About Downtown Summerside

Downtown Summerside Inc. is a non profit organization of local business owners, landlords, tenants and stakeholders formed “to promote, develop and enhance Summerside’s vital, safe and historic downtown core


Here’s what people are saying about Downtown Summerside

Samuel’s Coffee House
“The coffee is wonderful, and the pastries are excellent. They had home made Red Velvet Whoopie Pies that I loved!! They also sell T-shirts, mugs, etc., in orange — which is their colour. And free WiFi”          ~Mississauga, ON

JMK Fish Mart
“The lobster roll at JMK is amazing!! The fact you can get cooked lobster with hot butter and sit outside by the water and eat is yum yum. You can order fresh lobster to take home (cooked or uncooked) and they pack it with frozen veggies so you have no problem getting through security. The owners are really nice, helpful and accommodating. I could eat here all the time….lobster, muscles, oysters….heaven!! The prices are the best in Summerside. You gotta eat and shop here!!!”   ~Winnipeg, MB

Prince William Dining Room ~ Loyalist Inn
“Nice restaurant with lots of windows. Brunch was a great value with many choices including roast beef and roast pork as well as custom omletes. Will definitely be going back.”          ~Summerside, PE

PEI Segway Tours
“My husband and brother-in-law convinced me (a 67 year old non-athletic woman from Texas) to get on a Segway for a 2 hour tour of Summerside. I was skeptical but gave it a go. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Greg and this trip. The weather was perfect, the scenery sublime, and Greg made the entire experience so non-threatening and FUN! You will love this trip!!!”          ~Texas, USA

Eptek Art & Culture Centre
“The Eptek Centre is an interesting place to visit. I was drawn there because of family interest and contribution to the Rug Hooking activities and the Show. It is a pleasant facility which needs to be made known. There are shows there regularly which are interesting and show how talented and skilled Islanders are. There were high quality handicrafts both times that I visited this year. It is right next to Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. Knowledgeable staff and lots to see and buy as they have a boutique with Island Artist`s work on display.”          ~Charlottetown, PE

Source: TripAdvisor2015

Downtown Revitalization

In the early 2000′s Downtown Summerside Inc. awarded a Master Plan study to a consortium of consulting firms with expertise in Downtown Revitalization. The consultant team was headed by Daniel K. Glenn Ltd. (Fredericton) in association with Ekistics Planning & Design (Halifax), Morello Associates (Charlottetown), Form-Media Ltd. (Halifax) and Coles Associates (Charlottetown). The consultants worked with the Steering Committee to formulate a design manual to improve the commercial area of the BIA by creating a visually positive identity, improving vehicular and pedestrian usage and access aimed at drawing more business and consumers to the area. The primary emphasis of the study was to build upon the “Summerside Downtown Revitalization Position Paper” presented in 2000 by the City’s Economic Development Department. Preliminary designs of the proposed streetscapes were prepared to illustrate improvements such as signage, landscaping, sidewalks, lighting, parking access and building facades.