Opened on June 15th, 1979 the Queen Parkade was the first above ground parking garage constructed in Charlottetown. Built as part of the down town revitalization initiative, the Queen Parkade added 338 parking spaces to the downtown core and was a great compliment to the brand new Confederation Court Mall. The 4 level concrete structure cost $1.5 million dollors to build and was jointly financed by the Province, the City, the Government of Canada and the property owners on the Confederation Court Mall Block. The parkade was designed and developed by Bryson Associates Ltd. of Halifax and built by local contractors Schurman Construction. The opening ceremonies were presided over by Mayor at the time, Frank Moran who said, “The project was a magnificent example of cooperation between the business community and the various levels of government and expressed his appreciation on behalf of the citizens of Charlottetown to all who had contributed in making the project a success.”
The Queen Parkade is now connected via pedway to the Royal Trust Tower, Confederation Court Mall and Confederation Centre of the arts.