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Downtown Saskatoon living in the Drinkle No. 3 Building

Drinkle 3 Mural - Henry VanSeters
“Founders,” the iconic Drinkle 3 Mural by artist Henry VanSeters

The Drinkle Number 3 building 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 fifteen shops, an office plaza, and two street level restaurants.

Live in one of Saskatoon’s most unique heritage buildings located right in the heart of downtown. 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 a full-time on-site caretaker and manager. 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.

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 14 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 space 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.

Read more about our Community Initiatives here.