City of Charlottetown

Prince Edward Island

2005 Prince of Wales Prize

As the birthplace of Confederation and capital of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown has earned national and provincial historic prominence. For more than thirty-five years, it has developed heritage policies and programs that demonstrate its firm commitment to the merits and value of heritage preservation. These initiatives include an effective heritage bylaw and a heritage incentive program which offers property owners both grants and a tax freeze on restoration work. The City has also made significant progress in public education and outreach, using publications such as Design Guidelines for the Preservation of Historic Resources and Sign Guidelines and an informative Web site to further promote its heritage initiatives and programs. The Heritage Canada Awards Jury also cited the City’s substantial investment in preserving its own properties, as well as the level of support, both financial and technical that it provides to community groups and private developers.

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