The Soul of Riversdale: Soul Paper

Opened in 2014, Soul Paper has provided Saskatoon with a unique approach to stationary products and has created a space that nurtures the human spirit and inspires creative expression.

Our passion is everything paper and the spirit of creativity that is sparked through the journeys of each of our clients’ lives.”

Susan Gallagher – Owner & Operator of Soul Paper

Susan has known since a young age that she wanted to be a business owner, “There was something magical about the thought of creating a place where I could meet and serve the people of my community.” Originally from Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Susan was romanced and inspired by her hometown shops, “To me, they were the places where people came together.”
Susan is a lover of books, all things paper, nature, and learning. She has a curious and compassionate spirit which has translated into a way to share her passions and bring joy to others. Susan is self described as Old Fashioned and stated that “It’s fun to share the love of paper, stationery, and art supplies with kindred spirits.”

Susan attended the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship which was located at the Farmers Market building on 19th Street. Attending school in Riversdale started her passion for our community and to her, it just made sense to continue this support by opening Soul Paper on 20th Street West. “There are some wonderful businesses in Riversdale” Susan say’s regarding her community. Soul Paper is located in 118 20th Street West, which was built in 1908, and brings an amazing amount of character to the store, as it is “the oldest building on our block and still has the original floor, or so we think.”

Soul Paper is an incredibly unique store that “celebrates the renaissance of correspondence and creating by offering a distinctive selection of artisanal papers, fine stationery, notebooks, pens, ink, gift wrap, greeting cards, gifts, and mixed-media art supplies.”

Soul Paper carries products from long standing businesses from around the world, as well as carrying and supporting national and local Canadian businesses.

Soul Paper turns 8 on August 29th, 2022! Make sure to stop in and wish them a Happy Birthday, say hello to Susan, and check out their huge assortment of products!

118 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK Canada
S7M 0W6

POP Wine Bar: Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2022

Riversdale’s POP Wine Bar was listed as one of Canada’s Best New Restaurants of 2022 by En Route Magazine. POP Wine Bar opened on April 5th 2022 and has been a crowd favourite ever since. With their fabulous mix of delectable wines and relaxed atmosphere, it is a welcoming place for all wine connoisseurs, appetizer lovers, and vibe chasers.

Photo Credit: “Saskatoon’s new restaurant Pop Wine Bar opens its doors” – Daniel Ball of EatNorth

Fans of chef Christie Peters’ late, lamented first venture, The Hollows, will welcome some familiar decor in this Riversdale-district space that alternately evokes cabin country, suburban rec room and lounge. Making it of the moment, though, are smashing tins of Spanish conservas, a robust selection of natural wines and a prairie-meets-the-world menu. Take the shatteringly crisp dandelion and fiddlehead fritters or the glistening, chargrilled and can-packed citrus-laced sardines, even better washed down with the vibrant acidity of orange wine from Gut Oggau in Austria or a rosé from Delinquente in Australia.

En Route: Air Canada

Make sure to check out POP Wine Bar, located at 334 20th St West in Saskatoon. Open 3pm – 12am Tuesday through Saturday.