Martensville, Saskatchewan, is located eight kilometres north of Saskatoon. Martensville, located near the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport and accessible by the double-lane Highway 12, is one of Western Canada’s fastest developing communities. Over the last decade, the city has expanded at a rate of roughly 7% each year. Martensville is also a young city, with 75% of the inhabitants under the age of 45.
Martensville was established in 1939 when Isaac Martens and his son Dave bought land twelve kilometres north of Saskatoon. Dave Martens subsequently sold three small sections of this land to a group of folks looking to relocate from Saskatoon. In 1953, a school was built on property provided by Jake Gerbrandt, and the neighbourhood began to flourish. In 1966, the hamlet was founded as a village, and in 1969, it was constituted as a town. Martensville was constituted as a city in 2009.