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Drinkle3: An Icon in Downtown YXE

Drinkle 3 Mural - Henry VanSeters
72′ Tall Mural

Drinkle3 is a Saskatoon family-owned and operated heritage building located in the heart of the downtown shopping district. Built in 1913, the building now houses sixty modern apartments, a mall with eighteen shops, a salons plaza level, an Indian restaurant, a caterer, a rooftop deck, a public art wall, and a gorgeous giant event center that is fast becoming the heart of downtown culture and community.

You can live in one of Saskatoon’s most unique heritage buildings located right in the heart of downtown for reasonable rent. Apartments come equipped with large windows, full kitchen, dishwasher, air conditioning and large walk-in closet. Our loft apartments also have 12 foot ceilings, granite, and original hardwood floors. Drinkle3 is a family run clean, quiet concrete heritage building which is well maintained by on-site management. The building is equipped with elevator, security systems, rooftop deck,and laundry on each floor. Heat and water are included with the rent. Smoking is not permitted.

Drinkle3 is rated by Walkscore.com as a “Biker’s Paradise” and “Walker’s Paradise” (rating 100/100).There are over thirty restaurants, bars and coffee shops within 1.5 blocks of the building. We are located one block from the central bus mall, three blocks from river trails, and a mile from the U of S. Our lower level Drinkle Mall has 18 shops including salons, artisans, vintage clothes and coffee, tattoo artists, art galleries, locksmith, goldsmith, coinsmith, and cell phone repair . Many of our mall merchants both work and also live in the building. Upstairs our newly renovated D3 Mez is a center for salons and service entrepreneurs like hair, lashes, massage, spiritual, and art studios (that’s where our Management office is too.)

Our Philosophy

The challenge for any developer is “how do you revitalize an old building without spending so much money that the rent becomes unattainable for lower and middle-income people”. Drinkle3 has successfully overcome this dilemma using an organic approach to property development. Its a method that strives to release the potential energy already in the building and its people rather than invest massive “kinetic” energy in the form of rules, cash, demolition, and advertising. The idea is to organically enable the heritage and community assets of the building, rather than simply enforcing an owner’s vision.

Read the Drinkle Manifesto here.