Actively building the city we want to live in
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Actively building
the city we want to live in

Read more about Shift

We do more than build buildings — we build communities. We're developing spaces, launching events, and fostering a collaborative, diverse community in Riversdale, one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Saskatoon.

 
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Current Projects

Residential and commercial Development in our urban village


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Element Urban Village

540 Avenue F South
Saskatoon, SK

Our most ambitious project to date: 17 modern townhomes on 17th & F, mere steps from the river and Victoria Park. Now a winner of the SRHBA’s Housing Excellence awards.

More info at ElementUrbanVillage.com

 
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Element Urban Village has won the 2019 SRHBA Housing Excellence award for Best Townhouse under 50 Units.

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PAST highlights

OUR LASTING COMMUNITY LEGACY


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MOSAIC

200 blk. Avenue D South
Saskatoon, SK

One of Saskatoon's most highly acclaimed infill acts. Completed in a partnership with nonprofit Quint Development, Mosaic is just steps from the action of 20th Street West in the heart of Riversdale. Mosaic is a true testament to community—most original buyers still live here and are part of the Shift family. <3

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THE TWO TWENTY

220 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK

Saskatchewan's first and still largest coworking space is the fourth reinterpretation (at least) of this historic commercial building in the heart of Riversdale. Repurposing old buildings for great new things: that's just good city building. Come chat over a latte at Collective Coffee.

TheTwoTwenty.ca

 
 
 

A good city is like a good party: people stay longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves.

- Jan Gehl

 
 
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our ventures

Community-building | BUSINESS | Advocacy & EXPERIMENTATION


The Two Twenty

220 + 226 20th St. West
Saskatoon, SK

Flexible short- and long-term office space, coworking, and events in the heart of Riversdale.

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ELEMENT URBAN VILLAGE CARSHARE

Completely carbon neutral, from source to "tailpipe." Residents at Element Urban Village are all part of a car share program 100% powered by the sun.

Watch Shift’s CEO Curtis Olson talk about the Element Electric Carshare on Global News.

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The Two Twenty Parking Patio

Our parking patio (or parklet, à la Park(ing) Day), which acts as an extension of the outdoor space at the Two Twenty and Collective Coffee (but is completely open to the public) demonstrates the kind of human-scaled urban intervention that excites us as city-builders.

And it got a 98% approval rating.

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New ideas require old buildings.

- Jane Jacobs

 
 
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Events & Happenings

Ongoing Events

Friday Beers
Last Friday of the month  |  4−6pm  |  The Two Twenty Common
Join us for casual drinks and discussion, hosted by a different community member each month.
More info

 

THOUGHTS & OPINIONS

Read the latest blog updates from our office

 
 
 
 
 
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