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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.

Slemon Park 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 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 25 plus commercial tenants, generating more than $65 million in wages annually.

In addition to a successful business community, Slemon Park hosts a thriving residential community. More than 230 families and 700 people live in Slemon Park.

Community amenities, including; the Summerside Airport, Slemon Park Hotel & Conference Centre, Anson’s Restaurant & Pub, the Slemon Park Health Centre, and On The Fly Convenience, also contribute to Slemon Park’s 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 25 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 2019, approximately 1,100 people are employed at Slemon Park, with more than an estimated $65 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 defense related industries is approximately 22% higher than employment income for an average worker in Prince Edward Island.
  • 42% of Prince Edward Island’s aerospace and defense 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, three out of Prince Edward Island’s top 10 international exports are currently aerospace and defense 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, 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.

Economic Impact


Slemon Park’s mandate is to create jobs and wealth in Prince Edward Island.

MRSB Group completed a 2019 economic impact study focused on Slemon Park. The study, “Slemon Park: Supporting Economic Growth in Prince Edward Island,” explores the economic impact generated by the commercial organizations operating in Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

A summary of the study results can be viewed here.


Our History


What is now Slemon Park, began as Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Station Summerside, a base constructed in 1940 to support the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). The BCATP trained Canadian and Allied aircrew during the Second World War.

By the time the BCATP ended in 1945, 6,004 aircrew had been trained at Summerside.

At the end of WWII, RCAF Station Summerside was virtually shut down with only a caretaker staff of 50 remaining to maintain the buildings.

RCAF Station Summerside was reactivated in 1948 as home of the RCAF Air Navigation School.

In 1949, with the advent of the Cold War and the formation of NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization), students from other countries arrived to take the Air Navigation School course. An expansion of RCAF Station Summerside was required. Air Vice Marshall Roy Slemon officially opened the Permanent Married Quarters (PMQ) at RCAF Station Summerside. 150 families were accommodated in the housing complex that was named Slemon Park.

RCAF Station Summerside began a new role under Maritime Air Command in 1953.

When Canada joined NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) in 1957, RCAF Station Summerside was back in the business of defense since NORAD also coordinated maritime forces, including Canadian patrol aircraft to counter Soviet submarines.

The 1959-established Maritime Proving & Evaluation Unit at Summerside was responsible for test and evaluation work on anti-submarine equipment, armament and tactics.

In 1961, the Second World War’s famed 415 Squadron was reformed at Summerside as ‘415 Maritime Patrol Squadron’ to provide anti-submarine and ship surveillance on the North Atlantic.

RCAF Station Summerside became Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Summerside in 1968 with the unification of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The Maritime Proving & Evaluation Unit left Summerside in 1978, and the 415 Squadron ended its long association with Summerside in 1981. Both units transferred to Greenwood, NS.

From 1981 on, CFB Summerside’s primary role was to conduct sovereignty and coastal fisheries patrols in support of the Department of Fisheries.

Ottawa announced the closure of CFB Summerside in 1989. CFB Summerside officially closed in 1992, and Slemon Park Corporation assumed ownership of the base assets.

Slemon Park Corporation redeveloped the military property into a globally competitive business park focused on aerospace, manufacturing, and public safety training.

Today, Slemon Park is owned by the Province of Prince Edward Island and continues to build economic prosperity for Islanders. Businesses at Slemon Park generate over $65 million in wages, spend $126.8 million locally, and produce $305 million in exports annually.

The Air Force Heritage Park at Slemon Park represents the property’s proud 50 year air force history. It features three vintage aircraft (the Tracker, Argus and Voodoo) as representatives of the many aircraft that once flew at the former base.


Board of Directors


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


Chairperson – Dr. Tim Olgilvie

Vice Chair – Ramona Roberts

Treasurer – Donna MacKay

Director – Jamie Aiken

Director – Erin McGrath-Gaudet

Director – Shannon Burke

Director – Dianne Schurman

Director – Matt McGuire


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


Canadian Food Inspection Agency
40 Parkway Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
www.inspection.gc.ca


Correctional Services Canada
12 Oakwood Avenue
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
www.csc-scc.gc.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


Dynamic Controls Canada Inc.
30A Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
www.dynamic-controls.ca


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


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


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


Mind Spark Centre Inc. 
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
782-377-3880


New Look Painting
50 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0


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
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


P.E.I. Low Energy Homes
900 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-303-2691
www.facebook.com/peilowenergyhomes


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

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


Prince Edward English Inc.
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-992-0828


Runway Drive-In
Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0           
902-439-7066
www.therunwaydrivein.ca


Shear Perfection
10 Slemon Park Drive
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-214-1294


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


Skygate Videography & Aerial Drone Services
50 Aerospace Boulevard
Slemon Park, PE C0B 2A0
902-432-0651
www.skygatedrones.com


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


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


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


David Keeping
Controller
902-432-1795 | dkeeping@slemonpark.com


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


Slemon Park in the Community


Slemon Park Corporation’s mandate is to create jobs and wealth in Prince Edward Island.

We fulfill our mandate by facilitating strategic private and public sector investment in the Slemon Park business and residential community.

With investment as the foundation of Slemon Park’s mission, we make investing in the City of Summerside and surrounding areas a priority as well. Supporting economic growth in Prince Edward Island involves contributing to community development – strong communities result in a prosperous economy.

Slemon Park gives back to our local community and Prince Edward Island through:

  • Volunteer Endeavours
  • Partnerships
  • Community Event Participation

Here are some updates from Slemon Park’s most recent community involvement endeavours: