City Update: Thursday, September 29, 2022

City Update: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Posted on 09/29/2022

The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and City crews continue to work flat out to clean up city streets and parks and support our EMO partners in their coordinated recovery efforts. The resourcefulness and resilience of the community continue to shine through, and we expect more days of good progress ahead as the clean up from the impact of post-tropical storm Fiona continues.

Recovery and Clean Up Efforts
While almost all streets are cleared of trees that have fallen in the public right of way, certain streets will remain closed until hazardous debris, fallen power lines and damaged trees at risk of falling are cleared. The City’s Urban Forestry team is continuing their assessment of City trees that are damaged and at risk of falling.

Members of the public may encounter heavier than normal traffic volumes on the Bypass as Public Works trucks haul tree debris from the Park Street site to another location.

The Provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update yesterday afternoon on debris drop-off options for post-Fiona cleanup. For more information, visit:

Playground Clean Up
Parks and Recreation crews have completed their assessment of damage to parks and playgrounds in Charlottetown. 13 parks were identified as unsafe and will be closed to the public until further notice due to fallen trees or proximity to fallen power lines.

The following 13 parks and playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice:
- Messer Park (3 Messer Avenue)
- MacMillan Park (16 MacMillan Crescent)
- Katie Moore Park (Corner of Deblois Street and Barrymore Court)
- G. Stewart McKay Park (Parkview Drive, behind Park Royal United Church)
- Hillsborough Square (260 Richmond Street)
- Upton Park (21 Upton Park Drive)
- Connaught Square (60 Richmond Street)
- MacPherson Park (57 Cottonwood Drive)
- Shell Court Park (30 Shell Court)
- Bonnie Blink Playground. (End of Bonnie Blink Drive)
- J Muise Park (Patterson Drive)
- MacLean Park (14 Cheverie Avenue)
- Desbrisay Crescent Park (Desbrisay Crescent)

Reception Centres
The City has reopened its three Reception Centres that are providing some comforts such as Wi-Fi, municipal water (bring your own drinking container), small snacks and power to charge personal devices. The City will also be opening the West Royalty Community Centre as a fourth Reception Centre. Since they opened, nearly 9,800 visits have been made to the City’s Reception Centres.

The following Reception Centres are open until 8 p.m. today:

  • Hillsborough Park Community Centre (199 Patterson Dr)
  • Malcolm J. Darrach Community Centre (1 Avonlea Dr)
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts (145 Richmond St)

The following Reception Centre will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today:

  • West Royalty Community Centre (1 Kirkdale Rd)

Free Hot Meal
Thanks to the coordinated efforts of Sysco Canada, UPEI, and the City of Charlottetown, 400 free hot meals will be provided to members of the public on Thursday, September 29.

Where: University of Prince Edward Island, Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall, 550 University Avenue

When: Thursday, September 29, Starting at 4:30 p.m.

T3 Transit and the City have arranged a free bus service from the Box Office doors of the Confederation Centre of the Arts to UPEI from 4 p.m. today, departing on the half-hour until 6 p.m.

Return trips from UPEI to the Confederation Centre of the Arts will begin at 4:45 p.m. on the half-hour until 6:45 p.m.

Safety Reminders
Important and essential safety reminders include:

  • Limit travel to essential travel only. Travelling throughout the City before and after daylight is strongly discouraged.
  • Slow down on the roadways and treat non-working traffic signals as a four-way stop.
  • Barbeques and cooking appliances are not to be used indoors, and this includes garages and balconies.
  • Generators must be used outdoors and away from any building openings.
  • Do not attempt to clear trees or branches away from downed power lines.
  • Do not pile debris on the roadway, sidewalks, the shoulder of the road, or in cycling lanes. If it safe to do so, please place manageably sized debris in 4-foot, manageable bundles (maximum 50 pounds) on the side of the road. This will help City crews during the lengthy clean up process ahead.
  • Municipal water is safe to drink, however, please conserve water and limit usage as much as possible. The less water enters the system, the easier it is for our Water and Sewer Utility to maintain service.

Reporting a Municipal Issue
To report an issue with Public Works or Water and Sewer Utility, please call our mainline at 902-566-5548. Residents can also call this line with any questions or concerns. For any emergency situations, residents are advised to call 911.

Due to an unprecedented level of calls to our mainline, some members of the public may experience difficulties connecting with our team. Our phone line is open, but it may take a few tries to connect. We appreciate your patience and understanding on this matter.

Stay Informed
Following this Public Notice, the City will continue to keep residents informed through the City’s social media channels Twitter at @ChtownPE and Facebook at @CityofCharlottetown, or the City's website at