Aspen Ridge

Natural prairie spaces

In Aspen Ridge, connecting with nature will be as simple as a walk in the park. The neighbourhood is bounded on the northwest by the Northeast Swale, a native grassland ecosystem. This ancient river channel is unique to the Saskatoon region and is home to several rare and endangered plants and animals.

To help protect this important ecological feature, a transitional park called The Greenway will be built between the edge of the neighbourhood and the Swale. Seeded with native prairie plants, The Greenway includes plans for a trail that will run the length of Aspen Ridge, connecting to the Swale and the Meewasin Valley river trail system.

Connecting communities

McOrmond Drive will serve Aspen Ridge and nearby neighbourhoods with a mix of commercial amenities and high-density housing. The street will act as a transportation corridor, creating a vibrant, transit-friendly node that will connect to adjacent neighbourhoods and the city’s north end employment district.

The area will provide the ideal place to grab groceries on your way home or grab a coffee before hopping on the bus. McOrmond will offer everything you need, including shops, restaurants, lounges and pubs, spas, hair salons, medical clinics, grocery stores and more.

Pedestrian friendly

“Complete streets” like McOrmond will create space for auto traffic, cyclists, public transit and pedestrians by using cycle tracks, landscaped boulevards and expanded sidewalks. These pedestrian-oriented streetscapes and environments will ensure this busy mixed-use area remains walkable.

The entire park system in Aspen Ridge has also been carefully planned to connect pedestrian and cyclist trails throughout the neighbourhood.  

Sense of place

As part of creating a complete community, Aspen Ridge features a neighbourhood centre, with a square, conveniences and medium-density housing. Acting as a destination point, the square will be a place to meet and build community ties.

Saskatoon is a place where culture thrives and diversity is respected and celebrated. Aspen Ridge's complete community will showcase our city’s built, natural and cultural heritage, and ensure every citizen feels a sense of belonging.