A mural program for Summerside was initiated in 1996 when a partnership between the City and Tourism PEI led to the commissioning of the mural depicting the Great Fire of 1906 for the side of the Fire Hall on Fitzroy Street. Four other murals followed between 1997 and 1999.
To celebrate the millennium, the City of Summerside was approved for funding through the Canada Millennium Partnership Program (CMPP) to create five additional murals. The Government of Canada program was established in order to help Canadians mark the new millennium in meaningful and creative ways. The objective was to foster initiatives that would explore our heritage, celebrate our achievements and leave a lasting legacy.