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Sunday’s Santa Claus Parade closes downtown roads; Transit options available

November 15, 2019 - 11:14am

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November 15, 2019 - 11:15am

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Parking and lane restrictions will be in effect in the downtown area on Sunday, November 17 for the Santa Claus Parade, between 7 a.m. until around 3 p.m. The downtown area will be busy and parking restrictions will be in place during this time. There will be no access to the parade route between Idylwyld Drive, 19th Street, 4th Avenue, 22 Street, and 1st Avenue.  
 

Road users are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their downtown destination.  
 

People attending the parade can avoid the traffic and parking by choosing to use Transit to attend the parade. Buses traveling through the city centre will navigate the detours for you. Plan your bus route in advance using the mobile app Transit. Also, note the new feature on the app called Transit+ which helps you make connections that combine Transit with ridehail providers like riide and Uber.  

Special event bus service to see Canada vs Russia hockey game

November 12, 2019 - 12:29pm

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November 12, 2019 - 12:30pm

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to the Canada vs Russia hockey game at SaskTel Centre on Wednesday, November 13, will be available at the following times: 

  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:55 p.m.  
  • 7:35 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 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.  

Special event bus service to Remembrance Day Ceremony at SaskTel Centre

November 8, 2019 - 8:24am

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November 8, 2019 - 8:15am

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Thanks to RBC, Saskatoon Transit will be offering free, direct service to the Remembrance Day Ceremony at SaskTel Centre on Monday, November 11, 2019 

Riders will be granted access when entering the bus with no advanced action required.  

The free bus service will depart the Market Mall and Centre Mall transit terminals at 9:45 a.m. and the Special Events Stop Downtown (23rd St & 2nd Ave) at the following times:  

9:00 a.m.  
9:15 a.m. 
9:30 a.m. 
9:45 a.m. 
10:00 a.m. 
10:15 a.m. 

Return trips will begin immediately following the close of ceremonies.  

Those currently serving in the military and veterans wearing a medal on Monday, November 11th will be able to ride for free on all Saskatoon Transit routes for the entire day.

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). 

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