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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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Riversdale-Caswell Buildings

9 Mile Legacy Brewing

9 Mile Legacy Brewing (1936)

229 20th St W

Photo credit: D'Arce McMillan

In 1925, Stacey Bros built their jewelry store on this vacant property and operated until 1936. It has since been many things to many people. Kahn’s Groceries, Epstein’s Dress Agencies, Sacher’s Upholstery, Vic’s Taxi & Maple Leaf Café restaurant were some of the names common to this address until 1970 when Joe’s Cycle began here. The building was largely vacant from 1993 to 2013 and was slated for demolition prior to being acquired and refurbished by 9 Mile Legacy Brewing.

The tap room is open to the public. Tours of the brewery will begin at noon and will continue every hour on the hour until 4 p.m. Each tour can accommodate 15 people. For safety please wear closed-toe shoes.

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Disabled Access First Aid Station Food/Beverage Services Near Bus Route #2, #60 On Duty Staff Public Washrooms Street Parking

Fire Hall #1

City of Saskatoon Fire Hall No. 1 (1964)

125 Idylwyld Drive South

Fire Station #1, designed by George Kerr in a modern style, is the administrative centre for Saskatoon Fire & Protection Services and provides emergency services for Saskatoon's downtown core, including river rescue. It houses 20 firefighters (four battalions) to man the three pumper units and one aerial unit. This is actually the second Fire Station #1. The first was built in 1908 on 23rd Street but was demolished in 1965 for the construction of the Saskatoon Main Public Library.

Site Information:

Disabled Access First Aid Station On duty staff Public Washrooms Street Parking

* Please remember, the Fire Station is operational at all times, calls are a priority. Visitors will be instructed what to do if an alarm comes in.

AODBT

AODBT Architecture (1974)

235 Avenue D North

AODBT's home was not always a fashionable and energy efficient office building. It was built by the Nutty Club Candy Co. more than 40 years ago to store treats such as Lucky Elephant Popcorn and Cracker Jacks. Later occupants used the warehouse for groceries and electrical components. Star Eggs later installed refrigeration and used it to store and distribute millions of eggs. In 2006 AODBT bought the building and did a complete redevelopment into a LEED silver certified office. The exterior is wrapped in corrugated metal as a nod to grain bins and also to protect the windows. Innovative mechanical systems include a radiant hot water wall. There is also a free library and art station on the property as a joint venture with the Saskatoon Craft Council.

Site Information:

Disabled Access Free Parking Near Bus Route #5, #3, #60, #61, #62, #63, #65 On Duty Staff


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