The development of a Joint-Use Facility and Downtown Entertainment District will create significant economic benefits for our city and region, including new jobs, private and public investment, support for our visitor economy, and opportunities for local restaurants, hoteliers and suppliers to grow.
For these reasons, we have urged City Council to move aggressively on identifying and selecting a downtown site, developing a functional plan for the joint-use facility, and mapping out the district’s development timeline to support the construction of the project. Drawing on best practices, and the experiences of comparable North American markets, we can accelerate our own efforts to put our city back on the map and provide incredible experiences and opportunities for businesses and residents who call Saskatoon home.
We applaud City Council for the unanimous support of the motions put forth at the April 26, 2021 City Council Meeting committing to future development the Downtown Entertainment District. We too believe the time is now to begin the process and stand willing to work with the City of Saskatoon, stakeholders, and entire community to make a Downtown Entertainment District a reality.
Click here for the Chamber’s letter of support for the proposed Joint-Use Facility and Downtown Entertainment District.