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Slemon Park

Priority Focus: Aerospace, Diversified, Light and Heavy Manufacturing

Developer: Slemon Park Corporation

Established: 1991

Slemon Park is located on the north side of Route # 2, only five kilometres from the City of Summerside and 20 kilometres from the Confederation Bridge. The park is owned and managed by Slemon Park Corporation, who are dedicated to creating location solutions for the world's finest companies in aviation, aerospace, diversified manufacturing, commercial and light industries. Honeywell Engines, Systems and Services, Vector Aerospace, MDS Coating Technologies Corporation, Testori Americas Corporation and Tronos Canada are among the companies who make their home at the park.

Slemon Park consists of 1500 acres of property with approximately 500 acres currently occupied. Space is available for new and expanding businesses of any size in the commercial and light manufacturing sectors.

Slemon Park's airport Summerside Airport is a fully serviced Transport Canada registered airport. The airport provides hangar and refuelling services to general aviation as well as corporate, private, military and commercial aircraft. Experienced-trained staff can provide the full range of services associated with a fixed base aircraft operation including aircraft handling, tie-down and hangarage services.

Slemon Park is an excellent location for various training initiatives. Holland College's Atlantic Police Academy and Aerospace & Industrial Technology Centre are the corner stones for training in the park. JVI Driver Training and The Academy of Learning also offer a wide variety of training and development programs.

In addition to the above, Slemon Park Corporation operates and manages a residential housing division, a 3.5* hotel and conference centre, restaurant and lounge and a retail plaza that includes a convenience store, coffee shop & restaurant, and postal outlet. Slemon Park is a complete community.



Slemon Park is administered by the Slemon Park Corporation.


The property management division of Slemon Park Corporation is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the building envelope, building systems, the park's water and sewer systems as well as snow removal and grass cutting.

Hospital Facilities:

The Prince County Hospital located in Summerside is a 112 bed facility providing primary and secondary services with 24 hour physician coverage. Emergency services are also available. It is situated at 259 Beattie Avenue, approximately 6.8 km (4.25 miles) away from the Industrial Park.

Fire Protection:

The City of Summerside Fire Department is responsible for fire protection at Slemon Park. The recent addition of a 911 call answer/transfer service on Prince Edward Island has facilitated access to emergency services. Property owners who require special services in case of fire should contact the City of Summerside Fire Department to survey buildings and facilities. Residual pressure at the hydrant is 1,050 gallons per minute at 40 psi. The distance from Slemon Park to the main department in downtown Summerside is 6 km (4 miles), and the distance from the Park to the second department located on West Drive is 2 km (1.50 miles).


Onsite security does a roving patrol and building checks continuously during night time hours. The park falls under R.C.M.P jurisdiction.


Adequate parking is available adjacent to each building. Some buildings have additional lots for overflow.
Slemon Park is approximately 1,400 acres. It is located on the south shore of Malpeque Bay. It is surrounded by water on the north, large expanses of farmland to the east and west and by the City of Summerside to the south. The land is relatively flat but well drained. 

Plans for Expansion:

Currently there are no plans to expand the boundaries of Slemon Park, however, much of the development is ongoing. Power:
  1. General: Maritime Electric owns and operates two electrical generating facilities on Prince Edward Island. The Charlottetown Generating Station is located on the waterfront in Charlottetown and has 6 fossil fuel fired units with a combined capacity of 65,000 kilowatts. The Borden-Carleton station has 2 diesel fired combustion turbines with a capacity of 38,500 kilowatts.

    These stations are kept in a standby mode and put into operation only when energy supply from off-Island sources is interrupted. Most of the electrical energy supplied by Maritime Electric to customers in Prince Edward Island is purchased from NB Power and comes to the Island via 2 submarine transmission cables under the Northumberland Strait. This electrical energy is distributed to customers in Prince Edward Island along over 5,000 kilometres of power lines.
  2. Capacity and Availability: Maritime Electric advises that the transmission voltage capability available is 69 kV. The nominal service voltages at the park are:
    • Standard single-phase service, Secondary Voltage: 120 V - 240 V
    • Standard three-phase service and combination single-phase and three-phase service, Secondary Voltage: 120 V-208 V and 347 V-600 V.
    Power feeds for individual facilities are fed underground from the system.
  3. Rates:
    • Small Industrial Rate Schedule (effective September, 2011):
      • Billing Demand: The greatest of :
        • the monthly maximum kW demand; 90% of the monthly maximum kVA demand or 5kW
      • Demand Charge:
        • $7.46 per kW of billing demand per month
      • Energy Charge:
        • ¢ 14.84 per kWh for the first 100 kWh per kW of billing demand per month.
        • ¢ 6.60 per kWh for balance of kWh per month.
    • Large Industrial Rate Schedule (effective September 2011):
      • Billing Demand: The greatest of:
        • The monthly maximum kW demand;
        • 90% of the maximum kVA demand;
        • 90% of the firm amount reserved in the contract for non-curtailable customers or 100% of the total contracted amount for curtailable customers;
        • 90% of the maximum demand recorded during the current calendar year excluding April to November or
        • 90% of the lesser of the average demand recorded during the previous calendar year, or the previous calendar year excluding April to November.
      • Demand Charge:
        • $14.50 per kW of billing demand per month
      • Energy Charge:
        • ¢ 5.99 per kWh for balance kWh per month
    • Declining Discount Firm Rate: New facilities coming into service after April 1, 2000 or facilities that were substantially shut down as at OCtober 1, 2000 are eligible for a declining discound on Demand Charges for the addtinal firm load.
  4. Restraints and Plans for Expansion: If Maritime Electric is involved in initial planning, there are no real constraints on the system, however early contact is recommended to ensure that specific requirements can be met without delay.

For more information on rate schedules, visit the Maritime Electric Website at

  1. Source: Slemon Park has its own well field and underground water distribution system including two reservoirs with total capacity of 700,000 gallons.
  2. Current Capacity: The current capacity of the water system at the park is 525 gallons per minute.
  3. Current Demand: The current consumption rate at the park is an average of 155 gallons per minute.
  4. Distribution System: Water is supplied to the Industrial Park through a 6" to 8" in diameter distribution system operating at approximately 65 psi.
  5. Constraints and Plans for Extension: Currently, there are no constraints on the system. It will be extended and expanded as necessary.
  1. General: The Slemon Park Property Management Division provides general sanitary sewer services to the Park. The Property Management Division is also responsible for the monitoring of sewage waste from the park to ensure that prohibited products are disposed of in the appropriate manner.
  2. Collection System: The sewer lines in the park are approximately 8" In diameter. Sewage flows through the park using a gravity flow system.
  3. Capacity and Demand: Slemon Park operates a Level II activated sludge waste water treatment plant complete with ultraviolet light disinfection. The current system has a volume of 500,000 gallons per day and is operating at 40% capacity.
  4. Constraints and Plans for Extension: Currently there are no constraints on the system. Expansion will take place as necessary.
  1. Existing Installation: The site plan shows the park road system. All roads and streets in the park are paved.
  2. Constraints and Plans for Extension: No constraints. Expansion will take place as demand dictates.


Slemon Park's airport provides a wide range of services for all types of aircraft. The airfield has a fully-functional Transport Canada Certified Runway with dimensions of 8,000 ft by 200 ft and is open seven days a week, year round, to all air traffic. Summerside Airport at Slemon Park is fully equipped to handle all aviation needs. Services Include: de-icing, NDB, VASIS, ARCAL lighting, FSS and 100 LL and Jet A-1 aviation fuel. Aircraft handling, aircraft tiedown and aircraft hangarage are all available by the day or for longer periods of time. Slemon Park's Summerside Airport, has airfreight and cargo holding space that are ideal for providing an aircraft/motor carrier, exchange centre. The airport offers specialized hangarage space where immediately after landing, pilots can taxi into the hangar unload freight and leave.


The City of Summerside has direct access to the Island's two major highways. Route 1A (The Trans-Canada Highway) and Route 2. Summerside is 28 km from the Confederation Bridge which links the Island to the mainland. Busses leave and arrive daily with connections to the rail system on the mainland. PEI is serviced by SMT (Eastern), 7 days a week with connections on the mainland to most major centres in Canada and to the United States.

Park Access:

The Park is located on Route #2 which is the major arterial highway connecting the eastern and western ends of the province to the provincial capital. Efficient connections to Route #1, the Trans Canada Highway, provide continuous high quality traffic connections to the Confederation Bridge.


Summerside and Confederation Bridge: 28 km 17 mi
Summerside and Charlottetown: 71 km 44 mi
Summerside and Wood Islands Ferry: 132 km 82 mi
Summerside and Halifax (via Wood Islands Ferry): 441 km 192 mi
Summerside and Halifax (via Confederation Bridge): 303 km 189 mi
Summerside and Moncton NB: 130 km 81 mi
Summerside and Montreal PQ: 1166 km 729 mi
Summerside and Toronto ON: 1710 km 1069 mi
Summerside and U.S. Border at St. Stephen NB: 389 km 243 mi


The nearest port to Slemon Park is the Port of Summerside, located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island on Bedeque Bay, 6.9 km (4.5 miles) away from Slemon Park. The port is used mainly to bring supplies to PEI and to export agricultural goods, the majority of which are potatoes, to international markets.

The Port is administered by the Canadian Coast Guard, Harbours and Ports Directorate. Icebreaker services are available in winter. Services included: fresh water, supplies, minor repairs, fuel by truck, stevedoring, sewage disposal, port of entry, harbour master and wharfinger. Pilotage is not compulsory but it is available. Approach channel restrictions are as follows: width 8.0 metres, depth 6.7 metres. Berthage is in three sections (length by depth):
  • 187 m length by 8.45 m depth
  • 183 m length by 7.0 m depth
  • 91.5 m length by 8.45 m depth
There are 2 heated sheds with areas of 1788 m2 and 2466 m2 and an open storage area of 10,500 m2.

The nearest container port is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


The 12.9 km (9 mile) Confederation Bridge joins Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick and is the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world. The Bridge is privately maintained, managed and operated by Strait Crossing Ltd. and it's subsidiary company Strait Crossing Bridge Ltd. Opened on May 31 1997, the bridge is 11 m wide and carries two lanes of traffic each 3.75 m wide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The normal travelling speed is 80 km/h and it takes approximately 10 minutes to cross the Bridge. Vehicles carrying Dangerous Goods and Special Loads are required to report to the Bridge Control Centre to receive crossing information. A round trip Bridge toll is paid on exiting Prince Edward Island. 

Services available on the Bridge include, full video surveillance, emergency call boxes, fire extinguishing, emergency alarm system, emergency response system. There is also a free shuttle service for people travelling on foot, or by bicycle.

Slemon Park consists of 1,400 acres, approximately 500 of which are currently occupied.

  1. Land: Lease prices are negotiable between the client and the developer.
  2. Service Installation:
    • Water and Sewer Costs: Water and sewer costs are not currently included in the price of land. The water and sewer mains are connected to the property line. It is the responsibility of the client to connect to the existing system.
    • Roads: Roads are currently maintained by Slemon Park. Costs of driveway installation, parking and paving is negotiable between the client and Slemon Park.
    • Power: Installation and cost of power is negotiable between the client and Maritime Electric.
  3. Municipal Tax Rate: The Municipal Tax rates which apply in Slemon Park for the Year 2000 are as follows:
    • $1.50 per $100 of assessment for commercial property, and
    • $1.00 per $100 of assessment for non-commercial property.
  4. Rebates and Incentives: There are tax rebates and incentives available to tenants of Slemon Park who are involved in the Aerospace Industry.
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