Annexation Information - CLICK HERE
Ekistics Planning and Design has just embarked on a new tourism/community spatial planning process for Borden-Carleton. The plan, called Destination Borden-Carleton, aims to set out a clear path for the future of tourism planning, community design, and economic vitality. The resulting plan will provide tangible steps for achieving the goal of making Borden-Carleton a premier tourism destination, and solidifying its presence as a welcoming gateway community to the Province. Emphasis will be placed on visitor capture/retention, arrival celebration, community events planning, wayfinding and signage, improving existing facilities, adding new businesses, expansion of under-utilized lands like the fabrication yard and schoolyard, waterfront development, and the creation of destination brand. Your experiences and opinions are important in determining the success of this initiative. We appreciate the 5 minutes of your time it will take to complete this survey.
Check out the Bridgefest 150 video!
Lots of local faces!!
The Final Report for Borden-Carleton Step (PDF) CLICK HERE
In the 1820's, when the first Scottish settlers came, the community of Borden and surrounding area was known as Carleton Point. The community’s role as "Gateway" to the mainland was established in 1914 with Prince Edward Island’s new year-round rail service, which brought about the construction of piers for a ferry to the mainland. The first icebreaker crossed the Northumberland Strait in 1917 and Port Borden was incorporated in 1919, named for the Canadian Prime Minister of the day, Sir Robert Borden. The town was built around the ferry service, which provided employment to residents. The construction and subsequent opening, in 1997, of the Confederation Bridge linking Prince Edward Island with the mainland, marks the beginning of a new era for Borden-Carleton.