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 I sold out. Phase II breaks ground this fall. Presales available now.

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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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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, demonstrates the kind of human-scaled urban intervention that excites us as city-builders.

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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

Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) Annual Conference
September 13−16  |  Winnipeg, MB
CanU is a movement and organization of city planners, architects, engineers, developers and other urbanists operating across Canada. This year's conference theme is City-Making Math: The Art & Science of Urban Design. We'll be there!
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Friday Beers: Hosted by Shift Development
September 22  |  4−6pm  |  The Two Twenty Common
This edition of Friday Beers is proudly hosted by Shift! Join us for casual chats over drinks.
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Lunch & Learn: The State of Homelessness in Saskatoon
September 28  |  12−1pm  |  The Two Twenty Common
Join community member Chris from Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership for a discussion on homelessness in Saskatoon.
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Nuit Blanche Saskatoon
September 30  |  Dusk  |  Riversdale, Downtown, Broadway
Saskatoon will host its fourth annual Nuit Blanche Festival, an all-ages night-time arts and culture celebration, throughout Riversdale, Downtown, and Broadway.
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Opinion & IDEAS

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