City Update: Tues Oct 4, 2022

City Update: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Posted on 10/04/2022

Balancing recovery efforts with reopening and service delivery

The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain dedicated to community recovery and clean-up efforts while balancing reopening and the delivery of core services. Dedicated efforts are also focused on school zones and those with damaged trees that require multiple EMO partners to resolve.

Due to the volume of the devastation, work crews continue to address fallen and damaged municipal trees, 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 continue.

The City has launched a dedicated engagement page for the community called “Recovery Through Acts of Kindness” on its digital engagement platform Charlottetown Hall. Residents are invited to share community stories of support and kindness online at The online engagement page is a testament to the strength of the community and an opportunity to recognize the hundreds of frontline workers, dedicated partners and community members working on the recovery and clean-up efforts.

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.

For information from Island Waste Management Corporation, please visit:

Reception Centres
Hillsborough Park Community Centre (199 Patterson Dr) is open as a Reception Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and is providing some comforts such as Wi-Fi, municipal water (bring your own drinking container), small snacks and power to charge personal devices.

Please note, Tuesday, October 4 will be the final day for the Reception Centre at the Hillsborough Park Community Centre, however a new municipal location in Charlottetown will be announced later today.

Trails, Parks and Playgrounds
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 remains closed until further notice.

The following seven (7) parks and playgrounds remain closed until further notice:

  • 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)

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.

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