City Update: Monday, October 3, 2022

City Update: Monday, October 3, 2022
Posted on 10/03/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners continue community recovery and clean up efforts throughout the city. In addition to ongoing street clean up, fallen and damaged municipal tree clean up on parks and trails continued throughout the weekend and resumed early this morning. Areas with damaged trees that require multiple EMO partners to resolve remain a priority.

Residents are encouraged to continue using caution in City parks and trails. While recovery efforts are underway, certain streets, parks, trails, and squares remain closed to ensure public safety. Please do not move City barricades and avoid areas that are cordoned off.

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 clean up. For more information, click here.

Reception Centres
Hillsborough Park Community Centre (199 Patterson Dr) will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a Reception Centre to provide some comforts such as Wi-Fi, municipal water (bring your own drinking container), small snacks and power to charge personal devices.

Please note that the Malcolm J. Darrach Community Centre is no longer open as a Reception Centre.

Trail and Playground Clean Up
The Confederation Trail, from Joseph A. Ghiz Memorial Park to Royalty Junction Road, is now open to the public. The section of the trail from Royalty Junction Road to Lower Malpeque Road will remain closed until further notice.

Thanks to continued clean up efforts, parks that were closed due to being deemed unsafe are now open to the public.

The following six (6) parks are now open to the public:
• 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)
• Shell Court Park (30 Shell Court)
• Bonnie Blink Playground (End of Bonnie Blink Drive)
• Desbrisay Crescent Park (Desbrisay Crescent)

The following seven (7) parks and playgrounds will remain closed as clean up efforts continue:
• Messer Park (3 Messer Avenue)
• MacMillan Park (16 MacMillan Crescent)
• Upton Park (21 Upton Park Drive)
• Connaught Square (60 Richmond Street)
• MacPherson Park (57 Cottonwood Drive)
• J Muise Park (Patterson Drive)
• MacLean Park (14 Cheverie Avenue)

We appreciate your patience as community recovery efforts continue across Charlottetown.

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