskatoon Exhibition, one of Saskatoon’s first golf courses, and now two of the finest coffeehouses in Saskatoon, City Park is one of Saskatoon’s most interesting and well designed neighbourhoods.

Neighborhood Guide: North Downtown

There are exciting residential areas to write about and then there is the North Downtown (or what used to be called the Central Industrial Area).  Only a few hundred residents, it is nestled east of Idylwyld, west or Warman Road and 2nd Avenue and bordered in the north by 33rd Street.  Most of us drive by it…

Neighborhood Guide: Mayfair

Well our trip to Nutana didn’t work out so well.  Some Temperance Colonists saw Sean crack a beer at the Yard and Flagon and chased us back across the river.  After a brief stop downtown, I headed back to my home neighbourhood of Mayfair where I had a long look around at what one of Saskatoon’s oldest neighbourhoods has to…

Neighborhood Guide: Nutana

OurYXE tried to cross the river earlier to profile Nutana but we crossed using the Traffic Bridge and didn’t quite make it.  We eventually portaged across the South Saskatchewan River and landed at the site of the original Temperance Colony where my Methodist roots helped me navigate the neighbourhood and find some of Saskatoon’s best…