Avalon is a low density, mostly residential neighbourhood in South central Saskatoon. Most of the land was annexed between 1910 and 1919, but the majority of the residential development didn't take place until after WWII, so the style of the area reflects the building trends of the time.
The layout of the streets reflects the urban planning philosophies of the day when the land was developed. The north part of the neighbourhood, developed Post WWII, follows a traditional grid pattern. The southern part of the neighbourhood follows the typical residential design of the 1950s - a modern system of curving residential streets, feeding into collector roads that connected to arterial roads.
Vernon Avenue is a local oddity. It's a North-South one-block one-way road which begins as an alleyway and merges with the off-ramp for the Idylwyld freeway going North. There's only one other roadway in the city like this, St. George Ave in neigbouring Exhibition.
In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Avalon lies within ward 7. This ward is currently represented by Councillor Bob Pringle, elected since 2006. Previously, he served in provincial politics as the NDP MLA for Saskatoon Eastview from 1988 to 1998.
There are currently two schools in the neighbourhood: George Vanier School, which is part of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division, and John Lake School, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division.
C.P. Seeley Park (1.3 acres)
- John Lake Park (4.1 acres)
- Avalon Park (4.2 acres)
The Avalon Community Association exists to represent the educational, recreational, and social needs of residents, to promote a sense of community and enhance quality of life in the area.
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