Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

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Fort Saskatchewan is a city in Alberta, Canada, located 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Edmonton, Alberta's capital city, along the North Saskatchewan River. Fort Saskatchewan is part of the Edmonton census metropolitan area and is one of 24 municipalities that comprise the Capital Region Board (CRB). Fort Saskatchewan's population in the 2016 federal census was 24,149 while it was 24,569 in the city's 2016 municipal census.

Fort Saskatchewan is bordered by Strathcona County to the south and east, Sturgeon County to the north and west, and the City of Edmonton to the southwest. Sturgeon County and Edmonton are both located across the North Saskatchewan River.

The city is most well known for its proximity to petrochemical facilities, including Dow Chemical, Sherritt International, Agrium and Shell Canada. It is also known for its flock of 50 sheep that roam its downtown park throughout the summer months eating the grass. The city mascot is a sheep named Auggie.[6] 

History

In 1875, under the command of Inspector W.D. Jarvis, the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) established Fort Saskatchewan as a fort on the North Saskatchewan River. The community was later incorporated as a villagein 1899, a town in 1904, and a city in 1985.

 

The Canadian Northern Railway reached Fort Saskatchewan in 1905, placing the town on a transcontinental rail line.[7] The first bridge across the river was also built at this time, with the rail company paying for it in exchange for free land for its station in Fort Saskatchewan.[8] Prior to the bridge, the only method to cross the river at Fort Saskatchewan was via ferry.[8] In the decade after the railway arrived, the town's population nearly doubled to 993.[9]

A new $200,000 provincial jail opened in 1915 at the end of what is now 100th Avenue to replace the 34-cell guard house that had been used to hold prisoners since the NWMP fort was constructed in 1875.[10] The jail would see various additions throughout the next 70 years, including the construction of more cell blocks as well as a stand-alone power plant.[10]By 1973, the jail employed 220 residents[10] and housed both male and female offenders. The jail was replaced in 1988 when a new provincial correctional centre was built south of Highway 15 on 101st Street. The original jail cell blocks were subsequently demolished in 1994. Only one building from the complex, as well as the Warden's House, still stands today.

In 1952, Sherritt Gordon Mines started construction on a $25-million nickel refinery in Fort Saskatchewan, which started production in 1954.[11] Following Sherritt Gordon's locating in Fort Saskatchewan, more industries constructed plants in the town. Between 1951 and 1956, the town's population doubled from 1,076 to 2,582.[12]

Dow Chemical acquired 700 acres in Fort Saskatchewan in 1959, opening its plant in 1961 and further expanding it in 1967.[13] Within five years of beginning operation at Dow, the population again saw a significant increase to 4,152 in 1966, up from 2,972 in 1961.[13]

Since Fort Saskatchewan was incorporated as a town in 1904, it has had 29 residents serve as its mayor.

Demographics

The population of the City of Fort Saskatchewan according to its 2016 municipal census is 24,569,[5] a change of 2.2% from its 2015 municipal census population of 24,040.[38]In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the City of Fort Saskatchewan recorded a population of 24,149 living in 9,261 of its 9,939 total private dwellings, a change of 26.8% from its 2011 population of 19,051. With a land area of 48.18 km2 (18.60 sq mi), it had a population density of 501.2/km2 (1,298.2/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the City of Fort Saskatchewan had a population of 19,051 living in 7,333 of its 8,109 total dwellings, a change of 27.4% from its 2006 population of 14,957. With a land area of 48.12 km2 (18.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 395.9/km2 (1,025.4/sq mi) in 2011.[37]

Residents work mostly in trades (2,130), retail (1,840) or business/finance (1,575).[39]

According to the 2006 census, the largest visible minorities in the community were Chinese with 95 residents followed by Filipino with 55 residents.[39]

English is the first language of 91.7% of the population. French (2.2%) is the second most common first language.[39]

Economy

Fort Saskatchewan's main industries are commercial and heavy industry. Fort Saskatchewan is part of Alberta's Industrial Heartland, the largest Canadian industrial area west of Toronto. Companies with operations in the area include Dow Chemical, Sherritt International, Agrium and Shell Canada. These plants are major employers for residents of Fort Saskatchewan and the surrounding area.

With the city's growth in recent years, the commercial service sector has also grown. Multi-national corporations with stores in Fort Saskatchewan include Wal-Mart and The Home Depot, with Canadian Tire, Safeway and Sobeys acting as some of the other major employers.

 

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Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta - Listings for Sale

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  • 2503 227 Avenue NW in Edmonton: Zone 51 Vacant Lot/Land for sale : MLS®# E4376738

    2503 227 Avenue NW Zone 51 Edmonton T5Y 6H5
    Main Photo: 2503 227 Avenue NW in Edmonton: Zone 51 Vacant Lot/Land for sale : MLS®# E4376738
    $19,919,250
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Christian Jones of RE/MAX Excellence
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4376738
    442.65 Acres (Consists of 3 parcels). Northeast Regional Trunk Sewer (NERTS) immediate tie-in potential. In Horse Hills Area Structure Plan. Largely slated for residential development. Prestigious North Saskatchewan River and ravine views. Generally flat topography. Seller will consider Vendor Take-back Mortgages (VTBs). A 7-minute drive to Manning Town Center, and a 4-minute drive to Fort Saskatchewan! Municipal Address: 2804-227 Avenue NE (140 Acres), 2503-227 Avenue NE (156.89 Acres), 2740-211 Avenue NW (146.06 Acres), Legal Address: 4;23;54;27;NE,SE, 4;23;54;22;NE, 4;23;54;22;SE , Zoning: AG (Agricultural Zone). Information herein and auxiliary information subject to becoming outdated in time, change, and/or deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Buyer to confirm information during their Due Diligence. More details
  • 4-23-54- 13-SE: Fort Saskatchewan Vacant Lot/Land for sale : MLS®# E4376318

    4-23-54- 13-SE Fort Saskatchewan Fort Saskatchewan T8L 2T1
    Main Photo: 4-23-54- 13-SE: Fort Saskatchewan Vacant Lot/Land for sale : MLS®# E4376318
    $7,100,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Christian Jones of RE/MAX Excellence
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4376318
    118.61 Acres. Predominantly slated residential. Gorgeous ravine views all along western boundary. Potential opportunity to join adjacent Area Structure Plan under development. Excellent Highway 21 exposure. Extremely close to Fort Saskatchewan’s existing development. Generally flat topography and ongoing farming potential. Nearby amenities include: Walmart, Canadian Tire, Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital, Starbucks and more! Municipal Address: Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Alberta Land Title: 952 391 904+1, Zoning: (AG-S) Agricultural General South. Information herein and auxiliary information subject to becoming outdated in time, change, and/or deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Buyer to confirm information during their Due Diligence. More details
  • 8820 92 Street SE: Fort Saskatchewan House for sale : MLS®# E4372860

    8820 92 Street SE Fort Saskatchewan Fort Saskatchewan T8L 4E7
    Main Photo: 8820 92 Street SE: Fort Saskatchewan House for sale : MLS®# E4372860
    $4,400,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Rob D Jastrzebski of Exp Realty
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4372860
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,678 sq. ft.
    UNLOCK YOUR IDEAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! On this PRIME 11 ACRE Property in the city of Fort Saskatchewan Annual Revenue of $35,000. A stable income with the property currently yielding an impressive $35,000 annually. Zoned Urban Reserve & Low Property Taxes, ensuring a seamless and cost-effective investment venture. Future-Proof Investment! The property's value is poised for a substantial increase, promising a secure and lucrative financial future. Unique Acreage Living Within the City! The tranquility of acreage living combined with the convenience of city amenities! Subdividable for Commercial Development, tap into the potential for commercial development. Subdivide this gem for a generous return on your initial investment. Perfect for Group Investors, an ideal opportunity for group investment, pooling resources for mutual success Prime Highway Frontage Exposure! Valuable highway frontage exposure, one of the last few opportunities like this! Invest in the future. See REALTOR Werbsite for more info. More details
  • 4-22-54-20- SW: Fort Saskatchewan Vacant Lot/Land for sale : MLS®# E4379718

    4-22-54-20- SW Fort Saskatchewan Fort Saskatchewan T6N 0B2
    Main Photo: 4-22-54-20- SW: Fort Saskatchewan Vacant Lot/Land for sale : MLS®# E4379718
    $4,400,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Christian Jones of RE/MAX Excellence
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4379718
    278 Acres. This sale is for 25% ownership of 278 acres. The Buyer will form part of a joint venture agreement partly with an affiliate of Qualico Communities (50% ownership). Qualico Communities is one of Edmonton’s biggest and strongest developers. Shares are being offered at 25% off the proportionate appraised land value. Largely slated for residential development. Located in the Southfort Area Structure Plan. Nearby amenities include: Walmart, Canadian tire, Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital, Starbucks and much more. Municipality: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; Alberta Land Title Numbers: 062078533001 and 062078533, Zoning: (UR) Urban Reserve. Information herein and auxiliary information subject to becoming outdated in time, change, and/or deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Buyer to confirm information during their Due Diligence. More details
  • 4-22-54- 21-SW: Fort Saskatchewan Vacant Lot/Land for sale : MLS®# E4376400

    4-22-54- 21-SW Fort Saskatchewan Fort Saskatchewan T8L 2T1
    Main Photo: 4-22-54- 21-SW: Fort Saskatchewan Vacant Lot/Land for sale : MLS®# E4376400
    $4,250,000
    Single Family
    Courtesy of Christian Jones of RE/MAX Excellence
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    E4376400
    271.34 Acres. Roughly 20 acres within Fort Saskatchewan slated for residential development. Extreme proximity to existing development. Minutes from Walmart, Canadian Tire, Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital, Starbucks, and more! Relatively flat land. Ongoing farming potential Great access to both 111.34 and 160 acre parcel. Properties can potentially be purchased separately. Buyer's to confirm information during their due diligence. Zoning: (AG) Agricultural; General (AG-S) Agricultural General South. Information herein and auxiliary information subject to becoming outdated in time, change, and/or deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Buyer to confirm information during their Due Diligence. More details
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