Two public meetings were held by the City of Charlottetown to get community input into the Canada Land Company’s concept plan for developing the Upton Farmlands. The meetings were held April 6, 2006 and June 15, 2006 at the West Royalty Community Centre. The reaction of the community to the concept plan was overwhelmingly negative. […]
If you think the Upton Farmlands should remain greenspace, it’s very important to let our Mayor and Councillors know. After all, it was City Council that made the decision to allow this high-density development. Ask the councillors to re-examine their decision in light of new information that has been brought to their attention. Contact information […]
Please click the links (to the upper right of this page) to read about the rich history of the Upton Farmlands. It was the home of pioneer aviators Dr. Jack and Louise Jenkins. The Jenkins built and developed the first PEI airport on their own land at Upton Farm. Louise Jenkins was the first female […]
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Published in The Guardian March 2, 2007 Group urges council to preserve Upton Farm as natural area A group of citizens opposed to the development of Upton Farm told Charlottetown city council it had an opportunity to demonstrate vision and make the land its own Victoria Park. Five members of the Upton Farm Preservation Network […]
Published in The Guardian March 1, 2007 Most people at public meeting want Upton Farm preserved as green space Preservation Network wants development freeze to allow citizen consultation A majority of the 70 people who attended a public meeting Monday night on the future of the Upton Farm land package want the area preserved as […]
This Letter to the Editor from Charlottetown resident Tom Connor was published in the Guardian on Feb. 14, 2007 Editor: Andrew Chisholm (‘Room at Upton Farm for development, too’, The Guardian, Feb. 12, 2007) presents some thoughtful arguments in regard to the Upton Farm development, but he also presents some inaccuracies which weaken his case.The […]
This Letter to the Editor from Charlottetown resident Kathy Kennedy was published in The Guardian on February 5, 2007. Editor: When we turn on TV, pick up a magazine, go online or read a newspaper, we are reminded of obesity, weight loss, heart health, high cholesterol etc. We are told walking is beneficial. We vow to get […]
PRESERVING THE UPTON FARM AS A GREEN BELT The Upton Farm, located on both sides of the Trans Canada Highway between the North River Causeway and the traffic light by the Upton Road, was part of the Federal Agricultural Research Farm. The fields and mixed woods, start at the Beach Grove Forest Division and run […]
Picture Credits: Header: From “Guiding Principles for Development of the Upton Farmlands” prepared by the Upton Advisory Group. Aerial Photo: From “Upton Farmlands” by the Canada Lands Company Subdivision Plan: Handout from a public information meeting hosted by the City of Charlottetown.