A staple of downtown Charlottetown, planning for the Confederation Court Mall began in the mid 1970s with construction beginning in the late 70s. The Confederation Court Mall was opened in 1979, rejuvenating the once deteriorating downtown core of Charlottetown. The Confederation Court Mall is as unique as the Island it calls home. The mall was built by expanding and refurbishing existing buildings on the block and then linking them with a newly built interior. It was a joint project, completed by local business owners, government funding and private funding. Keeping the block’s original buildings and facade allowed the mall to become part of Charlottetown’s beautiful historic feel.
In 1989, Dyne Holdings Limited purchased the Confederation Court Mall and adjacent office tower from the Charlottetown Area Development Corporation. In 2011 the Holman Grand Hotel, directly connected to the mall, was completed. The 10 story boutique hotel became Charlottetown’s premier place to spend the night. Also completed with the hotel, an underground pedway linking the Confederation Court Mall to the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Pedways now link the Confederation Court Complex from Fitzroy Street all the way to Victoria Row.
*Photo courtesy of CADCPEI.