Proposed Emergency Homeless Shelter

January 27, 2024

Subject: Proposed Emergency Homeless Shelter in Sutherland Forest Grove (SFG)


Dear SFG Residents and Community Members,


We became aware, via the media, of a newly proposed Temporary Emergency Residential Shelter to be located at 421 Central Avenue in the former Fire Hall No. 5 for operation in the Spring of 2024.  Please refer to the City’s website below for more details:

There will be two Neighbourhood Information Sessions:

Monday, March 11, 2024 @ 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.    RESCHEDULED BY CITY OF SASKATOON

via Zoom Webinar (see website above)


Tuesday, March 12, 2024 @ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  RESCHEDULED BY CITY OF SASKATOON

Location TBA

The main purpose of these sessions will be to obtain “Attendees’ feedback on ways to best integrate a new shelter into the area/neighbourhood along with helping the City, Government of Saskatchewan and service provider (The Mustard Seed) understand expectations of any businesses or residents living near the facility.

The City Council vote is scheduled on February 28th, 2024 at 6pm, at City Hall to approve the shelter. POSTPONED BY CITY OF SASKATOON


As this matter directly affects all of us as a community, we encourage all residents who are able to attend.




SFG Community Association Board of Directors

Kinsmen Kids Day at the Zoo

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo


Everyone is invited to Kinsmen Day at the Zoo on Friday, June 21, 2019. Free admission to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo) will be provided from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please note that parking, stroller, wagon and fishing fees will still apply.

In lieu of admission, visitors are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item to benefit the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. Representatives from the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre will be on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions.

The Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon has a variety of fun activities and entertainment planned between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and the Saskatoon Zoo Society will have educational activities for children to learn more about the animals at the Zoo.

While venturing through the Zoo, stop by the Meerkat House Exhibit featuring mobs of adorable, energetic meerkats. Say hi to the two playful cougars Malcolm and Jethro, as well as grey wolves Buddy and Zepplin at the Nutrien Ark.

Saskatoon Transit Meeting

Saskatoon Transit Meeting


Saskatoon Transit staff will share a ½ hour update on recent Transit changes, future changes with the BRT project, and some city-wide Saskatoon Transit projects. After the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers. Transit staff are keen to listen to Sutherland and Forest Grove community concerns, and to receive your feedback.


Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Venice House restaurant on Central Avenue, smaller back meeting room


Contact: Cory Shrigley, Customer Support and Engagement Manager, Saskatoon Transit – 306.975.2990

Fire Hall Number 5

The Saskatoon Fire Department strives to provide a four-minute traveling response time to all areas in the City of Saskatoon. Geographic modelling shows this level of service and safety will be possible to Sutherland and University area neighbourhoods when Fire Station No. 5 is relocated from 105 Street and Central Avenue to closer to the intersection of Preston Avenue and College Drive.

SFD will be hosting two public information sessions, for you and your residents to attend and learn more about this project.

More information, including frequently asked questions and the history of Fire Station No. 5, will be available at



Tuesday, November 7

Sutherland School Library

211 – 111th  Street

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 9

Saskatoon Field House, Meeting Room #3

2020 College Drive

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


If unable to attend, please send information requests to: