CAN (SK): Historic greenhouse faces uncertain future as city weighs costly replacement

Saskatoon’s municipal heritage committee is asking city councillors to consider the historical importance of the city’s greenhouse program as they evaluate whether or not to build a new facility.

In February, the parks department warned the 64-year-old city-run greenhouse was on the verge of being condemned. An engineering assessment outlined concerns about rotting wood components, cracking, and falling glass and snow loads in the winter.

The city has outsourced its bedding plants for the year from private companies, with plans to review the current operating model in the fall.

Stevie Horn, heritage committee vice-chair, penned a letter urging councillors on Wednesday’s planning and development committee to consider the special role the greenhouse played in the beautification of the city.


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