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Slemon Park
Prince Edward Island
Canada

Work, Live, Learn.


Slemon Park Corporation owns and operates a thriving business and residential community in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Think of Slemon Park as a place with everything a person, family or business needs. Slemon Park is a place to work; it’s a place to live; it’s a place to learn.

Created following the closure of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Summerside in 1989, Slemon Park Corporation opened its doors in 1992, following the transfer of base assets.

The corporation redeveloped the military property and infrastructure into a globally competitive business park for aerospace and manufacturing development and public safety training. Slemon Park sits on 1,400 acres of land, and owns more than 830,000 square feet of turnkey commercial and training facilities, including 6 aircraft hangars.

Over the past 25 years, Slemon Park Corporation has continually fostered a positive business environment, forged valuable business and government partnerships, and built a legacy of economic prosperity through the attraction and retention of several reputable organizations. Today, 1,100 people work for Slemon Park’s 20 plus commercial tenants, generating more than 50 million dollars in wages annually.

In addition to hosting a successful business community, Slemon Park also offers a thriving residential community where living is made easy through the inclusion of heat, lawncare, snow removal, and full-time on-call maintenance services in rental fees. Residents can also choose to take advantage of regularly planned social activities, access to the adjacent Confederation Trail, community green spaces, play areas and a dog park. More than 230 families and 700 people have chosen to call Slemon Park home.

Slemon Park amenities, including; the Summerside Airport, Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Anson’s Restaurant & Pub, the Slemon Park Health Clinic, and On The Fly Kwik-Way Convenience Store, combine to create a complete business and residential package.


Slemon Park — By the Numbers


A current look at Slemon Park’s business and residential community:


Strategic Development

  • More than 30 separate commercial buildings and 253 residential housing units are managed by Slemon Park on its 1,400 acres of developed and undeveloped land.
  • Over 830,000 square feet of space is available for commercial rent at Slemon Park – the equivalent of approximately 14 football fields; of which 60% is prime commercial space.
  • More than 20 commercial organizations are located at Slemon Park, occupying approximately 85% of all available space.
  • 30% of Prince Edward Island’s manufacturing wages are generated at Slemon Park.
  • In 2017, approximately 1,100 people are employed at Slemon Park, with more than an estimated $50 million in payroll generated for Prince Edward Islanders, their families and their communities.

 

World-Class Aerospace

  • Slemon Park is credited as the #1 focal point in Prince Edward Island for the development of the province’s aerospace industry.
  • Average employment income in the aerospace and defence related industries is approximately 22% higher than for an average worker in Prince Edward Island.
  • 42% of Prince Edward Island’s aerospace and defence industry is under the age of 34, making it one of the youngest aerospace workforces in Canada. The industry also benefits from low employee turnover.
  • International export revenue from aerospace parts and products manufactured in Prince Edward Island has grown by more than 300% over the last five years. In fact, 3 out of Prince Edward Island’s top 10 international exports are currently aerospace and defence related products.

 

Training Destination

  • Holland College’s Atlantic Police Academy (APA) has been located at Slemon Park since 1993.
  • More than 21,000 training days were delivered at Slemon Park by APA, the RCMP, Parks Canada, Department of Fisheries, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Canada Border Services Agency and other organizations in 2016.

 

Hotel & Conference Centre

  • Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre sold 12,000 room nights and served 46,000 meals through Anson’s Restaurant and on-site catering in 2016.

 

Residential Community

  • Slemon Park is home to more than 230 families, and 700 people, living in quality and affordable two, three and four bedroom houses and duplexes.

Our History


The Slemon Park property was established originally in 1941 as RCAF Station Summerside. The base was created in support of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, and became home to No. 9 Service Flying Training School for pilots, No. 53 Air Cadet Squadron, and No. 1 General Reconnaissance School for pilots and navigators. In 1948, the RCAF Air Navigation School was established to provide training for pilots and navigators. As more people came to work and train on the base, more local housing was needed. Starting in 1949, houses, roads, and a school were built, and the new residential area was named Slemon Park in honor of Air Vice Marshall Roy Slemon.

RCAF Station Summerside began a new role in 1953 under Maritime Air Command, as the No. 2. Maritime Operational Training Unit. Then in 1959, the Maritime Proving and Evaluation Unit was established in Summerside, and the contract to build the big cantilever Hangar 8 building was awarded. In February 1968, RCAF Station Summerside was renamed Canadian Forces Base Summerside (CFB Summerside). Later that year, 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron was established as the prime search and rescue unit on Canada’s east coast. The Junior Leadership school was formed in 1974 to develop leadership potential for the Canadian Armed Forces. The 880 Maritime Reconnaissance Squadron and the 420 Air Reserve Squadron moved to Summerside in 1981.

The closure of CFB Summerside was announced in 1989, and in March 1992, the property was transferred to its current owner, Slemon Park Corporation, a commercial and residential property management and development company. Slemon Park now hosts some of the world’s finest companies and training organizations in aviation, aerospace, police and security training, and other commercial activities.

The Air Force Heritage Park at Slemon Park features three vintage aircraft (the Tracker, the Argus, and the Voodoo) as representatives of the many aircraft that were based here in its 50 year history as an air force base, such as the Anson, the Buffalo, the Dakota, the Harvard, the Labrador helicopter, and the Lancaster.


Board of Directors


The members of the Slemon Park Corporation board of directors are elected annually. Our current board members are:


Chairperson – Wayne Carew

Vice Chair – Larry McQuaid

Treasurer – Wayne Thompson

Director – Jamie Aiken

Director – David Keedwell

Director – Shannon Burke

Director – Ramona Roberts

Director – Matt McGuire

Officer – Shawn McCarvill, President of Slemon Park Corporation

Officer – David Anderson, Secretary to the Board, VP Property Management of Slemon Park Corporation


Tenants

Click here to view Slemon Park’s Tenant Map.


Academy of Learning
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-9889
www.academyoflearning.com


Anson’s Restaurant & Pub
12 Redwood Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-432-1774
www.slemonparkhotel.com


Atlantic Police Academy
66 Argus Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-888-6700
www.hollandcollege.com


Bent Elements
12 Oakwood Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-315-1738
www.bentelements.com


Canadian Centre of Public Safety Excellence
66 Argus Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-888-6700
www.ccpse.ca


Dance Virtuosa
50 Ashwood Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-316-1777
www.dancevirtuosa.com


Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
50 Cannon Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-368-5100


Duinkerken Foods Inc.
40E Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-888-3604
www.duinkerkenfoods.com


FD Air Tours
1000 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-888-8841
www.fdairtours.com


Fiber Connections
30 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-1727
www.fiberc.com


Global Flight Academy
40 Parkway Drive, Slemon Park

Green Diamond
40 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-4224
www.green-diamond.ca


Health PEI
10 Slemon Park Drive, Slemon Park
902-432-2600


Home Instead
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
1-866-573-8787
www.homeinstead.ca


Honeywell
800 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-1760
www.honeywell.com


Little Angels Daycare
25 Cherrywood Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-2231


Mae’s Alterations
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-7958
www.maesalterations.com


Marguerite Connolly Training & Consulting
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-9889
www.rcwtraining.ca


MDS Coating Technologies Corporation
60 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-888-3900
www.mdscoating.com


Nautican
38 Ashwood Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-925-3569
www.nautican.com


Northern Abrasives
50A Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-6300
www.northernabrasives.ca


Off The Wallz
50 Ashwood Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-8760
www.offthewallz.ca

On The Fly Kwik-Way Convenience Store
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-6807


P.E.I. Air Cadets
30A Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902- 888-3883
www.aircadetleaguepei.ca


Plex at Slemon Park
45 Juniper Lane
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-888-2121


P.E.I. Regiment National Defence RCAC
10 Parkway Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-368-0108

Rise and Brine Co.
40 Parkway Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0

Sadr Stone
27 Elmwood Drive
Suite 136, Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-393-6493
www.sadrstone.com

Shirley Cares
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-303-4695
www.shirleycares.ca

Shoreline Malting
1370 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-393-6493


Slemon Park Corporation
30A Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-432-1700
www.slemonpark.com


Slemon Park Homes
30A Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-432-1740
www.slemonparkhomes.com


Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre
12 Redwood Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-432-1780
www.slemonparkhotel.com


Summerside Airport
30A Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-432-1760
www.slemonpark.com


StandardAero
800 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-1333
www.vectoraerospace.com


Tronosjet Maintenance Inc.
800 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-436-5318
www.tronosjet.com


Our Team


Shawn McCarvill
President
902-432-1704 | smccarvill@slemonpark.com


Allan Smith
Vice President – Development
902-432-1710 | asmith@slemonpark.com


David Anderson
Vice President – Property Management
902-432-1755 | danderson@slemonpark.com


Larry Gaudet
Director of Training Development
902-432-1716 | lgaudet@slemonpark.com


Matthew Getson
Operations Manager, Summerside Airport
902-432-1760 | airport@slemonpark.com

Tracy Shields
Residential Manager
902-432-1740 | housing@slemonpark.com
Toll-Free: 1-844-430-1740


Hesham Elsayad
Accommodations Manager
902-432-1780 | helsayad@slemonpark.com


Eric Frenette
Food & Beverage Manager
902-432-1742 | efrenette@slemonpark.com


Lori Rice
Executive Chef
902-432-1786 | lrice@slemonpark.com


Anna MacNeil
Marketing Officer
902-432-1722 | amacneil@slemonpark.com