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Free Transit Pass for election day – October 21, 2019

October 18, 2019 - 9:01am

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October 18, 2019 - 8:00am

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To ensure all Saskatoon residents have access to vote during the federal election, Saskatoon Transit will offer passes that will allow for free transit service on October 21, 2019.

To obtain free transit service on Election Day patrons are required to download the free pass from SaskatoonTransit.ca. A printed pass is not required, electronic versions on mobile phones will be accepted and children can travel with parents showing a pass. Paper versions of the pass can be obtained at the Saskatoon Transit Customer Service Centre, a Saskatoon Public Library or at one of the City of Saskatoon Leisure Centres. 

When entering a bus, patrons will need to present their pass to the operator to gain free access. Passes can be used multiple times on all routes and will expire at end of service on October 21, 2019. 

Special event bus service to see Dallas Smith

October 15, 2019 - 8:39am

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October 15, 2019 - 8:45am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Dallas Smith at SaskTel Centre on Tuesday, October 15,  is available at the following times:

· 5:45 p.m.  
· 6:25 p.m.
· 7:05 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

NEW! Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the mobile app called Transit up to two weeks in advance! Plus, a new feature on the app called Transit+ helps you make connections that combine Transit with ridehail providers like riide and Uber. Transit does the work so you can travel with ease! Download the Transit app today from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

Special event bus service to see Luke Combs

October 9, 2019 - 7:52am

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October 9, 2019 - 7:45am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Luke Combs at SaskTel Centre on Thursday, October 10, is available at the following times:

· 5:45 p.m.
· 6:05 p.m.
· 6:25 p.m.
· 6:45 p.m.
· 7:05 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

NEW! Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the mobile app called Transit up to two weeks in advance! Plus, a new feature on the app called Transit+ helps you make connections that combine Transit with ridehail providers like riide and Uber. Transit does the work so you can travel with ease! Download the Transit app today from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day: Sunday, October 6 at the Civic Operations Centre

October 3, 2019 - 3:41pm

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October 3, 2019 - 3:45pm

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The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. are hosting the next HHW Drop-off Day this Sunday, October 6 from 9am - 3:30pm at the Civic Operations Centre at 57 Valley Road.

Residents are invited to drop off their Household Hazardous Waste materials for recycling and safe disposal. Common HHW includes aerosols, automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners, cylinders, light bulbs, medications, yard chemicals, and more. These and many other types of hazardous materials should not be put in the garbage or recycling containers, dumped on the ground or poured down the drain as they pose significant health and environmental risks and can cause injury to workers or damage equipment.

Event Details

  • Location: Civic Operations Centre (57 Valley Road) 
    • The drop-off site is in the parking lot. Directional signs will be set up and attendants will be on site to guide you.
    • HHW material will no longer be accepted at the previous location at SaskTel Centre.
  • Dates: October 6, November 3
  • Time: 9am - 3:30pm (Gates close at 3:30pm, so please arrive before 3pm to avoid the rush.)
  • The program is open to Saskatoon residents only – no commercial loads will be accepted. For disposal/recycling of hazardous wastes from non-residential sources, please contact GFL Environmental Inc. at 306-244-9500.

Ask the Wizard! To avoid potentially long line-ups and wait times, residents are also encouraged to use the Waste Wizard tool to search their items and find the most convenient disposal information.

For a list of accepted items, future drop-off dates, and more information on HHW, please visit saskatoon.ca/hazardouswaste

Special event bus service to see Elton John

September 30, 2019 - 8:31am

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September 30, 2019 - 8:30am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Elton John at SaskTel Centre on Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2, is available at the following times: 

  • 6:25 p.m. 
  • 6:45 p.m. 
  • 7:05 p.m. 
  • 7:25 p.m. 
  • 7:45 p.m. 
      

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.  
 
NEW! – you can plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the mobile app called Transit up to two weeks in advance! Plus, a new feature on the app called Transit+ helps you make connections that combine transit with ridehail providers like riide and Uber. Transit does the work so you can travel with ease! Download the Transit app today from the Apple Store or Google Play. 

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre can always be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinationsExperience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events. 
 

Special event bus service to see the Blades vs Prince Albert

September 20, 2019 - 8:05am

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September 20, 2019 - 8:00am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Blades vs Prince Albert at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, September 21 is available at the following times: 

  • 5:45 p.m. 
  • 6:25 p.m. 
  • 7:05 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.  
 
DID YOU KNOW – you can now plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the mobile app called Transit up to two weeks in advance! Plus, a new feature on the app called Transit+ helps you make connections that combine transit with ridehail providers like riide and Uber. Transit does the work so you can travel with ease! Download the Transit app today from the Apple Store or Google Play. 

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinationsExperience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

PAVED Arts turns Saskatoon Transit buses into mobile art galleries with 5th annual Toon’s on Transit exhibition

September 20, 2019 - 8:04am

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September 20, 2019 - 8:00am

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Photographers chosen from the 2019 Toons on Transit call for submissions were unveiled tonight at a reception hosted by PAVED Arts. 

Starting Wednesday, September 25, as part of the fifth annual Toon's on Transit campaignforty-four local photographers will have their work on display in Saskatoon Transit buses and on four Bus Shelters, as part of a two-month roaming gallery exhibition. The works will also be on display for two weeks at PAVED Arts (424 ​20th St W). 

After its successful launch in 2015, PAVED Arts once again requested Saskatoon and area photographers to submit photographs, this time exploring the theme “Saskatoon is Magic”. 

This Open Call resulted in submissions from more than 90 photographers. 

Submissions were narrowed down to 44 by a community jury consisting of Laura St. Pierre (Established mid-career artist and long-time PAVED member), Kiyara ​McNab (Founding Member of Indigenous collective Chokecherry Studios), and Tyler Babiy (Founder of Social Made Local, a community of photographers, videographers and content creators/apparel company.). 

For eight weeks, 40 city buses will feature these unique photographs that explore the eccentric, mysterious, and often humorous side of the city where we live. 

As an added extension to the project, PAVED Arts will print the winning photos in their Digital Photography Suite and display all 44 photos in their Production Centre, upstairs. This area is open to the public Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 4:00 p.m. This is a unique opportunity for visitors and residents to view the City through the eyes of the artists and honours the artists with a professional print of their work. 

Toon's on Transit is a continuation of PAVED Arts programming that highlights the talents of local artists through outreach and exhibitions. Located in the heart of Riversdale, PAVED Arts has been facilitating independent media artists for over a decade. Their gallery space often highlights emerging artistic talent from the community. “We are excited to take Toon's on Transit into every neighbourhood of Saskatoon,” says Travis Cole, PAVED Arts Executive Director. 

For more information on the Toon’s on Transit Exhibition please visit PAVEDArts.ca or look for the hashtag #TOT2019 on twitter and Instagram (@PAVEDArts, @StoonTransit). 

ClassPass Program is a hit with teachers and students

September 11, 2019 - 10:29am

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September 11, 2019 - 10:30am

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Saskatoon Transit’s ClassPass program is a resounding success! The numbers are in after two full years of offering the program, proving it's been well received. Since the program’s inception, over 1,000 requests have been approved - providing free transit services to 26,451 students for class field trips. Most field trips take place in May and June with 2,256 participants in May 2019 and 2,323 participants in June 2019. 

Fitting with the City’s Strategic Goal of Moving Around, the ClassPass program provides free transit service to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students, teachers, and chaperons, on regular transit routes, for field trip destinations within Saskatoon.  

"I am so thankful for the city's commitment to providing free transit services for class trips,” says Leanne Anderson, Grade 8 teacher at St. Philip School. “It has allowed my students the opportunity to engage in place-based learning opportunities that they otherwise would not have had the opportunity to participate in."  

The ClassPass program was designed to promote a change in attitudes and culture around public transit, while effectively providing students with transportation for class trips. It also introduces transit to a younger audience, building familiarity with taking public transit, while increasing ridership during non-peak hours.  

“We are looking to reach youth at a fundamental level to show them how transit can fit into any lifestyle, at any age, normalizing it as a way of life in our community,” says Jim McDonald, Director Saskatoon Transit  

Teachers must apply for a ClassPass at least two weeks in advance and only one class on a bus at a time. The program runs between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Applications can be found online at SaskatoonTransit.ca/class-trips. 

Due to the success of the program so far Saskatoon Transit expects even higher numbers of teachers and classes participating in the ClassPass program in the 2019/2020 school year.  

How to avoid congestion on Transit buses

September 10, 2019 - 10:01am

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September 10, 2019 - 10:00am

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With students back in school and increased ridership, Saskatoon Transit reminds riders of the potential of full buses. Saskatoon Transit works to anticipate the areas of growth in the City and puts a plan in place to accommodate for busy routes. Nonetheless, bus riders are reminded during this time of year that full buses can be expected as students find the routes and times that work best.  

As students explore routes and times, riders are encouraged to make slight schedule adjustments (less than 10 minutes) where possible and make transfers to high frequency corridors along 8th Street, 22nd Street and Attridge Drive. Taking the bus at a different time could minimize wait time and riding along a high frequency corridor means more buses per hour. 

High school and university routes are a complement to the regular service provided by Saskatoon Transit.  

Riders are encourageto use the real-time transit trip planning tool on the app called Transit. These apps give departure, arrival and route options. Riders are encouraged to mark the routes they take regularly as their favourite to receive push notifications on service changes 

For help with trip planning please call Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100. 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day: Sunday, September 8 at the Civic Operations Centre

September 5, 2019 - 10:14am

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September 5, 2019 - 10:15am

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The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. are hosting the next HHW Drop-off Day this Sunday, September 8 from 9am - 3:30pm at the Civic Operations Centre at 57 Valley Road.

Residents are invited to drop off their Household Hazardous Waste materials for recycling and safe disposal. Common HHW includes aerosols, automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners, cylinders, light bulbs, medications, yard chemicals, and more. These and many other types of hazardous materials should not be put in the garbage or recycling containers, dumped on the ground or poured down the drain as they pose significant health and environmental risks and can cause injury to workers or damage to equipment.

Event Details

  • Location: Civic Operations Centre (57 Valley Road) 
    • The drop-off site is in the parking lot. Directional signs will be set up and attendants will be on site to guide you.
    • HHW material will no longer be accepted at the previous location at SaskTel Centre.
  • Dates:  September 8, October 6, November 3
  • Time: 9am - 3:30pm (Gates close at 3:30pm, so please arrive before 3pm to avoid the rush.)
  • The program is open to Saskatoon residents only – no commercial loads will be accepted. For disposal/recycling of hazardous wastes from non-residential sources, please contact GFL Environmental Inc. at 306-244-9500.

Ask the Wizard! To avoid potentially long line-ups and wait times, residents are also encouraged to use the Waste Wizard tool to search their items and find the most convenient disposal information.

For a list of accepted items, future drop-off dates, and more information on HHW, please visit saskatoon.ca/hazardouswaste

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