Artists want to reuse bus barns

Artists want to reuse bus barns

Craig Campbell and other Saskatoon artists are hoping city officials reconsider a plan to demolish the downtown bus barns.

“These are well-maintained, great buildings. The city wants to bulldoze them,” Campbell said.

As part of the major overhaul of the city’s north downtown sector, the tentative plan calls for demolition of the bus barns in favour of a park or other green space.

Campbell said park space would not be well-used, and instead he would like the barns “repurposed” into a gathering place to promote the city’s art, music and culture.

“We could turn this space into a real focal point, a world-leading destination. There’s still time,” he said

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