Benefits to the District
A revitalized Downtown connected to the rest of the city with a Bus Rapid Transit system would be an economic and cultural driver for Saskatoon.
The creation of a centre of culture and commerce through improved infrastructure and better ways to get to and from the Downtown could have a large impact on the economy of both Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.
Downtown Event Centre/Arena and Convention Centre
*Full Cost-Benefit Analysis, including an explanation of evaluation metrics, is available in this document.
An economic impact analysis was completed in March 2018 to look at the potential benefits of a new Downtown event centre/arena and revived convention centre. The analysis constructed separate economic models for both Saskatchewan and Saskatoon.
Bus Rapid Transit*Full Cost-Benefit Analysis, including an explanation of evaluation metrics, is available in this document.
Once operational the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network will be a critical part of moving large numbers of people to and from Downtown in the most reliable and efficient way.
The future BRT is expected to generate significant benefits to the City of Saskatoon that far exceed total costs of the project.