Guelph presents initiatives to address rowdy off-campus student homes

November 27, 2009

At a meeting of the Old University Neighbourhood Residents' Association last Thursday, 2 Guelph city councillors presented initiatives the municipality is taking to mitigate problems caused by high concentrations of university students in residential neighbourhoods, such as excessive noise, parking issues, and vandalism. Measures the city is taking include sending bylaw infraction notices to landlords and tenants, and requiring absentee landlords to have a business license to rent property. The University of Guelph is currently developing a code of conduct for students living off-campus. Guelph Mercury