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Wildwood, Saskatoon

Wildwood
City of Saskatoon neighbourhood
Lakewood Civic Centre
Lakewood Civic Centre
Wildwood location map
Wildwood location map
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Lakewood
Neighbourhood Wildwood
Annexed 1970-1974
Construction 1971-1980
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 9)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Tiffany Paulsen
Area
 • Total 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 7,582
 • Average Income $64,196
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website Wildwood Community Association

Wildwood is a primarily residential neighbourhood located in the southeast part of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It includes part of the 8th Street business district. The majority of its residents live in townhouse or apartment-style multiple unit dwellings, with a sizeable minority of low-density, single detached dwellings. As of 2012, the area is home to 7,582 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $64,196, and a home ownership rate of 64.7%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $270,309.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Government and politics 2
  • Institutions 3
    • Education 3.1
    • Public Safety 3.2
  • Parks and recreation 4
  • Commercial 5
  • Location 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

Lakewood Park

Before being part of Saskatoon, the land for Wildwood was used for agriculture. It includes part of the Sutherland Moraine, a ridge that forms a local topographic high.[3] George Stephenson, who ranched in the Dundurn area in the 1880s, operated a dairy farm along 8th Street until 1911. The intersection of 8th Street and Central Avenue (now Acadia Drive) was referred to as "Stephenson's Corner" for many years. The streetcar line from Saskatoon to Sutherland ran east down 8th Street and turned north into Sutherland.[4]

The Wildwood Golf Course existed before any residential development occurred.[5] It opened on July 1, 1931, and was Saskatoon's first golf course.[6] As well, the Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association operated a racing oval on land between the present-day Moss Avenue and McKercher Drive. In 1968, the SSRCA had to find another home when the City of Saskatoon announced its intention to expand eastward and annex the land.[7]

The land where Wildwood now exists was annexed in the period between 1970 and 1974,[8] and the golf course's name was chosen for the name of the new neighbourhood.[9][10] Home construction was at its peak from 1971 until 1980.[1] Wildwood School opened on May 9, 1978.[11] Bishop Pocock School opened in 1978, and the Lakewood Civic Centre was opened in 1988.[12]

Government and politics

Wildwood Golf Course

Wildwood exists within the federal electoral district of Blackstrap. It is currently represented by Lynne Yelich of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Greystone. It is currently represented by Rob Norris of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Wildwood lies within ward 9. It is currently represented by Councillor Tiffany Paulsen. She was first elected in 2000 and has been re-elected three times: 2003 (by acclamation), 2006 and 2009 (by acclamation).

Institutions

Education

Bishop Pocock School
Location
227 Avondale Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 5A5
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
Opened 1977 (1977)[13]
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Principal Donald Rongve
Vice principal Mary-Sue Muldoon
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 168[14] (2014)
Education system Separate
Language English
Feeder to Holy Cross High School
Website
Wildwood School
Location
203 Rosedale Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 5H1
Canada
Information
Type Elementary
Opened 1978 (1978)
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Principal Trudy Capes
Vice principal Michelle Simpson
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment 243[14] (2014)
Education system Public
Feeder to Walter Murray Collegiate
Website

Public Safety

  • Fire Station #6 - covers the southeast area of Saskatoon. This hall has a one captain and four firefighters that work on each of the four shifts.[18]

Parks and recreation

  • Heritage Green - 1.65 acres (0.67 ha)
  • Heritage Park - 9.1 acres (3.7 ha)
  • Lakewood Park, district section - 14.51 acres (5.87 ha)
  • Wildwood Park - 20.61 acres (8.34 ha)
  • Lakewood Park, multi-district section - 25.34 acres (10.25 ha)

Parts of Lakewood Park are landscaped with natural prairie grassland vegetation. As well, the park contains a constructed wetland area, designed to remove pollutants from stormwater and control runoff. The wetland's waters and native plants in turn provide habitat for native aquatic animals, insects, and birds.

The Wildwood Community Association coordinates recreational programs and social activities, maintains the park and outdoor rink, and promotes the well-being of residents. The volunteer-run association also provides a voice for the community on issues of local concern.[19]

The Lakewood Civic Centre houses a swimming pool and waterslide, fitness facilities, meeting and recreational space, and the Cliff Wright Branch Library all in one facility.[20]

The Wildwood Golf Course is an 18 hole course that has an intermediate level of play. It includes a practice green, pro shop and coffee shop.[21]

Commercial

Centre Mall East

Wildwood's northern border includes the eastern end of the 8th Street business district. Predating Wildwood's residential development to the south, the County Fair Plaza shopping centre operated at Circle Drive and 8th Street and included as Zellers department store and Canada Safeway. In 1978, Wildwood Mall opened across Acadia Drive from County Fair Plaza on the former Stephenson dairy farm land[4] and added retailers such as Woolco (and later Wal-Mart) to the area. In the mid-1980s, County Fair Plaza was expanded into a larger mall called Circle Centre Mall. In the late 1990s, Wildwood Mall (which had been struggling since losing one of its anchor tenants, Dominion grocery stores) and Circle Park merged to become The Centre at Circle and 8th, which was later rebranded The Centre, with the two malls linked via an underground tunnel under Acadia Drive. In addition to The Centre, a few satellite businesses are located in freestanding buildings along 8th Street, straddling the mall property.

Location

Wildwood is located within the Lakewood Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by 8th Street to the north, Boychuk Drive to the east, Taylor Street to the south, and Circle Drive to the west. Inside those boundaries, the roads are a mix of local and collector roads. McKercher Drive, a north-south arterial road, roughly bisects the neighbourhood; Acadia Drive is another north-south arterial road in the west half of Wildwood.

References


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function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


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function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

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-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
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end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

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function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

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External links

  • Wildwood Community Association
  • Wildwood neighbourhood profile - 2012
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