Drinkle 3 is located in the heart of downtown Saskatoon with dozens of galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, and stores located within a one-block radius, including a convenient Starbucks across the alley. We are located one block from less than three blocks from the Meewasin Valley Trail, parks, and the Midtown Plaza, Saskatchewan’s largest shopping mall. U of S students can walk six blocks to the University Bridge or take a free bus from the nearby transit center.
Drinkle3 is in easy walking distance to nearby public spaces including: Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, River Landing Park, Persephone Theatre, TCU Place, the public library, and the YMCA where $42/mo buys unlimited usage of the pool, gym, fitness centre, courts and drop-in programs. We are also an easy walk to the all the interesting shops, galleries and restaurants of 20th St in Riversdale and Broadway. New downtown condo developments include 2nd Avenue Lofts, the King George, and Rumely Lofts.
Starting in 2015 new parking protected bike lanes will be built within one block of Drinkle3. The first will go East-West down 23rd Street, and in 2016 a lane will be added running North-South down 4rth Ave. These will add to the existing lanes on Spadina, 4rth Avenue, and the extensive trails along the nearby riverbank. These lanes help Drinkle3 to have Bikescore rating of 99.
Tenants who own shops in DrinkleMall or offices in our D3 Shared Office space commute by elevator each day.
Buses Nearby – Drinkle3 is located one block from the City’s central bus terminal from which all routes depart. The City of Saskatoon is also developing plans for a Bus Rapid Transit system which works like a subway system, but above ground with heated stations. The main lines for that system are planned for Third Avenue and also for 22nd Street, both right past Drinkle3.
In 2010 the City of Saskatoon completed streetscaping on our block by adding trees, park benches, old-style light posts, paving stone sidewalks, and more public art.