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Encyclopedia > Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Established: 1764
Area: 44.33 km²
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Population density: 727.4/km²
Time zone: Atlantic: UTC -4
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46°14′ N
63°09′ W
Elevation: 49 m MSL
Government
Mayor: Clifford J. Lee
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Governing body: Charlottetown City Council
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Shawn Murphy
Provincial Representatives:
Jamie Ballem, Richard Brown, Wayne Collins, Robert Ghiz, Chester Gillan, Wes MacAleer, Elmer MacFadyen
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Charlottetown is a Canadian city and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island. The population of the city, proper in the 2001 census was 32,245 and the population of the census agglomeration was 58,358. Almost half of the Island's population lives within metro Charlottetown. Charlottetown was first incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885. It is also the county seat of Queens County. Orders of magnitude (length) 1 E-13 m 1 E-12 m 1 E-11 m 1 E-10 m 1 E-9 m 1 E-8 m 1 E-7 m 1 E-6 m 1 E-5 m 1 E-4 m 1 E-3 m 1 E... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... The list of mayors of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Hon. ... This article is about the term as used within the Commonwealth of Nations; there is also an Legislative Assembly in Oregon and there used to be a Legislative Assembly in France during the French Revolution. ... Richard Brown can refer to: Richard Brown, founder of Brown College; see: Richard Brown (Brown College) Richard Rabbit Brown, an early blues musician; see: Rabbit Brown Richard Brown (Canadian politician) Richard Brown (U.S. politician) Richard Brown (British politician) Richard Brown (Illustrator) Richard Brown (economist) at the University of Queensland... Robert Ghiz (born January 21, 1974, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian politician. ... Chester Gillan is a Canadian politician, who represents the electoral district of Parkdale-Belvedere in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Charlottetown is the name of a federal electoral district in Canada. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Queens County is a county located in central Prince Edward Island, Canada. ...

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Geography

Charlottetown is situated on its namesake harbour which is formed by the confluence of three rivers in the central part of the island along its south shore. The harbour itself opens onto the Northumberland Strait. In 1995 the present city was created by amalgamating Charlottetown with the communities of Sherwood, Parkdale, Hillsborough Park, Winsloe, West Royalty, and East Royalty. Since amalgamation, the city occupies most of Queens Royalty and part of the townships Lot 33 and Lot 34. A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... The Northumberland Strait (French: détroit de Northumberland) is a strait in the southern part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in eastern North America. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Queens Royalty is the royalty for Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 33 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 34 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ...


Downtown Charlottetown includes the city's historic 500 lots, as surveyed by Captain Samuel Holland, as well as the waterfront facing the harbour and the Hillsborough River. Adjacent communities to the original downtown included Brighton, Spring Park, and Parkdale. The areas to the west, north and east of downtown have been developed in recent decades with several residential and commercial/retail developments, although the outer regions of the city are still predominantly farmland, as is an area in the centre of the city where an Agriculture Canada crop research station is located. Samuel Holland was a Royal Engineer and first surveyor of St. ...


Economy

Charlottetown's economy, as with most provincial capitals in Canada, is dominated by the public sector. The provincial, federal, and municipal levels of government are significant employers in the central part of Queens County, as well as healthcare and secondary and post-secondary education. Technology companies have also been increasing their share of the city's workforce in the past decade, however the actual numbers are quite small once call-centres are excluded. Other significant economic activities include light manufacturing such as chemicals, bio-technology, and machining.


Sports

Charlottetown is home to the P.E.I. Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The team plays at the Charlottetown Civic Centre. City: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island League: Q.M.J.H.L. Conference: none Division: Eastern Founded: 2003-04 Home Arena: Charlottetown Civic Centre Colours: Red, White and Blue Head Coach: Yannick Jean General Manager: Serge Savard Jr. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Charlottetown Civic Centre is a combined hockey arena and trade centre located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. ...


Tourism

Charlottetown is a popular destination in eastern Canada for visitors from other Maritime provinces, central Canada and the northeastern United States, as the city has a central location in the province as well as various services. The city's streetscapes with a centrally-planned downtown core containing many Victorian-era houses and buildings is an attraction, as well as a waterfront redevelopment project in recent decades which has seen walking trails and parks developed on former industrial lands. A new cruise ship terminal is planned by the local port authority which proponents hope will make the city a more attractive destination for the growing number of vessels operating in Atlantic Canadian waters. Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship, or less commonly cruise liner or luxury liner, is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the amenities of the ship are considered an essential part of the experience. ...


Popular attractions within the city include the provincial legislature at Province House, which hosted the Charlottetown Conference, as well as Founders Hall, a recently redeveloped railway maintenance building which now houses an interactive trip through history tracing the development of Canada as a nation. The Confederation Centre of the Arts provides live theatre, including the Charlottetown Festival during the summer months, as well as a nationally-ranked art gallery. The Charlottetown Festival itself is headlined by Canada's most popular and longest-running musical, Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, which is an adaptation of Island author Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel. Province House is where the Prince Edward Island Legislature, known as the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, has met since 1847. ... Delegates of the Charlottetown Convention The Charlottetown Conference was a conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies of British North America to discuss Canadian Confederation. ... The Confederation Centre of the Arts opened in 1964 as a national monument to Canadas Fathers of Confederation. ... The Charlottetown Festival is a seasonal Canadian musical theatre festival which runs from late May to mid-October every year since 1965. ... Anne Of Green Gables - The Musical is a musical based on the novel, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called Maud by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (November 30, 1874–April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. ...


Transportation

Air

Charlottetown Airport is the city's main airport, and is served by Air Canada Jazz, WestJet, Sunwing Vacations, and Northwest Airlines, with flights to and from Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, and Detroit. For the airport in Newfoundland and Labrador see Charlottetown Airport Charlottetown Airport, (ICAO CYYG, IATA YYG), is located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is an airline based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... WestJet TSX: WJA is a Canadian low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta that flies to most major cities in Canada and now 11 cities in the United States. ... Northwest Airlines (IATA: NW, ICAO: NWA, and Callsign: Northwest) is an airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, with three major hubs in the United States: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, and Memphis International Airport. ... Halifax can refer to any of several things: Halifax, West Yorkshire Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia Halifax (UK Parliament constituency) Earl of Halifax, The Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax Halifax bank Halifax, Nova Scotia Halifax County, Nova Scotia Halifax (electoral district) (Canada) Halifax class frigate HMCS Halifax (FFH 330... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


Public

Until 2005, Charlottetown did not have a public transit system. However, in the fall of 2005 the city started its first public transit system made up of six city buses. Plans to add another six are in the works. The buses travel from as far out of the city as Winsloe, into and around the downtown core. The buses are built by Dupont Trolley and are designed to look like early 20th century streetcars, despite the fact that Charlottetown has never had a streetcar system. The aesthetics of these small buses has been a source of local controversy as some residents find the buses tacky and claim that the added expense of Dupont's design versus traditional transit buses is not justified. TW2000 car in Hanover Volkswagen Cargo-Tram in Dresden on a section of grassed track. ...


Private

Due to the absence of public transit for so long, there is an overwhelming amount of personal use automobiles in the city. Parking on downtown streets is a continuous problem. Despite the option of taking the bus, taxi cabs are still quite popular among residents of Charlottetown and many seniors who live within the city use taxis on a daily basis. Also, most taxi cabs in Charlottetown are not metered, and have no protective glass between the front and rear seats.


Streets, roads and highways

Main routes in and out of the city include University Avenue, North River Road, Grafton Street & St Peters Road. Charlottetown has a convenient perimeter highway. The "Charlottetown By-pass" is a four lane(in places), undivided, controlled access highway, which along with the "Hillsborough Bridge" and "North River Causeway" is most used by residents of the city's suburbs commuting to work and school. University Avenue, named because it passes by the province's only University, is what most would consider Charlottetown's main street. The avenue is as wide as four lanes in places and is busy at all times of the day. Morning, noon and evening rush hours create lengthly traffic backups and navigating University Avenue at these times of day can be quite difficult and frustrating.


History

Port La Joye

The first Europeans in the area, then known as Île Saint-Jean, were the French, whereby personnel from Fortress Louisbourg founded a settlement in 1720 named Port La Joye on the southwestern part of the harbour opposite the present-day city. This settlement was led by Michel Hache-Gallant, who used his sloop to ferry Acadians from Fort Louisbourg. In August 1758, at the height of the Seven Years' War, a British fleet took control of the settlement (and the entire island) and promptly deported those French settlers that they could find, this being fully three years after the original Acadian Expulsion in Nova Scotia. British forces built Fort Amherst near the site of the abandoned Port La Joye settlement to protect the entrance to the harbour. Fortress Louisbourg (in French, Forteresse de Louisbourg) is a Canadian National Historic Site and the location of a partial reconstruction of an 18th century French fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Great Upheaval (le Grand Dérangement), also known as the Great Expulsion or the Acadian Expulsion, is the eviction of the Acadian population from Nova Scotia between 1755 and 1763, ordered by governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages None (English,French,Gaelic) Flower Trailing arbutus Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked...


Charlottetown's early years

Charlottetown was selected as the site for the county seat of Queens County in the colonial survey of 1764 by Captain Samuel Holland of the Royal Engineers. A year later, Charlottetown was made the colonial capital of Prince Edward Island. Further surveys conducted between 1768-1771 established the street grid and public squares which can be seen in the city's historic district. The town was named in honour of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. Queens County is a county located in central Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Samuel Holland was a Royal Engineer and first surveyor of St. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Duchess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Sophia Charlotte) (19 May 1744 - 17 November 1818) as Queen Charlotte was the queen consort of King George III. Coronation portrait of Queen Charlotte by Allan Ramsay, National Portrait Gallery // Birth, youth, and marriage Charlotte was the youngest daughter of Charles Louis Frederick, Prince of... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ...


On November 17, 1775 the colony's new capital was ransacked by Massachusetts-based privateers during the American Revolutionary War, during which the colonial seal, along with prisoners were taken. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Netherlands, Spain, Native Americans Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, Native Americans Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene William Howe, Henry Clinton, Charles Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] was a conflict that...


Expansion and the "Golden Age" of sail

In 1793 land had been set aside by Governor Fanning on the western limits of the community for use by the "Administrator of Government" (the Governor), and as such it became known informally as "Fanning's Bank" or just "Fanning Bank". 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1805, the local British garrison constructed another harbour defence at Fort Edward to the west of the capital's waterfront. The Prince Edward Battery was then relocated to this facility. 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1835, Government House was constructed at Fanning Bank as a residence for the colony's Governor. It continues as the official residence for the Lieutenant Governor). | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This is a list of viceroys for Prince Edward Island (which was known as until 1799). ...


Between 1843 and 1847, a new legislature building was constructed in the community. Named "Province House", the completion of this structure was an important milestone in the history of the capital and it is still in use today as the provincial legislature and is currently the second-oldest legislative seat in Canada. 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Province House is where the Prince Edward Island Legislature, known as the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, has met since 1847. ...


On April 17, 1855, Charlottetown was incorporated as a town, holding its first council meeting on August 11 that year. The community had 6,500 residents at the time of incorporation. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Between September 1-7, 1864, Charlottetown hosted what is now termed the Charlottetown Conference. Although many of the meetings and negotiations which would lead to Canadian Confederation were held in Province House, various social events spilled over into the surrounding community. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Delegates of the Charlottetown Convention The Charlottetown Conference was a conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies of British North America to discuss Canadian Confederation. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ...


Prince Edward Island entered Confederation on July 1, 1873. This same day, the "Government House Farm" at Fanning Bank was designated a municipal park, named "Victoria Park" in honour of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calaber). ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from January 1, 1877, until her death in 1901. ...


Aside from being the seat of colonial government, the community came to be noted during the early 19th century for shipbuilding and its lumber industry as well as being a fishing port. The shipbuilding industry declined in the latter part of the nineteenth century In August 1874 the Prince Edward Island Railway opened its main line between Charlottetown and Summerside. The railway, along with the shipping industry, would continue to drive industrial development on the waterfront for several decades to come. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Prince Edward Island Railway (PEIR) was a historic Canadian railway. ... Summerside is the second largest city in Prince Edward Island, Canada and is located in western P.E.I. Community profile According to the 2001 Statistics Canada census: External link City of Summerside Categories: Stub | Cities in Prince Edward Island | Coastal towns of Canada ...


In 1885 the municipality saw its status upgraded to become a city. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Development into today's community

Religion played a central role in the development of Charlottetown's institutions with Protestant and Roman Catholic schools (Queen Charlotte High School vs. Birchwood High School), hospitals (Prince Edward Island Hospital vs. Charlottetown Hospital), and post-secondary institutions (Prince of Wales College vs. St. Dunstan's University) respectively. St. Dunstan's was originally developed as a seminary for training priests and the Maritime Christian College was founded in 1960 to train preachers for the Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in Prince Edward Island and the Maritime Provinces. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Prince of Wales College (PWC) is a former university college, which was located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... St. ... We dont have an article called Maritime Christian College Start this article Search for Maritime Christian College in. ... The Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ are a part of the Restoration Movement and are in the theological middle ground between the Disciples of Christ and the Church of Christ (non-instrumental). ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... The Maritimes or Maritime provinces are a region of Canada on the Atlantic coast, consisting of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. ...


As with most communities in North America, the automobile shaped Charlottetown's development in the latter half of the 20th century, when outlying farms in rural areas of Brighton, Spring Park, and Parkdale saw increased housing developments. The Charlottetown airfield in the nearby rural community of Sherwood was upgraded as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and operated for the duration of World War II as RCAF Station Charlottetown, in conjunction with RCAF Station Mount Pleasant and RCAF Station Summerside. After the war the airfield was designated Charlottetown Airport. Further post-war development saw residential properties continue to expand in adjacent outlying areas, particularly in the neighbouring farming communities of Sherwood, West Royalty, and East Royalty. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... External links The Canadian Contribution (includes newspaper archives) World War II Newspaper Archives — The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. ... For the airport in Newfoundland and Labrador see Charlottetown Airport Charlottetown Airport, (ICAO CYYG, IATA YYG), is located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... RCAF Station Mount Pleasant was a World War II British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) station located at Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Canadian Forces Base Summerside was a Canadian air force base located in St. ... Combatants Allies: Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France/Free France, United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, Poland, New Zealand, South Africa, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian... For the airport in Newfoundland and Labrador see Charlottetown Airport Charlottetown Airport, (ICAO CYYG, IATA YYG), is located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ...


To commemorate the centennial of the Charlottetown Conference, the 10 provinces and federal government contributed to a national monument to the "Fathers of Confederation." The Confederation Centre of the Arts, which opened in 1964, is a gift to the residents of Prince Edward Island, and contains a public library, nationally-renowned art gallery, and a mainstage theatre which has played to the Charlottetown Festival every summer since. Delegates of the Charlottetown Convention The Charlottetown Conference was a conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies of British North America to discuss Canadian Confederation. ... The Confederation Centre of the Arts opened in 1964 as a national monument to Canadas Fathers of Confederation. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Mainstage theatre is that which falls between studio theatre and large-scale events. ... The Charlottetown Festival is a seasonal Canadian musical theatre festival which runs from late May to mid-October every year since 1965. ...


In the 1960s new public schools were constructed in the community and in 1969 the city became home to the amalgamated University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), located on the campus of the former St. Dunstan's University. Together with the federal Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food's Charlottetown Experimental Farm (also known as Ravenwood Farm), these properties comprise a large green space surrounded by the city. The Prince of Wales College downtown campus became part of a new provincial community college system named Holland College, in honour of the island's famous surveyor. The outrageously crowded Woodstock festival epitomized the popular antiwar movement of the 60s. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... St. ... The Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, also referred to as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for policies governing agriculture production, farming income, research and development, inspection, and the regulation of animals and plants. ... Prince of Wales College (PWC) is a former university college, which was located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Holland College is the provincial community college for the province of Prince Edward Island. ...


In 1982 the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital, named after Queen Elizabeth II of Canada, was opened, followed in 1983 when the national headquarters of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs was moved to Charlottetown as part of a nation-wide federal government decentralization programme. In 1986, UPEI saw further expansion with the opening of the Atlantic Veterinary College. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) (born 21 April 1926) is Queen of 16 independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Atlantic Veterinary College is a veterinary school located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ...


Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Charlottetown witnessed increased commercial office and retail development which saw a waterfront hotel and numerous apartment complexes as well as shopping centres being built. In the 1990s, abandoned railway and industrial lands on the waterfront were transformed into parks and cultural attractions. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... See also 1990s, the band Seinfeld was a pop cultural phenomenon during the 90s and became one of the most popular TV programs ever. ...


Since early 2004 Charlottetown continues to experience a boom in new commercial construction. "West Royalty Power Centre " Includes the province's first Sears department store, while many other big box retail chain stores are under construction. A Power Centre is an unenclosed shopping centre that usually contains three or more big box retailers and various smaller retailers (usually located in plazas) with a common parking area shared among all the retailers. ... Sears Holdings Corporation NASDAQ: SHLD is the third largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. ...


In keeping with its heritage cityscape, and due to the lack of adequate bedrock in the area, Charlottetown limits buildings to a maximum height of six storeys. Bedrock is the native consolidated rock underlying the Earths surface. ...

Official seal of the City of Charlottetown.
Official seal of the City of Charlottetown.

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Neighbourhoods

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Charlottetown is comprised of the following neighbourhoods which were one-time independent municipalities:

  • Charlottetown (original municipality)
  • Brighton
  • Spring Park
  • Parkdale
  • Sherwood
  • East Roylty
  • West Royalty
  • Winsloe

The original municipal boundary between Charlottetown and the common area of the township of Queens Royalty was the northern edge of the original 500 lots along present-day Euston Street. This boundary was extended north to Allen Street and Kirkwood Drive during the early 20th century, taking in part of the rural community of Brighton west of the downtown. The village of Spring Park was amalgamated into the city in 1959, extending the city's boundary north to Hermitage Creek, which also formed the southern boundary of the village of West Royalty. Development filled in most vacant land in the Brighton and Spring Park neighbourhoods by the 1980s. Queens Royalty is the royalty for Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ...


Municipal amalgamation in 1996 saw the outlying independent municipalities of Parkdale (town), Sherwood, East Royalty, West Royalty and Winsloe (villages) merged into a larger city of Charlottetown at the same time as rural communities east and west of the city were amalgamated to form the towns of Stratford and Cornwall respectively.


A green belt is in place around the northern fringe of the municipal boundary, although it is poorly enforced by the provincial government, leading to urban sprawl. For other uses of the word Greenbelt, see Greenbelt (disambiguation). ... Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl) is a term for the rapid and expansive growth of a greater metropolitan area, traditionally suburbs (or exurbs) over a large area. ...


Demographics

According to the 2001 census, the City of Charlottetown had 32,245 residents of whom 45.8% were male and 54.2% were female. Children under five accounted for approximately 4.9% of the resident population of Charlottetown. This compares with 5.6% in Prince Edward Island, and 5.6% for Canada overall. Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked...


The median income for a household in the city is $52,996, and the median income for a family is $77,008. Males have a median income of $42,519 versus $28,136 for females. The per capita income for the town is $29,710. 12.2% of the population and 8.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.6% of those under the age of 18 and 10.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


In 2001, 16.4% of the resident population in Charlottetown were of retirement age (65 and over for males and females) compared with 13.2% in Canada; therefore, the median age is 38.8 years of age comparing to 37.6 years of age for all of Canada.


In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the population of Charlottetown fell by 0.9%, compared with an increase of 0.5% for Prince Edward Island as a whole. Population density of Charlottetown averaged 727.3 people per square kilometre, compared with a provincial average of 23.8 for Prince Edward Island. Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked...


The Charlottetown census agglomeration area (CA) is comprised of Charlottetown and the neighbouring towns of Stratford and Cornwall, as well as adjoining rural areas of central-eastern Queens County, namely Lots 31, 34, 35, 36, 48, 49 and 65. At the time of the census in May 2001, the estimated resident population for the CA was 58,358 people over an area measuring 823.39 square kilometres, compared with a resident population in the province of Prince Edward Island of 135,294 people. The July 1, 2005 population estimate for the CA is 60,321 and the 2010 projected population is estimated to be 61,210. A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ... The town of Stratford on Prince Edward Island, is located across the Hillsborough Bridge from Charlottetown, the provincial capital. ... Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada was incorporated as a town in 1995 and has a population of about 4400 people. ... Queens County is a county located in central Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 31 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 34 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 35 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 36 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 48 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 49 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 65 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages None Flower Ladys slipper Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Racial & Religious Profile

The community is also home to a (proportionately) large Assyrian/Lebanese community. White is a color, (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... The British Isles consist of Great Britain, Ireland (usually) and a number of much smaller surrounding islands. ... Black is a colour with several subtle differences in meaning. ... West Indian also redirects here. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are an ethnic group found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ...


According to the 2001 Statistics Canada, more than nine out of ten inhabitants of the Charlottetown metropolitan self-identified as Christian. This breaks down to 91.7% Christian (46.0% Roman Catholic, 42.6% Protestant, and 3.0% other Christian mostly Orthodox), 7.3% stating no religion, and minor religions that comprise less than 1.0% includes Muslim, Buddhist, and Jewish. Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus, whom they regard as a/the Christ. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


Media

Radio

Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... CHTN is an oldies music station broadcasting at 720Hz from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used in the United States and Canada to describe a radio format that concentrates on popular Top 40 music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... CBAF is a Canadian radio station. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... CBAX-FM is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts SRCs Espace musique network at 91. ... Espace musique is the French language musical radio service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Radio-Canada, the national public broadcaster in Canada. ... CIMN is a Canadian campus radio station at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. ... The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CBC Radio Two is an FM radio network in Canada, operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

Television

  • Channel 8: CKCW-1, CTV
  • Channel 13: CBCT, CBC
  • Channel 31: CBAFT-5, SRC
  • Channel 42: CIHF-14, Global

Cable service is provided by Eastlink. CKCW is a Canadian television station, broadcasting in Moncton, New Brunswick. ... CTV is Canadas largest privately-owned English language television network. ... CBCT is the call sign for the CBCs television station in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, broadcasting on terrestrial channel 13 and local cable channel 11. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CBAFT is the flagship of Radio-Canadas Atlantic Canada network, serving Acadians in Moncton and the Canadian Maritimes, and Franco-Terreneuvians in Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Télévision de Radio-Canada, often simply Radio-Canada, is the main French language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CIHF is a Canadian television station, serving the Maritime provinces. ... The Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is a major English-language television network in Canada, owned by CanWest Global Communications. ... See also East-Link (Ireland) and Bragg Communications d/b/a EastLink in Canada. ...


Newspapers

  • The Northern Star (North Shore community newspaper)
  • The Buzz (independent arts/entertainment)
  • The Cadre (UPEI student paper)
  • The Guardian "Covers The Island Like The Dew" Daily (Charlottetown based)
  • The Surveyor (Holland College student paper)
  • The Journal Pioneer (Summerside Based)
  • The Eastern Graphic "The Lively One" Weekly (Montague, Prince Edward Island Based)
  • The West Prince Graphic Weekly (Alberton, Prince Edward Island Based)

Montague is known mostly for being located close to the greater town of Souris, a source of cocaine for Eastern Kings county. ... Alberton is a Eastern Canadian City found in the western portion of Prince Edward Island. ...

Municipal government

The city's municipal government is structured around a council comprised of a mayor and 10 councillors elected using the ward system; there is currently a discussion about electing councillors at large. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods...


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