Event + Entertainment District
It’s Got To Be Downtown Saskatoon


April 5, 2022 – Saskatoon is making a big decision about the Event + Entertainment District – #ItsGotToBeDowntown. This will be a place where we’ll hold our biggest events, conferences, sports + concerts. It’s going to keep Saskatoon on the map!

Inform yourself with the knowledge to support positive conversations at the water cooler, kitchen table + boardroom! Catch DTNYXE’s full video info-series on our social channels + here as they launch through spring. Topics will include economic benefit, civic self-esteem, walkability, and of course – parking…


Downtown business group launches video series in support of new Saskatoon arena – The StarPhoenix Reports…
New videos to persuade residents of potential of new Saskatoon entertainment district – CKOM Reports…
Downtown Saskatoon advocates for Downtown Event + Entertainment District – CJWW Reports…
Sasakatoon group works toward ‘once in a generation’ chance to revitalize Downtown – CTV Reports…
Un arena et un centre evenementiel pour revitaliser le centre-ville de Saskatoon? – Radio Canada rapport…
Downtown Saskatoon launches its promotional campaign toward the DEED CBC Reports…

These facilities would increase visitation, then foot traffic for retailers + restaurants, and ultimately economic growth for Saskatoon.

As goes the Downtown, so goes the city. The investment in this infrastructure will enable new business, new growth, and new civic self-esteem. Using the 13,460 parking stalls Downtown will reduce congestion.

A facility like this one, with an entertainment district around it, will serve as a magnet to attract skilled professionals, students, businesses + others to our city for years to come.

There’s no better place to start a business than the City Center. These facilities would enhance the critical mass + level of confidence entrepreneurs need to get their business off the ground.

Having a thriving district with ideal infrastructure will provide opportunities to attract world-class acts.

These facilities don’t just have to be paid for by civic taxes – there are other options! This will contribute to employment + the economy for decades to come.

We already hang out Downtown with friends. These facilities would just make it more fun!

The density created by such a facility Downtown will support businesses, help bring people together, and help create a thriving environment.

It will be very beneficial to Downtown businesses, bringing customers to experience all Saskatoon has to offer.

Choosing to operate a business Downtown enables talent recruitment + retention. Staff teams enjoy everything our vibrant Downtown has to offer.

Live + belong in the heart + soul of it all.

Commuting in + out of the district will happen at varying stages + on multiple modes of transportation, eliminating the all too boring traffic jam.

Enjoy the walkability to culinary experiences, the river + more. This vibrancy is essential for locals + visitors, alike.

Related Materials

DTNYXE March 31, 2022 – #DEED #ItsGotToBeDowntown Video Series Launch – Media Release

City of Saskatoon March 28, 2022 – Downtown Event and Entertainment District Advisory Group Named – Media Release

Chamber of Commerce January 5, 2022 – Chamber Creates Entertainment District Task Force

City of Saskatoon  Major Project Details: Downtown Event and Entertainment District – Info page

SaskTel Centre November 8, 2021 – Saskatoon’s Downtown Entertainment District – Infographic

TCU Place October 18, 2021 – Why A New Downtown Entertainment District? – Infographic

DTNYXE April 18 + 22, 2021 – Support for Proposed Joint-Use Facility and Downtown Entertainment District – Letter to Saskatoon City Council

DTNYXE Fall 2020 – Envisioning Saskatoon’s Future: The Case for a Downtown Entertainment District – NSBA Article

DTNYXE June 7, 2018 – How Sports Arenas, Entertainment + Culture Can Recentralize Economic Activity – A discussion with Dr. Mark Rosentraub

DTNYXE March 21, 2018 – Downtown Saskatoon welcomes the conversation of a Downtown Arena, again – Including TCU Place + Sasktel Centre New and/or Expanded Event and Convention Centre Facility Study