The City of Charlottetown has an extensive and distinct architectural heritage. Considered the Birthplace of Confederation, our architectural heritage contributes greatly to the economy of the City and the quality of life of its residents and visitors. The City has identified individual heritage buildings and places throughout the City as well as a heritage area located in the downtown core. These resources are protected and managed through the process of heritage designation.
The Heritage Board, comprised of members of City Council and a number of City residents with expertise and interest in the area of heritage conservation, serves as an advisory board to City Council on matters pertaining to protection of our heritage resources. Heritage Board meetings are scheduled the last Tuesday of each month, and information must be submitted to the Heritage Officer one week in advance of each meeting. Owners of heritage resources are encouraged to consider development that will enhance the heritage value of our buildings, streetscapes, and City.
The City offers heritage incentives to maintain heritage resources in the City by way of a grant for eligible work. The City also recognizes work on heritage properties by giving recognition awards to owners. See Heritage Incentive Program for more details.
Considerable community pride has developed and grown as a result of the physical improvements made to many heritage properties over the years, strengthening the idea that Charlottetown’s heritage resources are precious and of irreplaceable value to the community.