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City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods
Caswell Hill
Core Neighbourhoods Suburban Development Area
Caswell Hill Homes
Orthodox Church
Population: 3,505
Average Family Income: $40,217
Average Household Size: 2.2
Homeownership: 57.8%
Average Home Selling Price: $81,972
Municipal Ward: 1
Statistics c2005 - [1]

Caswell Hill derived its name from an early homesteader Robert Caswell one of the Temperance Colonists of 1883. It is an area of beautiful character homes first built c 1905, tiny war-time houses, and newer houses. Caswell is a thriving and diverse community nestled between two economic areas, the downtown core, and the stores lining 33rd Street West. [2]

Contents

Layout

Streets are laid out east and west, avenues are laid out running north and south. Streets increment in number as travel heads northward. Avenues increment alphabetically as travel proceeds west. The whole of the Caswell Hill community is also laid out in a grid pattern.

Historic Sites

Canadian Pacific Railway Station - 305 Idylwyld Drive North
Canadian Pacific Railway Station

Saskatoon Railway Station (Canadian Pacific) is one of many Saskatoon buildings listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places. It is a Château style station which was built in 1907. Its current address is 305 Idylwyld Drive North, Idylwyld Drive used to be called Avenue A. [3]

Education

Bedford Road Collegiate
  • Ashworth Holmes School opened for classes in 1909. It was constructed on Ashworth Holmes Hill (Present day site of Mayfair Pool)
  • Caswell School a public elementary school was constructed 1910 and again named for Robert W. Caswell who had farmed at this location.[4]
E.D. Feehan High School
Bedford Road High School

Shopping

Mayfair Hardware
25th Street Grocery

Small shops, cafes, and amenities line both sides of 33rd Street West.

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See also

Area Parks

  • Ashworth - Holmes Park (12.68 acres) derived its name from J. H. HOlmes and John Ashworth. This realtors of the early 1900s purchased most of the land now named the Caswell Hill Subdivision. (Their purchase was bordered by Idylwyld to Avenue H and 22nd to 29th Streets) They subdivided the land and sold it, but donated 10 acres (40,000 m2) to the City which became this park area.[5]

Swimming Facilities

  • Mayfair Swimming Pool - 1025 Ave F North - pool with mini waterslide

Transportation

City Transit

Caswell Hill is serviced by City Transit Bus Routes Saskatoon Transit.

22nd Street (Highway 14) is a major thoroughfare through Saskatoon. Highway 7 has its junction at (Highway 14. Highway 14 connects with Asquith, Biggar Wilkie, Unity, and Macklin en route to Alberta.

Idylwyld Drive has had many titles: Avenue A, (Highway 11 and most currently Louis Riel Trail. It is a main thoroughfare through the city connecting Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. It also connects west Saskatoon with the bedroom communities of Warman and Martensville

Life

Kelsey Community Association provides leisure activities for various age groups and operates out of Caswell School [6]

Location

North: Mayfair
West: Hudson Bay Park | Westmount Caswell Hill East: Central Industrial | Central Business District
South: Riversdale

[7]

References

  1. ^ Neighborhood Profiles Caswell Hill URL accessed February 4, 2007
  2. ^ Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!URL accessed February 4, 2007
  3. ^ Historic Places - The RegisterURL accessed February 24, 2007
  4. ^ Blashill, Lorraine (1982). Lorraine Blashill. ed. From a little stone school... A story of Saskatoon Public Schools. Modern Press Ltd.. pp. p.29.  
  5. ^ Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world! URL accessed February 4, 2007
  6. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Community URL accessed February 2, 2007
  7. ^ Selling an Idea or a ProductURL accessed January 27, 2007

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