Winners Announced for Local Beautification Program

Winners Announced for Local Beautification Program
Posted on 09/24/2021
The lawns and gardens of Charlottetown are being celebrated this month as the Make Our Hometown Beautiful winners are announced.

The gardening program is designed to recognize those who maintain buildings and landscapes within City limits. Businesses and residents can self-nominate or nominate someone else. This year, the properties were chosen based on curb appeal or what could be viewed from the road without entering private property.

Judging took place the week of August 23, with one property chosen from each of the 10 City wards. Winners will receive a gift card to a local business and will be contacted directly with details of prize pickup. The Ward-specific properties being recognized are as follows:

• Ward 1: 165 Hillsborough Street
• Ward 2: 20 Hawthorne Avenue
• Ward 3: 33 Newland Crescent
• Ward 4: 3 Pond Street
• Ward 5: 47 Corrigan Court
• Ward 6: no submissions
• Ward 7: 46 Chelsey Circle
• Ward 8: 18 Westway Drive
• Ward 9: 148 East Royalty Road
• Ward 10: 147 Westridge Crescent

Mayor Philip Brown reviewed the winning properties from the 10 wards and chose the best overall for the Mayor’s Award. The 2021 Mayor’s Award was presented to Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish Church.

“A sincere thank you to all of those who put in the efforts required to make our city the picturesque and beautiful place that it is,” said Mayor Brown. “Taking care of one’s lawn and garden takes time, nurturing, and a level of dedication that is admirable. It is truly a pleasure to be able to recognize these folks for their hard work every year. We owe so much of Charlottetown’s enduring charm and timeless atmosphere to the residents and businesses of the Capital City.”

During Make Our Hometown Beautiful, judging also took place for the annual Adopt a Corner program, in partnership with Downtown Charlottetown Inc. The winners are as follows:

Established Corners:
• 1st Place: Island Coastal Services
• 2nd Place: The Great George Hotel
• 3rd Place: Frank Zakem Memorial

New Corners:
• 1st Place: Receiver Coffee Co.
• 2nd Place: Old Triangle Pub
• 3rd Place: Slaymaker & Nichols Gastro House

“We are so proud of our award winning Adopt a Corner Program, now in its 14th year,” said Dawn Alan, Executive Director, Downtown Charlottetown Inc. “What really makes this program successful are the partners; The City of Charlottetown beautification team ensures the flower beds are prepared and maintained, local businesses adopt the space, purchase flowers, and their teams do the design and planting. The results are always beautiful and unique, giving all those involved a great sense of pride and ownership. We encourage the community to tour around the Downtown to view the over 80 Adopt a Corner gardens, no two alike. This year’s gardens featured Yellow flowers to depict hope and recovery.”

Each property or recipient of Make Our Hometown Beautiful and the Adopt a Corner program will be featured on the City’s social media channels on Facebook @CityofCharlottetown on Twitter @ChtownPE and on Instagram @city_of_charlottetown