Saskatoon Leads Province in New Housing Starts

FTLComm - Saskatoon - July 16, 1998

Half of all new houses under construction are being built in Saskatoon. This scene is of a newly developed neighbourhood on the City's East side. Immediately South of John Avant Park is a whole subdivision being hammered into shape. The houses in this scene, though a little upscale from modest, do not exceed $600,000. Though this seems like a lot, it is relative to location, were these houses located in Vancouver, they would be valued at much more then $1,000,000. The use of water, fountains and green space has become a standard feature of urban life in this decade reflecting the attitude people have toward the environment in which they choose to live. The jogging paths in summer and a skating oval in winter not only add to the recreational value of the location but the water and reflection add dramatically to the visual appeal. This QuickTime VR panorama was taken at 9:30 catching the sunset and low evening light.