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Central Business District, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

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Country  Canada
Core Neighbourhood  East and West Side
Time zone  UTC (UTC-6)
Province  Saskatchewan
City  Prince Albert
Neighbourhood  Midtown
Area code  306
Central Business District, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Government and politics

The Central Business District exists within the federal electoral district of Prince Albert. Brian Fitzpatrick is the current MP of this riding. He has been the MP for three terms in 2000, 2004, and 2006.

Contents

Provincially, the Central Business District lies within the Prince Albert Carlton riding. Darryl Hickie is the MLA for the riding. He has been MLA since 2007. In municipal politics, The Central Business District lies within ward 2. Notable business owner Greg Dionne is the councillor for this ward.

Demographics

There are many seniors high rise complexes in the area. Some of them are in great location to many amenities in the area.

Commercial and industrial

This area of Prince Albert has very light industrial and lots of commercial zoning. The downtown core has houses, lots of shops and services of all kinds.

Shopping malls

The existing retail areas are being enriched and expanded to provide new investment opportunities and incentive programs for the third largest city of Saskatchewan.

Gateway Mall

The Gateway Mall or North Gate Mall as some refer to it is the main mall in the area. It houses over 50 shops and businesses. This includes major chains and local businesses

MacIntosh Mall

MacIntosh Mall is the smaller mall attached to the old Co-op. It houses many services and local businesses.

Education

  • First Nations University of Canada - 1401 Central Avenue
  • SIIT (Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology) Prince Albert Campus - 900 - 1st Ave. East
  • SUNTEP (Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program) - 48-12th Street East
  • E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts

    The E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts houses both the John & Olive Diefenbaker Theater as well as the Mann Art Gallery. Located in the heart of downtown the center focuses on highlighting professional visual and performing artists through exhibitions, concerts, musicals, plays, conventions, and fundraising events to Prince Albert and surrounding area.

    Events and Attractions

    The Prince Albert Central Business District hosts several events such as

  • 1912 Dinner Gala at Museum
  • Chautauqua Street Fair
  • Christmas shopping
  • Downtown Old Fashioned Christmas
  • The Downtown Street Fair
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Santa Clause Parade
  • Past Events

  • Founders Day
  • Galleries

    The Mann Art Gallery (formerly the Art Gallery of Prince Albert) is in the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts. Overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, the Mann Art Gallery is Prince Albert’s premier destination for contemporary and historical art, with exhibitions changing bi-monthly. Housing one of the largest permanent collections in the province, the MAG provides regular curated exhibitions from artists influential in developing arts and culture in the region. It is located at 142 - 12th St. West. The John V. Hicks Gallery is located on the second floor of the Prince Albert Arts Centre. It showcases many local artists throughout the year.

    The Grace Campbell Art Gallery is located in the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library. The gallery has monthly exhibitions featuring local artists and touring exhibitions.

    The Red Door Gallery is located in the Bison Cafe on Central Avenue.

    Features

  • Memorial Square
  • Prince Albert City Hall
  • The new Saskatchewan Forest Centre is located in the downtown core. Prince Albert, the gateway to the north is also renowned for its location on the tree line of Saskatchewan where prairie meets pine. At the crux of the North Saskatchewan River Valley and Pehonan Parkway, northern Saskatchewan has enjoyed economic success with its forestry industry.
  • Heritage Buildings

    These heritage sites help to build and maintain a positive identity and historical tourist infrastructure for the Prince Albert business district.

  • Blockhouse from the 1885 Rebellion - Located in Kinsmen Park.
  • Former Prince Albert City Hall and Opera House was originally built in 1892 when Saskatchewan was known as the NWT. It has been officially proclaimed a municipal heritage property as well as being recognized as one of the National historic sites of Canada. There are not many 19th-century town halls which are still standing today. Currently it is known as the Prince Albert Arts Centre which is located at 1010 Central Avenue.
  • The Central Fire Hall which was originally established in 1911, now houses The Prince Albert Historical Museum. This turn of the century fire hall has been designated as Municipal Heritage Site on Central Avenue.
  • The Provincial Courthouse of Prince Albert on Central Avenue has also Municipal Heritage Site status.
  • The Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr. Significant churches downtown include St. Alban’s Anglican Cathedral, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church and Wesley United Church.
  • Keyhole Castle
  • First Presbyterian Church/School - The church is located in the downtown core and the school is located in Kinsmen Park.
  • Hotels/Motels

  • Marlboro Inn
  • The National Hotel - Located at 906 1st Avenue West.
  • References

    Central Business District, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Wikipedia


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