It is an honor to have been elected to the office of Mayor of the Town of Kensington and to be given the privilege to serve this beautiful and picturesque town nestled in the heart of Prince Edward Island.
Kensington is a community of over 1500 residents and lies at the crossroads between the city of Summerside to the west and our capital city Charlottetown to the east. First known as” Five Lanes End” because of its location at the intersection of five major routes, our community was renamed “Barrett’s Cross” in 1824 after an early Irish settler who established an inn here. Later it was renamed Kensington after Kensington Palace in London.
On behalf of Kensington Town Council, staff and residents I would like to invite all visitors to the Town of Kensington to enjoy the friendship of our residents and business people . Surrounded by breathtaking rolling countryside, Kensington is the thriving commercial center for over thirty fishing and farming communities. Cavendish, home of world renowned author Lucy Maud Montgomery and Green Gables National Historic Site, is a twenty minute drive. Malpeque Bay, home of the world famous oyster, with its beautiful beaches, sand dunes and provincial campground is just minutes away. Located just outside of town limits is Cavendish Farms who are famous for their delicious french fries. Here, in Kensington, we are also in close proximity to many of our island’s championship golf courses.
Kensington is a must stop for any visitor to the island. While in our town you can walk or cycle the Confederation Trail, enjoy delicious seafood at one of our many fine dining establishments, visit our historic train station (once frequented by Lucy Maud Montgomery) and many cultural sites. We would also invite you to drop into Town Hall, say hello and sign our guest book.
Mayor Rowan Caseley