City Council Decision
At a Special Meeting on November 16, 2022, City Council selected the Midtown Shopping Centre North Parking Lot to be the site of a future event centre/arena.
The City of Saskatoon identified two feasible site options for the future Downtown event centre/arena: the Midtown Shopping Centre North Parking Lot and the North Downtown/City Yards.
Public engagement took place between August 30 and October 3, 2022 to gather feedback from the public, businesses, and organizations on the opportunities and challenges of each of the two feasible sites.
A number of options to provide feedback on the two sites were available, including:
- a representative sample survey;
- an open online public survey;
- an online survey for local businesses and organizations; and
- in-person intercept surveys.
The summary survey results are available using the following links:
The results of these surveys, along with extensive technical analysis, will assist City Council when making a decision about the future site of the Downtown event centre/arena. Survey results will remain valuable during future stages or the Downtown Event & Entertainment District.
The City appreciates and thanks the over 8,300 members of the public and stakeholders who participated in the open survey and shared their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of each site.
The selection of a site for the Downtown event centre/arena is the start of the journey to a Downtown Event & Entertainment District, and there will be a number of engagement opportunities over the course of the project.