Over 40 charges laid in University District during move-in weekend

Crowds gathered on the streets during Labour Day weekend in the University District. Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

Over the Labour Day long weekend, many post-secondary students returned to their school-year residences here in Kingston. As has been the case over the past several years, the City of Kingston Bylaw enforcement and Kingston Police were kept busy during the move-in weekend.

In a media release, Kingston Police, along with the City of Kingston, provided the following information on the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI).

Bylaw Enforcement reported the following fines and charges:

From Aug. 30 to Sept. 4, Kingston Bylaw Enforcement issued a total of 30 Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs). The breakdown is as follows:

  • Amplified Noise – 18
  • Yelling, Shouting, Hooting – 8
  • Nuisance Party – 4

Kingston Police reported the following fines and charges:

  • 44 charges for open liquor under the Liquor License and Control Act
  • Two public intoxication charges
Kingston Police ready a drone to survey crowds in the University District. Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

The University District Safety Initiative remains in effect until 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

According to the release, the UDSI supports community safety and mitigates risk associated with large gatherings. The City can also issue Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) for Nuisance Party and Noise Bylaws infractions.

Kingston Police encourage community members to learn more about the municipal measures in place to discourage unsanctioned large gatherings and high-risk or disruptive behaviours by reading the Good Neighbour Guide: a Guide to the City of Kingston Bylaws. Staff from both Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police will be in the community in the coming days sharing information about UDSI and answering resident questions, according to Kingston Police.

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  • September 8, 2022 at 11:12 am
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    When is this community going to be able to stop these incidents? I dread September because that means that Queens University will be opening for the school year and the disturbing behaviour commences. My property taxes have to pay for controlling this miscreant behaviour. Why can’t this behaviour be held at the university instead of in the community?

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