Kingston issues emergency order, new penalties to address student partying

September 13, 2021
Faced with ongoing street parties in the university area, the City of Kingston has issued a new emergency order and introduced new penalties and controls for unsanctioned parties. The Kingston Whig Standard and CBC report that Kingston Police will be increasing their presence in the university area and immediately issuing fines of $2K for anyone who attends a gathering over the provincial limit of 25 persons indoors or 100 outdoors. Those charged will be publicly identified. “The large street parties that have been occurring in the University District are appalling and downright dangerous in the midst of a pandemic,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “Our community is fed up with this disrespectful behaviour that is putting everyone at risk.” CBC | Kingston Whig Standard (ON)