Waterloo police “very disappointed” in Ezra street partiers

March 19, 2019

The Waterloo Region Recordreports that a record number of people attended an unsanctioned St Patrick’s Day party in Waterloo this past weekend. David McMurray, VP of Student Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University, estimated that 30,000 people jammed Ezra Street this year, a number that nearly doubles WLU’s full-time enrolment of 17,000. Ashley Dietrich, Public Information Officer with the Waterloo Regional Police, told the Record that one officer was injured in a fall. Paramedics received 41 calls by 3PM, with 18 people taken to hospital, the Record adds. McMurray told CBC that the university continues to work with a task force on a long-term strategy to deal with the annual party. CBC | Hamilton Spectator (Waterloo Region Record) (ON)