Actively building the city we want to live in

Actively building
the city we want to live in

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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.


Current Projects

Residential and commercial Development in our urban village

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. Phase II complete.
View the MLS Listing or download our feature sheet brochure!

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341 + 343 20th st

341 + 343 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK

On the corner of 20th and Avenue D, we're building attractive streetfront space for small to medium commercial uses: retail, restaurants, studios, offices. Space available for lease.

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PAST highlights




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—all original buyers still live here and are part of the Shift family. <3

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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.


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

- Jan Gehl


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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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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Park(ing) Day is a worldwide phenomenon that seeks to reimagine streets as places and create a whimsical, fun-first event in a strangely familiar place: on-street parking stalls.

Shift Development was instrumental in launching back-to-back Saskatoon Park(ing) Day events right here on 20th Street in Riversdale.

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New ideas require old buildings.

- Jane Jacobs


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.
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Special Events

Mindfulness + Creativity Workshop
Thurs, August 9th  |  12pm-1:15pm  |  Hot Yoga on 20th
Celebrate International Coworking Day by refuelling your creativity in this workshop by Tim Tyler and Carla Duval-Tyler. Bring your yoga mat for some light stretches mixed in with inspirational conversation. Snacks provided. Registration not required. Just show up with your mat!

Riversdale Parade of Homes
Thurs, August 30th  |  4pm-7pm  | Element Urban Village, Phase II
Hosted by Slade Desrochers, visit Element Urban Village during Riversdale's Parade of Homes and get a sneak peak of the new developments that are making Riversdale a sought after neighbourhood. As always, we'll feature some food and drink from restaurants in the community!

Cocktail "Ours"A YXEats Event hosted by The Two Twenty
Fri, Sept 7th  |  4-6pm  |  The Common in The Two Twenty
YXEATS Cocktail “Ours” Provide local Riversdale businesses the opportunity to strut their stuff.  Join the fun at each location, enjoy a snack and non-alcohol beverage catered by Scott Dicks from Rural catering.  No cost to participate!
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