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Building in Saskatoon:
150 Years

Sunday June 4, 2017
Noon to 5 pm

Welcome To Doors Open Saskatoon

We are pleased to invite you to join us on Sunday, June 4, 2017 for an afternoon of fun peeking behind doors that are not normally open to the public or would normally charge an entrance fee.

Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

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City Park Area Buildings (2015 listings)

Affinity Credit Union

Affinity Credit Union

902 7th Avenue North

The original building now incorporated into Affinity Credit Union, was Wilson School, named after James Robert Wilson, Saskatoon’s first mayor. It opened in 1928 continuing as an elementary school until 1994 when it closed, reopening first as the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College then as the First Nations University of Canada. In 2010 Affinity Credit Union bought the building and began renovations.

In 2010, Affinity Credit Union and Meridan Development Group began two years of renovation designed by Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture. The now 69,000 square foot building includes open plan office space, exercise room and recreational areas. The original façade of the building has been refurbished and retained; a fourth floor has been added and setback from the façade. The entrance at the north end of the building is a great of melding the old with the new as an outer glass shell has been built with the original exterior inside. Original building materials were reused in the work, contributing to the credit union’s environmental strategy.

Site Information:

Disabled Access Public Washrooms Free Parking Near Bus Route On Duty Staff/Custodian/Security First Aid

Mendel Art Gallery

Mendel Art Gallery

950 Spadina Crescent East

Join us to mark the Mendel’s last day on June 7. The activities include:

  • Tours of the exhibitions: staff members will be leading short tours from 1-4 p.m.
  • Family artmaking: from 2-4 p.m.
  • Doors Open Saskatoon: the Mendel is one of the sites, from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Book signing with Bubs Coleman: noon to 5 p.m. Coleman’s book, Dreaming a Gallery, was published to honour the Mendel’s 50-year history. It’s for sale for $20 ($15 for gallery members.) After the gallery closes, the book is available at McNally Robinson.

The final exhibitions are:

  • The Fifth World, marking the 20th anniversary of Tribe Inc., presents works by 11 Indigenous artists from across North America. School Art, now in its 43rd year, features works by some 200 students in Saskatoon schools.
  • The RBC Artists by Artists Mentorship exhibition is Terry Billings & Dee Gibson: Time and Water.

Site Information:

Disabled Access Public Washrooms Free Parking Near Bus Route

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