Our Apartments

Live in one of Saskatoon’s most unique heritage buildings located right in the heart of downtown. Our modern, bright apartments are equipped with large windows, full kitchen, dishwasher, air conditioning and large walk-in closet. Drinkle3 is a family run clean, quiet concrete heritage building which is well maintained by a full-time on-site caretaker and manager.

APARTMENT FEATURES:

  • Large Windows
  • Large Walk-In Closet
  • Sundeck
  • Air Conditioning and Dishwasher
  • Heat and Water Included
  • Clean and Safe
  • Quiet Concrete Construction
  • Laundry on Each Floor ($1/load)
  • Elevator
  • On-Site Rental Office and Caretaker
  • Security
  • Cat Friendly
  • CoWorking Office Facilities
  • Bike Storage (Limited)

We have forms you should fill out if you want to get on the waiting list for an apartment, or if you have checked out an available suite and want to apply to rent it.

Tenants have use of a rooftop sundeck with rainwater capture to water plants. The building is equipped with elevator, security, and laundry on each floor. Heat and water are included with the rent. Smoking is not permitted.

We have answers to many Frequently Asked Questions on this page.

The Drinkle3 Building is rated by walkscore.com as among the top 2% of buildings nationally for ‘walkable’ access to services.

Tenants can visit eleven restaurants and two coffee shops without crossing a street. The building is located one block from the central bus mall, three blocks from river trails, and a mile from the U of S. The lower level of the building has 15 shops including Filipino confectionary, vintage clothing, yoga studio, new age, tailor, dance studio, vintage jewelry shop, hat maker, hair salon, goldsmith, watch repair, and hobby shop.

Many of our mall merchants both work and also live in the building. Our office mezzanine includes D3, a newly renovated coworking creating community for young entrepreneurs.

Community Initiatives

In 2007 the Drinkle Building received a Cultural Capitals grant, through the City of Saskatoon and Heritage Canada, to install a 72 foot tall artwork featuring portraits of seven city founders. The artwork was produced by Henry Vanseters and can be seen on the north wall of the building. We also received a grant that year to produce a photo exhibit detailing the history of the Drinkle Building and its founder J. C. Drinkle. That exhibit is available to be viewed during business hours in the lower level mall.  Over the years we have sponsored various community initiatives including DrinkleFest Better Block Party, Milden Food Project, and Mendel’s Murals.

Learn more about our Initiatives on the Community Initiatives page.

Parking

Unfortunately, we have no parking spaces available.

Close to everything fun

The quiet concrete building is surrounded by action, with dozens of shops and restaurants, and even the bus mall, all within a one block radius. Walk another block to get to river trails, Galaxy Theatre, Midtown Plaza, YMCA, and the Public Library. We are located 6 blocks from Riversdale shops, restaurants and the Farmer’s Market, and a mile from the U of S campus. Our lower level Drinkle Mall is home to 14 shops including a hat maker, confectionary, vintage clothing, yoga studio, vintage artifacts, up-cycled furnishings, new age, tailor, dance studio, vintage jewelry shop, hair salon, goldsmith, watch repair, and hobby shop. Many of our mall merchants work and live in the building, adding to the sense of community and safety. Our building is also home to D3 Coworking center, a newly renovated workspace creating community building tenants and entrepreneurs. The Drinkle3 Building is rated by walkscore.com as among the top 2% of buildings nationally for ‘walkable’ access to services, with even a higher rating for bike access.

Sustainability and place-making

At Drinkle3 we believe that context is the key to sustainability. Old downtown buildings like ours can play an important role in countering the negative impact of urban sprawl by leveraging the tools at our disposal such as public art, heritage, bikes, transit, community, and fun. That’s why over the years we have sponsored initiatives such as Saskatoon CarShare Coop, Saskatoon Cycles, DrinkleFest Better Block Party, Milden Food Project, Mendel’s Murals, Children’s Discovery Museum, tenant get-togethers, and more. In 2007 the Drinkle Building received a Cultural Capitals grant, through the City of Saskatoon and Heritage Canada, to install a 72 foot tall artwork featuring portraits of seven city founders. The artwork was produced by Henry VanSeters and can be seen on the north wall of the building. We also received a grant that year to produce a photo exhibit detailing the history of the Drinkle Building and its founder J. C. Drinkle. That exhibit is available to be viewed during business hours in the lower level mall.

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LOFTS – Some apartments have been converted to NY-Style lofts with 12 foot ceilings, granite, and original hardwood floors.
Apartments have walk-in closets
WALK-IN CLOSET – Most apartments have large walk-in closets
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ELEVATOR – Live/Work tenants use the elevator to commute to their shop in the DrinkleMall