Sault Ste. Marie is a city in Canada located in the province of Ontario.
It sits along the St. Mary’s River near the border to the United States.
It has a population of over 79,000 people and an area of 805 square kilometers in the Metro area.
It gets its name from the French who called the rapids on the St. Marys River “Les Saults de Ste. Marie”.
Sault Ste. Marie has many venues and bars that host live music and other performances.
The Essar Centre hosts live events when there are no hockey games on.
It has hosted events like The Price Is Right Live! and sporting events.
The Grand Theatre is another venue that hosts performances and events.
It has a catering service as well as a cinema.
It has had past performance by Travie McCoy, Hey Romeo and Shad.
Nickname(s): "The Soo"
Land: 223.26 km2
Urban: 57.46 km2
Metro: 805.38 km2
The residents of Sault Ste. Marie cheer for their hometown hockey team the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (who are also known as the Soo Greyhounds). They are apart of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and they play at the Essar Centre. They have won the Memorial Cup and the Allen Cup. One of the most well-known hockey greats, Wayne Gretzky, got his start on the Soo Greyhounds. Sault Ste. Marie is home to the Sault Ste. Marie Walk of Fame, which is in the downtown area. The walk features people from the Algoma District who have achieved great things in their work. Some of the inductees are Tony Esposito, Tanya Kim and Roberta Bondar. Sault Ste. Marie has many annual festivals and events for the residents to enjoy. The Algoma Fall Festival is a celebration of the arts. It is held annually in the city and has brought in artists such as Chantal Kreviazuk and Jann Arden. The Bon Soo Winter Carnival is another event in the city. It aims to bring excitement for the winter season through events like A Night of Ice and Fire and Passport to Unity. The Hilton Beach Classic Car Show is an event that features beautiful classic cars for the viewing pleasure of attendees. It is a free event.
Sault Ste. Marie can be divided into two parts: East Sault Ste. Marie and West Sault Ste. Marie. East Sault Ste. Marie consists of Fort Creek, Meadow Park, The P Patch and Cedar Heights. Fort Creek is mainly residential. The area has plenty of nature as well with the Fort Creek Conservation Area located here. There is also a high school in the neighbourhood. Meadow Park has a good amount of restaurants, shopping and other amenities in the neighbourhood. There are also some schools here. The Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club is also located in the neighbourhood. The P Patch was named after residents noticed that most of the streets in the area started with the letter P. The area is close to Sault College, and many of the students live in this area. Cedar Heights is a middle-class neighbourhood, which is still under some construction. The Sault Area Hospital is here, and there are a few parks and trails around the neighbourhood. Stores can also be found here. West Sault Ste. Marie includes the neighbourhoods of Bayview, Broadview Gardens and Pointe des Chenes. Bayview has a few stores and parks. It is very close to the coast of the St. Marys River. Broadview Gardens has a school and a few shops. There are parks around the neighbourhood as well and a community centre just outside of it. Pointe des Chenes is very close to the Sault Ste. Marie airport and it is also along the coast of Lake Superior. It is a very country like area.
Fort Creek has single-family homes. The houses in this area are generally older, but some have undergone renovations. The houses are affordable in this area and they are a good size with spacious yards.
In Meadow Park there are also single-family homes. The houses here tend to be older as well, with a few select homes in the area being newer. Some homes here can be quite large and most are affordable.
The P Patch has single-family and detached homes. This neighbourhood has many older homes. The houses are affordable and there are large yards that are perfect for families.
Broadview Gardens has single-family homes. The prices for homes here is lower but the houses can be smaller as well.
The Downtown area has affordable multi-family homes and apartments for rent. There are many one bedroom, one bathroom places that are perfect for singletons looking for a place to live.
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The following table, based on data taken from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA’s) National MLS® Report for April 2016 (the latest information available), demonstrates how homes in LSTAR’s jurisdiction continue to maintain their affordability compared to other major Ontario and Canadian centers.
Sault Ste. Marie has four school boards: Algoma District School Board, Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l’Ontario and Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario. Algoma District School Board has 25 elementary schools and 12 secondary schools. Huron- Superior Catholic District School Board has 10 elementary schools and 2 secondary schools. Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l’Ontario and Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario are both French school boards. Post-secondary institutions are present in Sault Ste. Marie. Algoma University is one of the independent institutions in the area with a wide array of programs to choose from. Sault College is another option for post-secondary education in the area.