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The following information has been kindly put together by our hosts Persephone Theatre to assist delegates in navigating the conference and the city.

WELCOME TO SASKATOON AND PERSEPHONE THEATRE!

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
General Emergency (Police, Fire, Ambulance) 911
Royal University Hospital (103 Hospital Dr., U of S) 306-655-1000
Saskatoon City Transit 306-975-3100
Persephone Theatre Admin (100 Spadina Cres E) 306-384-2126
(If you are using the transit system please call this number to get UPDATED route information as
it is constantly changing!)

FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD
*asterisk indicates breakfast options available

Coffee Shops close to Persephone
• Our Lobby! That’s right! Coffee is available all conference long in our lobby – free of charge
thanks to the Saskatchewan Association of Theatre Professionals.
• Starbucks*
• 201 – 1st Ave S (in Midtown Mall)
• 100 – 2nd Ave S
• 737 Broadway Avenue
• Good Earth Café* (lovingly referred to as “Good Enough Earth” by staff not highly recommended but very close) 475 2nd Avenue South
• Drift Café & Vista Lounge* (great atmosphere! Locally owned!) 339 Ave A South
• Honey Bun Café* 167 2nd Ave S
• Poached* / Flint (in the daytime it’s Poached, great for Breakfast) 259 2nd Ave S

Quick Eats close to Persephone
• Freshii* 167A 2nd Ave S OR 703 Broadway Ave
• Midtown Mall Food Court 201 – 1st Ave S
• State & Main (full menu) 100 – 2nd Ave S (right beside Persephone)

Recommended Restaurants close to Persephone
• Our Lobby! Hang out in the Persephone lobby for affordable & fast lunch options
• Shift (right next door in the Remai Modern) 102 Spadina Crescent E
• O’Shea’s Pub 222 – 2nd Ave (Actors’ hangout)
• 13 Pies great vibe, amazing Brooklyn style pizza 243 – 2nd Ave S
• *Poached / Flint (at night it’s Flint, a hipster cocktail bar) 259 – 2nd Ave S

Other Downtown Restaurants
• Congress (great burgers) 215 – 2nd Ave S
• Bon Temps (Cajun cuisine, live music) 223 – 2nd Ave S
• Rook & Raven (great pub fare) 154 – 2nd Ave S
• Sticks and Stones (Japanese fusion) 226 – 2nd Ave S
• Cathedral Social Hall (right across from the Bess) 608 Spadina Crescent E
• Taverna Italian Kitchen + Bar (delicious Italian food) 219 – 21st St E
• Ayden (high end restaurant for committed foodies) 265 – 3rd Ave
• Little Grouse on the Prairie (fine dining experience, pricey but worth it) 167 – 3 Ave S

Riversdale Area Restaurants about 10 mins from Persephone
• Farmers Market (19th & Ave A) Vendors attend Wed, Sat & Sun
• Drift Cafe & Vista Lounge* 339 Ave A South
• Leyda’s (Vegetarian, Gluten Free menu) 112 – 20th St W
• Hometown Diner* 210 – 20th St W
• Picaro (delicious modern Mexican fare) 101 – 20th St W

UNIQUE TO SASKATOON
• Remai Modern Art Gallery “contemporary art and a permanent Picasso gallery on display” 102
Spadina Crescent E
• Prairie Lily, $25/tkt for a licensed, scenic boat ride along the Saskatchewan River 619 25 St E
• Last Shoes a custom shoemaking company, 318 Avenue C South
• Ingredients artisan market (fine wines and cheeses) 618 – 2nd Ave N
• Wanuskewin Heritage Park “fostering education and respect for the land based on expressions
of Indigenous culture, heritage and arts,” RR #4, Penner Road (about 15 min from Persephone)

SASKATOON BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES
Prairie Sun Brewery 2020 Quebec Ave
Saskatoon Brewery 610 2nd Ave N
High Key Brewing Co. 1905 Quebec Ave
Lucky Bastard Distillery 814 47 St E
9 Mile Legacy Brewing 229 20th St W

MEDICAL CLINICS (Walk-ins)
Riversdale Medical Clinic Avalon Medical Clinic
341 – 20th St W 23 – 2605 Broadway S
Open Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat & Sun 10-4 Open Mon-Fri 11:00-5:00
306-373-1213 306-652-3496

DENTIST (Staff recommends)
Dr. Jenny Tran (discount for Equity members)
River Landing Dental (right across from Persephone Theatre)
#110 – 475 2nd Ave S
306-954-1010

CHIROPRACTORS (Staff recommends)
Dr. Neil Barber Dr. Alex MacKenzie
1269 8th St E 1222 Quebec Ave.
306-955-1561 306-979-9348

MASSAGE THERAPY
Nomad Therapies (offering on-site massages at Persephone during the Conference)
100 – 1202 Emerson Ave
306-382-2939

TRANSPORTATION
United Cabs 306-652-2222 (recommended)
Comfort Cab 306-664-6464
Saskatoon Transit 306-975-3100
Taxis in Saskatoon do not usually respond to on-street flagging. You must call for pickup.

BANKS (Downtown)
• Bank of Montreal 101 2nd Ave N
• Bank of Nova Scotia 111 2nd Ave S (or atMidtown Plaza)
• Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 201 21st Street E
• Royal Bank 154 1st Ave S (or 842 Broadway Ave.)
• Toronto Dominion Bank 170 2nd Ave S

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