1951-Current To commemorate the centenary of the Charlottetown Conference, the ten provinces and the federal government contributed a national monument to the “Fathers of Confederation.” The Arts Center of the Confederacy, which opened in 1964, is a gift to the residents of Prince Edward Island and contains a public library, a renowned art gallery and a theater that has held the Charlottetown Festival each summer since. In the 1960s, new public schools were built in the community and in 1969 the city became home to the merged University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI, by its initials in English), located on the campus of the former University of St. Dunstan. Along with the Experimental Farm of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Charlottetown (also known as Ravenwood Farm), these properties include a large green area surrounded by the city.The campus of the College of Prince of Wales in the center of the city became part of a new provincial college system called Holland College, in honor of the famous pollster of the island. The Development Plan Understanding the PEI in the late 1960s contributed greatly to the expansion of the provincial government in Charlottetown over the next decade. In 1982, the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital, named in honor of Elizabeth II in 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 national decentralization program of the government federal. In 1986, UPEI saw further expansion with the opening of the Atlantic Veterinary College. During the 1970s and 1980s, Charlottetown witnessed an increase in commercial development.A hotel and convention center on the waterfront was completed in 1982 and helped promote the diversification and renewal in the area, creating several residential complexes and commercial facilities in the city center. The abandonment of railroad service in the province by CN Rail in December 1989 led to the railroad and industrial land in the eastern exremo transformed into waterfront parks and cultural attractions. The last years of the 1990s and 2000s witnessed a change in minority trade landscape with the opening of large stores on the site of ancient traditional shopping centers and new developments in the northern suburbs, particularly in the Royalty West district is the crossroads of two important roads. In an attempt to maintain their heritage and heritage, and due to lack of proper foundations in the area, Charlottetown limited to new buildings throughout the municipality to a maximum height of six storeys. Charlottetown in 1995 experienced a municipal merger.The modern city was created by joining with Sherwood Charlottetown, Parkdale, Winsloe, West Royalty, and East Royalty. Since the merger, the city occupies much of Queens and Royalty of the municipalities (in Canada called townships or lots) 33 and 34 (Lot 33 and Lot 34).
By illini | Published January 21, 2014