Saskatoon's budding arts district on 20th Street West has a new addition: the symphony is moving into an old supermarket in the area.
The symphony will use the space for rehearsals, meetings, administration and storage.
Major concerts will still be performed at TCU Place in Saskatoon, although the organization noted that the proximity of the Roxy Theatre, just down the street, may see the symphony play there too.
Randy Pshebylo, executive director of the Riversdale Business Improvement District, said the symphony is the latest arts group to take advantage of lower rents compared to downtown.
"It's starting to spur that kind of interest," Pshebylo said Wednesday. "The symphony's here, the yoga studios are here, the coffee shops are coming back."
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra's general manager, Jill Reid, said having everyone together under one roof should create a more cohesive organization.