City Update: Sunday, October 2, 2022

City Update: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Posted on 10/02/2022
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. There is a continued focus on the areas with damaged trees that require multiple EMO partners to address and resolve the matter.

As we enter the ninth day since the recovery efforts from post-tropical storm Fiona began, it is important to continue checking in on your neighbours, friends and family. We recognize that the storm has taken a toll on everyone, and we appreciate your patience as frontline staff, dedicated partners and community members continue working to address and resolve the challenges that the storm has presented.

Debris Pick Up and Drop Off
Where possible and if it is safe to do so, residents are encouraged to cut tree branches into pieces 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. Due to volume, however, 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
Two Reception Centres are open in Charlottetown 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 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hillsborough Park Community Centre (199 Patterson Dr)
Malcolm J. Darrach Community Centre (1 Avonlea Dr)

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. 

Please note that the West Royalty Community Centre is no longer open as a Reception Centre.

Canadian Red Cross Disaster Shelter
As per the Provincial announcement yesterday, the Canadian Red Cross has opened a disaster shelter at the Murchison Centre (17 St Pius X Avenue, Charlottetown) for those needing temporary relocation, in partnership with the Province and the City of Charlottetown. This disaster shelter is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and includes beds, bedding, power, food and water.

Islanders who require temporary disaster shelter transportation can call 1-833-335-0543 and leave a voicemail or go directly to the Murchison Centre for intake.

Trail and Playground Clean Up
Parks and Recreation crews continue the trail and playground clean up efforts throughout Charlottetown. The section of the Confederation Trail from Joseph A. Ghiz Memorial Park to Sherwood Road is now open to the public. The section from Sherwood Road to Royalty Junction Road will remain closed as clean up efforts continue.

Parks and Recreation crews have completed their assessment of damage to parks and playgrounds in Charlottetown. Thirteen (13) parks were deemed unsafe and are 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. 
When operating chainsaws, practice extreme caution and wear appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing.
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