King George

About this neighbourhood

Situated along the west side of the Saskatoon River valley, King George is an established neighbourhood with mature tree-lined streets and a population of about 2,000 people. Most homes in the neighbourhood were built before 1960, with the majority before even World War II, and boast an affordable average home price of just over $195,000.

A buffalo kill site was found in the King George area, documenting its history back 6000 years. In modern times, the neighbourhood was surveyed in 1907 and originally named Riverview. After the arrival of the Barr Colonists in 1903, the land now referred to as Victoria Park (named after Queen Victoria) was sold to settler and entrepreneur, Frank Butler. Shortly thereafter, the land was subdivided and housing constructed despite an earlier plan that identified the riverbank to be reserved for public use. When the City of Saskatoon acquired the land for recreational park purposes, all of the Butler subdivision (except for the gardener's residence) was removed.

In 1911, the Public School Board decided to relocate Prince of Wales School to the present site of King George School at 721 Avenue K South. In 1912 the name of the school was changed to honour King George V. Around 1929 the neighbourhood was renamed to incorporate the name of the new public school, and the boundary was redrawn to include the west portion of Spadina Crescent, along Victoria Park. The new boundaries also enclosed an area called Andrews Addition, identified on a 1913 map of registered subdivisions.

This neighbourhood has struggled in its recent history, with a portion of the population living below the poverty line. The social ills that accompany poverty - substance abuse, violent crime and dilapidated housing - have often cast the area in a negative light. The municipal government and community groups are working to improve the neighbourhood and the lives of its residents.


• Scenic setting along the South Saskatchewan River
• Saskatoon Water Treatment Plant & Several Restaurants
• 3 Parks - including Reconciliation Circle & Victoria Park, with Riversdale Pool, Lions Skate Park, Riverside Badminton & Tennis Club, Boat House & Rowing Club
King George School
• Close proximity to downtown

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