RELEASE — This is Homecoming weekend and the City of Kingston is reminding residents and visitors to be safe and #KingstonFriendly to avoid receiving a ticket while the University District Safety Initiative is in effect from 1 a.m. on Oct. 18 to 12 p.m. on Oct. 21.
“Have fun. Enjoy yourselves. Take care to keep yourself and your friends safe. And, please, behave in a way that is respectful of neighbours and not likely to attract the attention of police or bylaw enforcement officers,” says Kyle Compeau, Acting Manager of Licensing and Enforcement.
Here are some reminders to help keep revelers and neighbourhoods safe this weekend:
- The Nuisance Party Bylaw and University District Safety Initiative are in effect city-wide this weekend and that means that any bylaw enforcement ticket could result in a court summons. Enforced by Kingston Police, the bylaw can apply to any person who creates, causes, hosts, sponsors, conducts, continues, or attends a nuisance party.
- Bylaw enforcement officers will be out over the weekend to ticket garbage, property standards and noise infractions.
- Kingston Police reminds revelers to obey laws applying to alcohol and cannabis-use this weekend.
- Kingston Fire & Rescue cautions that alcohol and fire do not mix.
Learn about the University District Safety Initiative
Developed and supported by the City and Queen’s University to help maintain area and student safety, the University District Safety Initiative calls for Nuisance Party Bylaw offenders, including residents, alumni and students to be issued a Part I Summons. This means that anyone charged under the bylaw will need to appear before a Justice of the Peace in Kingston.