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Free transit service offered on Remembrance Day

November 7, 2023 - 10:00 am

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Courtesy of RBC Royal Bank, Saskatoon Transit will provide complimentary bus transportation for all to and from the Remembrance Day Ceremony at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, November 11.   

Buses will depart as follows: 

  • Downtown Special Events Stop - 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue 
    • Every 20 minutes starting at 9:00 a.m., with the last bus leaving at 10:20 a.m. 
  • Market Mall 
    • 9:45 a.m. from the mall transit terminal 
  • Centre Mall 
    • 9:45 a.m. from the mall transit terminal. 

Return trips will begin immediately following the close of the ceremony. 

Veterans and current Canadian Armed Forces members will be recognized with free transit service throughout the system all day on November 11. This free bus service is offered to armed forces veterans and current serving personnel–including cadets and reservists, and one companion.

Canadian Armed Forces transit users can identify themselves by:

  • Wearing a military uniform, or
  • Presenting military ID or a CF1 card when they board.

Providing free transit to veterans and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces is a way to recognize the tremendous commitment they have made, and continue to make, to the community and country.  

Saskatoon Transit buses will display a “Lest We Forget” message on November 11. 

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations.  

Bus service to Shania Twain

November 8, 2023 - 6:00 am

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Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop to see Shania Twain at SaskTel Centre on Thursday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m., is available at the following times:  

  • 6:10 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 6:50 p.m.
  • 7:10 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.   

Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature to help make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.   

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always 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 SaskTel Centre this weekend

November 3, 2023 - 6:00 am

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Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop to see the Saskatoon Blades take on the Prince George Cougars at SaskTel Centre on Friday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 5:45 p.m.  
  • 6:25 p.m.  

Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop to see the Saskatoon Blades take on the Regina Pats at SaskTel Centre on Sunday, November 5, at 4:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 2:45 p.m.  
  • 3:25 p.m.  

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.    
 
Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature to help make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.    
 
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.  

Saskatoon Transit bus involved in collision

October 26, 2023 - 5:09 pm

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A Saskatoon Transit bus was involved in a collision with a school bus this afternoon at the intersection of Hazen Street and Alexandra Avenue. 

Saskatoon Transit is cooperating fully with the police investigation. There’s no word of charges against the Transit operator who has been transported to hospital with a shoulder injury.  There are no further reports to Saskatoon Transit of any other injuries.

The Transit bus was transporting passengers and a relief bus was dispatched to pick up these riders.

As is the practice anytime a Transit bus is involved in a traffic incident, there will be an internal investigation conducted by Saskatoon Transit.

Bus service to Blades vs. Warriors

October 24, 2023 - 7:00 am

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Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to experience the Saskatoon Blades take on the Moose Jaw Warriors at SaskTel Centre tonight (October 24) at 7:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 5:45 p.m. 
  • 6:25 p.m.

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or Transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.      
   
Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit  app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature that helps make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.      
   
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always 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 SaskTel Centre this weekend

October 13, 2023 - 9:30 am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatoon Blades take on the Calgary Hitmen at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 5:45 p.m.   
  • 6:25 p.m.  

Direct service from the Special Events Stop to see Godsmack on Sunday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m., is available at the following times:   

  • 5:45 p.m.   
  • 6:25 p.m.    

Sunday's regular bus service from the Downtown Terminal ends at 9:15 p.m. Plan for a safe return trip out of the downtown terminal accordingly.

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or Transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.  

Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit  app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature that helps make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.  

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always 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 SaskTel Centre this weekend

October 6, 2023 - 6:30 am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Daniel Caesar at SaskTel Centre TONIGHT, October 6 at 7:30 p.m., is available at the following times:  

  • 6:15 p.m.  
  • 6:55 p.m.   

Direct service from the Special Events Stop to see the Saskatoon Blades take on the Regina Pats on Saturday, October 7 at 7 p.m., is available at the following times:  

  • 5:45 p.m.  
  • 6:25 p.m. 

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Fare can be purchased on your mobile phone using either the TGo or Transit app, transfers and passes are also accepted.    
 
Plan your trip to events at SaskTel Centre on Route 333 using the Transit  app up to two weeks in advance. Check out the Transit+ feature that helps make connections that combine Transit with OnDemand Transit, riide, and Uber. Download the Transit app from the Apple Store or Google Play.    
 
Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre and other popular destinations can always be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.  

City of Saskatoon adjusted civic services & holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9

October 5, 2023 - 10:20 am

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The City of Saskatoon will have several adjusted civic services and holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9.

The forecast ahead calls for warm fall weather over the long weekend, great news!

Consider a visit to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo or maybe book a round or two of scenic fall golf at one of the City's courses.

Looking for other long weekend activities? Check out the City's Leisure Centre drop-in programs or plan for a first of the season skate at an indoor rink!

And as always, any of the Saskatoon Public Library locations or Remai Modern provide for a fun weekend outing!

Find all details on what's open or closed at the City, facility hours, parking requirements, Transit and Access Transit updates and more here.

 

City of Saskatoon adjusted civic services & holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9

October 5, 2023 - 6:00 am

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The City of Saskatoon will have several adjusted civic services and holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 9.

The forecast ahead calls for warm fall weather over the long weekend, great news!

Consider a visit to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo or maybe book a round or two of scenic fall golf at one of the City's courses.

Looking for other fun activities? Check out the City's Leisure Centre drop-in programs or plan for a first of the season skate at an indoor rink!
As always, any of the Saskatoon Public Library locations or Remai Modern provide for a fun weekend outing!

Find out all the details on what's open or closed at the City, facility hours, parking requirements, Transit and Access Transit updates and more here.

TRC Calls to Action and Sisters in Spirit Day inspire new Indigenous bus shelter art

October 4, 2023 - 7:09 am

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To coincide with Sisters in Spirit Day on October 4, Saskatoon Transit partnered with talented Indigenous artist Vanessa Hyggen, to unveil a new bus shelter at Preston Avenue and Adelaide Street. This is Saskatoon Transit’s fifth bus shelter in commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #79 (PDF).  

This year’s bus shelter was created in collaboration with family and community members affected by the tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), as well as Two-Spirit individuals. Vanessa skillfully integrated the shared thoughts and emotions of the group. Her aim was to pay tribute to and raise awareness of the issues faced, provide a healing space, and encourage community members to speak out. The bus shelter stands as a tribute to the lives affected by this tragic issue, a call for justice, and a symbol of hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Scan the QR code on the front of the bus shelter to be directed to a webpage page that includes the full story behind the artwork, information on the committee members that inspired the piece, and previous bus shelter art projects. 

For more information, visit: saskatoon.ca/trc-bus-shelter-art 

The other four Saskatoon Transit bus shelters displaying Indigenous artwork are located at the following locations:  

  • Confederation Drive & Massey Drive  
  • Rusholme Road at E.D. Feehan High School 
  • Broadway Avenue & 12 Street  
  • Clarence Avenue at Aden Bowman Collegiate  

Faith Bosse, artwork committee member says: "I'm so thankful to have worked alongside the talented artists & family members who helped piece together this beautiful artwork over the past few months. As the daughter of an MMIW, it means so much to me to have something representing all of the families & our loved ones we have lost.” 

Paul Trottier, artwork committee member says: “This bus shelter helps to lift the veil of silence, it expresses the voice of those who are missing, those who cannot be heard. Those who are missing are a part of someone, a life, a future, a human being.  We want our loved ones back.” 

Vanessa Hyggen, Indigenous artist says: “I've been honoured to work with the families who shared their stories with me. I carried their words and stories on my heart for about 3 weeks before I began to draw. Once I started to draw though, I felt like the direction of the piece all came together. I met with the committee a couple of times, received feedback, then worked to incorporate the feedback. This piece is a story, and a feeling, and I can only hope that it will help to elevate their voices, and raise the issue of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls and Two -Spirit People.” 

Charlie Clark, Mayor says: “Coinciding with the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, I am proud to be able to unveil this new shelter. The Bus Shelter Art projects placed around the city provide meaningful art displays that tie together learning, understanding, and steps towards reconciliation. I am very grateful for all of the community partners and city staff who helped make this happen. The willingness of community members to support our work in responding to the TRC Calls to Action continues to be invaluable.” 

Jim Puffalt, Director of Saskatoon Transit says: “We hope this bus shelter serves as an inclusive space where everyone, regardless of their background, feels valued and protected. With Vanessa and the committee members, we have crafted a beacon of awareness and a tribute to the strength of Indigenous cultures.”