Waterfront development at Summerside
|Motto: The Garden of the Gulf|
|Province||Prince Edward Island|
|Incorporated||April 1, 1877 (town)|
|April 1, 1995 (city)|
|- Mayor||Basil Stewart|
|- Councillors||Bruce MacDougall, Garth Lyle, Vance Bridges, Brent Gallant, Ron Dowling, Norma Diane McColeman, Barry Chappell, Cory Thomas|
|- Total||28. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Prince Edward Island (ˌprɪns ˌɛdwɚd ˈaɪlɨnd ( PEI or P Prince County, is located in western Prince Edward Island, Canada. A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Basil Stewart is a Canadian Politician and is the Mayor of Summerside Prince Edward Island. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 36 km² (10. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||Sea level to 29 m (0 to 95. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. Mean sea level (MSL is the average (mean height of the Sea, with reference to a suitable reference surface The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International 1 ft)|
|- Density||599. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 4/km² (1,552. 5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)|
|- Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-3)|
|Canadian Postal code||C1N|
|Telephone Exchange||303, 315, 432, 436, 438, 439, 724, 888, 954|
|Total private dwellings||5,981|
|Mean household income||$38,688|
Summerside (2006 pop. The Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST is a geographical region that keeps time by subtracting four hours from either Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC) or Greenwich Mean Time ( UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST Areas using UTC−3 Single zone countries without DST Suriname Single zone countries with DST Prince Edward Island - 7 FSAs A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 902 is the Telephone Area code in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, encompassing the whole In the field of Telecommunications, a telephone exchange or telephone switch is a system of electronic components that connects telephone calls The National Topographic System or NTS (Système national de référence cartographique is the topographic system used by Canada for providing general Geographical Names Board of Canada is a national committee of the Canadian Government Department of National Resources which authorizes the names used on official 14,500) is a Canadian city in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Prince County, is located in western Prince Edward Island, Canada. Prince Edward Island (ˌprɪns ˌɛdwɚd ˈaɪlɨnd ( PEI or P It is the second largest city in the province and the principal municipality for the western part of the island. Summerside was officially incorporated as a town on April 1, 1877 and reincorporated as a city on April 1, 1995. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 1877 ( MDCCCLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
The land occupied by the present city was settled by members of the Mi'kmaq Nation for centuries. The Míkmaq or Mi'kmaq (miːgmax sometimes spelled Micmac in English and formerly Mìgmaq ( Mi'gmaq) in Míkmaw) are a The first settlers of European descent would have been a limited number of Acadians during the early 1700s. This article is about the Acadian people and culture The Acadians (Acadiens are the descendants of the seventeenth-century French The community saw its first permanent European settlement in 1840 when a wharf was constructed and a road was built to St. Eleanors, which was then the shire town of Prince County (after the failed settlement at Princetown). A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Prince County, is located in western Prince Edward Island, Canada. Prince Royalty is the royalty for Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Joseph Pope soon built a shipyard at the wharf, and the town began to grow. Sir Joseph Pope, KCMG, CVO, ISO ( 16 August 1854 &ndash 2 December 1926) was a Canadian
The arrival of the Prince Edward Island Railway in 1872 saw Summerside became a seaport connecting Prince Edward Island with steamship service to mainland railway connections at Shediac, New Brunswick. The Prince Edward Island Railway (PEIR was a historic Canadian railway. New Brunswick ( French: Nouveau-Brunswick /nuvobʁɔnzwik/ is one of Canada 's three Maritime provinces and is the only constitutionally The port grew into an important import/export facility for all manner of consumer goods, as well as the Island's agricultural exports such as potatoes. The potato is a Starchy Tuberous crop Vegetable from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae
Shipbuilding went into decline by the early 20th century and Summerside transitioned to become a service centre for the trading of fox pelts. A fox is an Animal belonging to any one of about 27 Species (of which only 12 actually belong to the Vulpes genus or 'true foxes' of small The town grew during the 1940s after the Royal Canadian Air Force built RCAF Station Summerside on the outskirts of the town. Canadian Forces Base Summerside (CFB Summerside was an air force base located in St The base (renamed CFB Summerside in 1968) closed in 1991 and has been converted into a business park named Slemon Park. Canadian Forces Base Summerside (CFB Summerside was an air force base located in St The federal, provincial, and municipal governments have undertaken community economic development initiatives in an effort to diversify the regional economy. The community's reincorporation in 1995 coincided with municipal amalgamation which saw the adjacent communities of Wilmot, St. Eleanors and Sherbrooke merged with the larger town to form the new city.
Summerside's waterfront is situated on Summerside Harbour along the island's southern shore fronting the Northumberland Strait. The Northumberland Strait (French détroit de Northumberland) is a Strait in the southern part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in eastern Canada The city occupies 28. 36 square kilometres on a 4 km wide (citation needed) isthmus separating the Northumberland Strait from Malpeque Bay, a sub basin of the Gulf of St. Lawrence; this is the narrowest part of Prince Edward Island. An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas Gulf of Saint Lawrence (French golfe du Saint-Laurent) the world's largest Estuary, is the outlet of North America's Great Lakes via the Saint
The city's neighborhoods vary from working class (especially in the outlying regions) to upscale and affluent (near the downtown area and parts of the suburban areas). A number of stately Victorian homes near downtown have been converted into bed-and-breakfast businesses. Summerside is well known throughout Canada for its splendid nineteenth century and early twentieth century residential architecture.
Large employers in the city include the Summerside tax centre, from which the Canada Revenue Agency administers the Goods and Services Tax (or GST). The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA ( Revenue Canada under the Federal Identity Program) a federal agency that administers Tax laws for the Government of Atlantic Turbines, which manufactures and repair parts for aircraft is an important employer in the Slemon Park business park. Slemon Park also includes other large employers including Testori Americas and Honeywell Engines and Systems. Honeywell ( is a major American multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of consumer products engineering services and aerospace systems The neighbouring community of New Annan is home to two large Cavendish Farms frozen foods processing plants which is the province's largest private sector employer.
Summerside has been aggressive in courting new business opportunities and has created an Economic Development Office for the purpose of encouraging investment in the city. 
The Summerside area was at one time home to the world's largest concentration of Silver Fox farms. Silver Fox is a Fictional character, a human in the Marvel Comics universe. This is highlighted at the Silver Fox Museum. 
The city of Summerside has its own electric generator  to deal with power outages. This is useful as most of the province's normal electricity comes from the mainland.
Basil Stewart, a former police officer, is the current mayor of Summerside. Basil Stewart is a Canadian Politician and is the Mayor of Summerside Prince Edward Island. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government He won his eighth consecutive term in November, 2006 and has held the office for over 2 decades.
Summerside's public schools include four elementary schools (Elm Street, Greenfield, Parkside and Athena Consolidated), two middle schools (Summerside Intermediate and Athena Consolidated), and one high school (Three Oaks).
Holland College maintains two campuses in Summerside, one in the downtown core which includes a marine training centre, and another in the Slemon Park business park which includes the Atlantic Police Academy. Holland College is the provincial community college for the province of PEI.
The city is home to the Prince County Hospital, the second largest hospital in the province.
The Summerside Raceway is a standard bred harness racing track which is adjacent to the Credit Union Place, the largest indoor sports facility in the province with a large hockey arena seating 4000 and fitness facility. Harness racing is a form of Horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait Other attractions include the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club, the Summerside Golf & Country Club, the PEI Sports Hall of Fame and Spinnaker's Landing. 
The city has recently incorporated several waterfront industrial sites that were abandoned by the railway and marine terminal during the 1990s into new parkland. A major reconstruction of the west end seawall has resulted in a new boardwalk for residents and visitors along the waterfront.
Summerside is the birth place of current NHL player Steve Ott, and is home to former NHL players John Chabot, Gerard Gallant, Errol Thompson, Doug MacLean, and Forbes Kennedy as well as Canadian recording artists Nathan Wiley and Al Tuck. Steve Ott born August 19, 1982 in Summerside Prince Edward Island, Canada, is a professional hockey player for the Dallas Stars John David Chabot (born May 18, 1962 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island) is a retired former professional Ice hockey player Gerard "Turk" Gallant (born September 2, 1963 in Summerside Prince Edward Island, Canada For the Ice hockey player see Errol Thompson (ice hockey Errol Thompson, better known as " ET " ( December Douglas MacLean born in Summerside Prince Edward Island on April 12, 1954 is a Canadian Ice hockey coach and general manager Forbes Taylor Kennedy (born August 18, 1935 in Dorchester, New Brunswick) is a retired Canadian professional Ice hockey player Nathan Wiley is a musician and singer from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Al Tuck (born December 23, 1966) is a Canadian songwriter and folksinger
Summerside was home for three years to the fictional Anne Shirley of the Anne of Green Gables series by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley is a Fictional character introduced in the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne of Green Gables is a book by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published in 1908
Summerside has one radio station, FM 102. 1 CJRW-FM, which plays an adult hits format. CJRW (1021 Spud FM is a Canadian Radio station broadcasting in Summerside Prince Edward Island. Adult hits (sometimes also called variety hits or Classic hits) is a Radio format, popular in the early 2000s, that does not adhere to a specific CJRW is the only commercial radio station in the province whose studios are located outside of Charlottetown. Charlottetown (ˈʃɑrlɪtaʊn (2006 population 32174 is a Canadian city and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, making it the seat Summerside is otherwise served by media based in Charlottetown. CBC television has it's Prince County bureau situated in Summerside. CBC Television is a Canadian English language Television network.
Summerside's daily newspaper is The Journal Pioneer,
Summerside City Police Services patrol the city. Appoximately 35 officers are on the force. The East Prince RCMP also have their headquarters in Summerside assist in patrolling Summerside and the surrounding area. Prince County House is situated in downtown Summerside and serves the Prince County district.