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Sunday June 2, 2019

Welcome To Doors Open Saskatoon

We are pleased to invite you to join us 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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Perimeter Buildings

Civic Operations Centre

Civic Operations Centre

57 Valley Road
Era: Technology Era

This LEED certified 450,000 sqft building acts as the bus repair shop for the city. This fully equipped with state of the art maintenance shop including 27 bays utilizing a combination of built-in hoists and mobile hoists, inspection pits, a transmission shop, machine shop, electronics shop, and tire and battery shops. Also included is a body shop with a paint booth, 2 indoor bus washers with water recycling, fuelling stations, bus shelter repair area and an upholstery shop. Some interesting construction facts: 1,250 KM of electrical wire pulled; 122 KM of pipe for heated floor in the Transit Facility; 1,650 light fixtures; 94.5% of construction waste was recycled For more information on the Civic Operations Centre visit the website. More Information.

Site Information:

Disabled Access Public Washrooms Free Parking Near Bus Route #15

Saskatoon City Archives

Saskatoon City Archives (1981)

224 Cardinal Crescent
Era: Modern Era

This building was originally a commercial office and warehouse for a construction company. In 2010 the City of Saskatoon Archives moved to the building. The building features a climate controlled archival storage vault. the archives contains records from the City of Saskatoon and its predecessor bodies dating back to 1902, and includes maps, plans, letters, reports, agreements, contracts, minutes, and directories documenting the history and growth of our city and the decisions made by the civic government and administration.

The staff at the City Archives will offer tours through the stacks as well as 30 minute presentations on the hour starting at 1 PM. Presentations include:

  • Temperance Colony to Prairie City, 1882-1914
  • Saskatoon and the Great War, 1914-1918
  • Steamships on the Saskatchewan, 1870-1908
  • Managing your home archives (a mini archives workshop)
Site Information:

Public Washrooms Free Parking Near Bus Route

Baitur Rahmat Mosque

Baitur Rahmat Mosque (2017)

Hwy 16E and Boychuk Drive
Era: Tech Era

This mosque designed by Maurie Soulodre is the largest mosque in Saskatchewan. The building features a minerat and a dome on the exterior, with a large prayer hall, meeting rooms, and a full-size gymnasium inside. The mosque will be completed in 2017, however, the doors are being opened to the community for Doors Open Saskatoon!

Site Information:

Public Washrooms Free Parking Disabled Access

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