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Feds fund completion of Province House

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Feds fund completion of Province House

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — The federal government has announced spending of $30.7 million to complete the restoration of Province House National Historic Site in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The funding will be used to complete the final phases of the Province House conservation project, including reinstallation of the building’s electrical and mechanical systems, interior finishes such as painting and flooring, fire code compliance and universal accessibility upgrades, stated a Feb. 5 release.

The final phase of the project will involve the design, development and installation of new interpretive materials.

Phase two began in May 2018, with conservation and upgrades of the exterior walls, the foundation, structural interior walls, porticos, floors and roof. In early January 2020 work on the porticos was completed.

Local sub-contractors used locally sourced sandstone for the structural inner walls, known as the interior wythe, and of the exterior walls.

Area carpentry students were also involved through partnering agreements with Holland College and worked on conservation of two of the windows.

The building is scheduled to re-open to the public in 2022.

The conservation project is being managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Province House National Historic Site was originally completed in 1847. It is owned by the Province of Prince Edward Island and is operated as a national historic site by Parks Canada.

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