Summerside, Prince Edward Island
City of Summerside
The Garden of the Gulf
|Province||Prince Edward Island|
|Town||April 1, 1877|
|City||April 1, 1995|
|• City Mayor||Basil Stewart|
|• Councillors||Bruce MacDougall|
|• Total||28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||Sea level to 29 m (0 to 95.1 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
|Website||City of Summerside Website|
The population of Summerside was 14,751 in 2011. The mayor of Summerside is Basil Stewart.
Summerside was incorporated as a town on April 1, 1877, and as a city on April 1, 1995. The largest employer in the city is the Canada Revenue Agency. The city was home to CFB Summerside, an air force base located in the city, but that has since closed. The city is the only municipality in North America that owns its own electric utility and provides its residents with 46% of their energy consumption through green wind energy. The city is home to the Summerside Storm which play in the National Basketball League of Canada. The former post office that is located on Summer Street is a National Historic Site of Canada.
- "Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census – Census agglomeration of Summerside, Prince Edward Island". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
- "The Economic Development Excellence of Summerside". Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Archived from the original on 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
- "Former Summerside Post Office National Historic Site of Canada". National Historic Site of Canada. Retrieved 2012-12-12.