DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTETOWN PHOTOTOUR
Although I have lived in Moncton for more than 20 years, I spent the first 21 years of my life in Charlottetown PEI. Although I no longer have any family on the Island, I still have a very soft spot for the city. Charlottetown is less than 2 hours from Moncton (with the bridge), so I get back 2-3 times per year. These pictures were taken yesterday. Enjoy!
Looks pretty urban for a CA of 58,000.
The old Dominion Building is being reborn as a mixed use development with condos on the upper floors and commercial/retail on the ground floor.
Restaurants and cafes along Richmond St.
Looking down the east side of Queen St. towards the waterfront.
A little further up Queen St, near Confederation Court Mall.
The Confedereration Centre of the Arts, the national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation.
Confederation Centre again, with the Holman Grand Hotel and Confederation Court Mall in the background.
Corner of Queen and Kent Street.
The Charlottetown Hotel on Kent St.
Condos on Pownal St.
The Dundee Arms Inn, one of a number of quality small inns in the downtown core.
The new federal government building at the corner of University Ave and Fitzroy St.
The Homburg Financial Tower, immediately across Fitzroy St from the new federal building.
Plaza in front of the new federal building. This is a very green building.
The Science and Technology Centre, across University Ave from the federal building.
Alley behind the technology centre. Again, pretty urban looking for a small city.
Looking west along the south side of Kent St. This shows the north side of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters building.
Park in front of the provincial legislature building.
The legislature with the provincial cenotaph in the foreground.
The Holman Grand Hotel with restored heritage building facades on Grafton St.
The Department of Veterans Affairs national headquarters on Grafton St.
Looking towards Great George St, a national historical preservation district, from the provincial legislature.
The front of the legislature with a provincial government office in the background.
Great George St streetscape.
Great George St again. It is this street that the Fathers of Confederation walked every day when they commuted back and forth from the colonial legislature to their ship during the confederation conference in 1864.
Saint Dunstan's Basilica on Great George St.
The Bishops Palace on Great George St.
Water St streetscape, with the Delta Hotel in the background.
Corner of Water St and Queen St.
The Delta Hotel again. There is a new convention centre under construction on the waterfront that will connect to the Delta.
Provincial lawcourts building on Water St.
Charlottetown City Hall in the foreground.