City Welcomes Feedback on Concept of Nuisance Party Bylaw

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Kingston City Hall

The City of Kingston reports it is looking into possibly implementing a Nuisance Party Bylaw as a local enforcement tool.

A Nuisance Party Bylaw would enable Police and Bylaw Enforcement to better deal with large social gatherings under one City-wide bylaw, addressing the negative impacts such parties have on nearby residents.

The City will be holding a public meeting for members of the community to share their feedback on the concept of a Nuisance Party Bylaw. It takes place Monday, November 27 at 6:30 pm in the Press Lounge of Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge Street.

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“Bylaws of this nature have been enacted by a number of Ontario municipalities in recent years and serve as an additional tool for local enforcement,” said policy and program coordinator Greg McLean in a release. “We want to hear from residents about how the intended scope of a Nuisance Party Bylaw could address behaviour specific to large social gatherings or parties in our community.”

Another option available to residents is to ask questions about a Nuisance Party Bylaw at this Get Involved Kingston page.

Comments and suggestions can also be sent to Greg McLean, policy and program coordinator, at until December 8.

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