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Call for Submissions – Poetry Downtown a project in collaboration with Downtown Saskatoon

For immediate release: July 28, 2022 - 2:00pm

The City of Saskatoon invites local emerging and established poets to submit poems for the Poetry Downtown project. The theme of the project is Reconciliation.

Poetry Downtown was inspired by a challenge from Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada, Louise Halfe, encouraging municipalities to bring poetry to public places. The project is a partnership with Downtown Saskatoon.

 Project goals include:

USask, City of Saskatoon study explores how to make downtown living attractive

For immediate release: December 6, 2021 - 3:30pm

Making parts of downtown more pedestrian-friendly, creating diversified housing close to the riverfront, and repurposing barren or underused properties to meet community needs are among key ideas gleaned in a study on making downtown Saskatoon a more desirable place to live.

City announces several public artwork installations in Saskatoon

For immediate release: November 8, 2021 - 10:00am

The City is pleased to announce several recent public artwork installations at various locations throughout the Downtown, Riversdale and Broadway areas:  

“Make a Wish” by Kyle Thornley. Steel sculpture that captures the essence of resilience, growth and optimism expressed through a mature dandelion stalk and seeds, held by vibrant, colourful fingers. Located Downtown at the corner of 2nd Avenue N and 23rd Street E.

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