Despite literally thousands of students making their way to Kingston, their new home for the school year, Kingston Police said the weekend “went well” from a law enforcement standpoint.
“A few liquor tickets were issued under the University District Safety Initiative, but students for the most part were co-operative and respectful,” said Const. Cameron Mack, media relations officer with Kingston Police.
University Avenue was closed on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 for safety concerns in the area of Johnson Street, and there was an accident at University and Brock Streets the same night, but there is no evidence to suggest that incident was in relation to move-in events. Then, on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, Police responded to noise complaints at Breakwater Park where a large group of students had amassed on the Pier. The students quickly dispersed once Kingston Police arrived on scene.
Overall, the weekend was one that involved moving a lot of boxes, celebrating the start of the school year, and the general revelry associated with college and university towns.
From all of us at Kingstonist, welcome to the new students! We hope you’ll enjoy your time in Kingston.