Saskatoon Neighbourhood – Dundonald

DundonaldDundonald is one of many subdivisions of Saskatoon, which was built in the 1980s, and until recently was the farthest northwest quarter of the city of Saskatoon. The North West Development area is some of the latest land to be annexed by the city of Saskatoon. Dundonald surrounds a large landscaped park which hosts many soccer and baseball games. Most of the population works in sales & service, followed closely by those employed in the trades, transport, equipment operator, business, finance, and administration. In comparison, the neighbourhood of Dundonald with a 2001 census population of 5,285 is larger than the Saskatchewan city of Melville which had a population of 4,149 in 2006, and 4,453 in 2001 and Dundonald is also larger than the provincial city of Humboldt which was 4,998 in 2006, and 5,161 in 2001. In Saskatchewan rural towns must maintain a population above 5,000 to apply for city status. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $298,832.

History – The land was annexed for Dundonald between 1975–1979, and shortly thereafter construction began. The community is named after Dundonald Avenue, a major arterial street at for years marked the western boundary of development in Saskatoon. The construction of the Circle Drive freeway resulted Dundonald Avenue between 11th and 33rd Streets (and, later, between Mountbatten Street and Landfill Access Road), and for years two segments of the street remained, with the northern segment forming the eastern boundary of the Dundonald community; when construction got underway on the neighbourhood, however, the northern stretch of Dundonald Avenue was renamed Junor Avenue.
The name Dundonald was also at one point assigned to a proposed Dundonald Suburban Centre where 22nd Street intersected with Dundonald Avenue/Circle Drive. This ultimately evolved into the Confederation Suburban Centre. Prior to that, however, Dundonald was also plotted as a potential neighbourhood in the 1913 planning document by City Commissioner Christopher J. Yorath, approximately where the final community is today.

Education – Dundonald School – public elementary, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division, St. Peter School – separate (Catholic) elementary, part of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.

Parks and Recreation- Dundonald Park 19.31 acres, Princess Diana Multi-District Park. In the neighbouring subdivision this facility is very nearby: Cosmo Civic Centre & Ice Arena and Carlyle King Branch Library. Dundonald Community Association maintains the ice rink in Dundonald Park, as well as provides leisure activities at both schools.

Layout – 33rd Street is to the south and 37th Street to the north, and whereas these two streets run parallel to each other, there are no other numbered streets throughout the neighbourhood, Originally the grid layout was going to continue before the city decided to develop with the crescents and cul-de-sac layout instead. This neighbourhood constructed in the 1980s abandoned the grid style of road layout, leaving 33rd & 37th Streets the remaining numeric ones in the neighbourhood. Junor Avenue marks the eastern boundary and Hughes Drive serves as the western boundary, while 37th Street is the northern boundary and 33rd Street serves as the southern boundary.

Shopping – Dundonald Neighbourhood Commercial Centre (located at Wedge & George Roads), Confederation Park Mall. In the neighbouring subdivisions there is also these retail experiences: Confederation Park Suburban Centre, 22nd Street Arterial Commercial District, 33rd Street Arterial Commercial District, Blairmore Suburban Centre.

#AskSlade about properties currently for sale in this neighbourhood. Slade Real Estate Inc. 306-222-9992. sladerealestate.ca