Stage 1: Programming Needs Questionnaire
In May-June 2018, Saskatoon residents were invited to participate in a questionnaire to provide input about the types of programs and activities that could be considered as part of a renewed or expanded Civic Conservatory (next to the former Mendel Gallery). 908 residents responded to the online survey, providing valuable feedback and ideas.
The What We Heard Report outlines the summarized results for each question, and provides a picture of the key priorities and interests of respondents.
This report was provided to the project team and consultants, who are using the information to develop several design ideas. The report will also be provided to invited stakeholders attending an upcoming design workshop, and will be attached in an update report to City Council in November 2018.
Stage 2: Design Workshops
A group of stakeholders representing community organizations and other affected stakeholders participated in two design workshops in late September and mid-October 2018. These hands-on workshops gave participants the chance to play with different space configurations, based on the identified programming needs and other key factors. Results from these workshops will be provided on this website, once complete.
Stage 3: Kinsmen Park & Area Project Development Open House
Potential expansion concepts for the Civic Conservatory were on display at the Kinsmen Park & Area Project Development Open House. This public engagement event provided community members with current information and collected their feedback on a number of projects, both internal and external to the City, related to the Kinsmen Park area. The event was held on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at TCU Place.