City Update: Sat Oct 1, 2022

City Update: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Posted on 10/01/2022

Crews continue on-the-ground clean up efforts, including parks and trails

The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain on the ground as community recovery and clean up efforts continue over the weekend. Work crews are dedicated to fallen and damaged municipal tree clean up, including parks and trails, along with residential tree debris pick up. Residents are advised to continue to use caution in parks and on trails as clean up efforts will continue for several days.

As a reminder, open burning is not permitted in Charlottetown. Again today, there is a continued focus on the areas with damaged trees that require multiple EMO partners to address and resolve the matter.

Debris Pick Up and Drop Off
Where possible and it’s safe to do so, residents are encouraged to cut tree branches into pieces that are four (4) feet in length or shorter and place them next to the roadway. To assist with the clean up efforts, pieces that are wider than 10 inches in diameter should be cut down into pieces that are two (2) feet in length or shorter. As a reminder, please do not pile other garbage or debris with the tree branches and stumps as this will slow down the clean up efforts as they are not part of the tree debris pick up. Public Works crews are picking up the tree debris, however due to volume, this work will continue for several days.

The province has provided information on debris drop-off options for post-Fiona cleanup. For more information, click here.

Reception Centres
The City has reopened three Reception Centres in order to provide some comforts such as Wi-Fi, municipal water (bring your own drinking container), small snacks and power to charge personal devices.

Hours of Operation: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Hillsborough Park Community Centre (199 Patterson Dr)
  • Malcolm J. Darrach Community Centre (1 Avonlea Dr)

Hours of Operation: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • West Royalty Community Centre (1 Kirkdale Rd)

The Confederation Court Mall (Grafton Street entrance) is open today from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as an additional space for residents to visit and charge personal devices.

Playground Clean Up
Parks and Recreation crews have completed their assessment of damage to parks and playgrounds in Charlottetown. Thirteen (13) parks were deemed unsafe and therefore closed to the public until further notice.
The following 13 parks and playgrounds are currently closed:

  • 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)

Safety Reminders
Important and essential safety reminders include:

  • Open burning is not permitted.
  • 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 tree debris on the roadway.
  • Crews are continuing clean up efforts on trails and in parks.

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. We appreciate your continued patience.

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