City of Guelph and partners ask St. Patrick’s Day goers to be safe, be respectful and be accountable

Guelph, Ont., March 12, 2018 – The City of Guelph, the University of Guelph, the Guelph Police Services, and Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario have joined forces to ensure St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are safe, respectful and enjoyable for everyone.

“We know people like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We are just asking that they be mindful of noise, be respectful of residential property, clean up after themselves and stay safe,” said Doug Godfrey General Manager of the Operations Department at the City of Guelph.

Every year for St. Patrick’s Day, the City’s bylaw team, the University and the Police, patrol and address issues throughout the day. This year, residents can expect an increased police presence and bylaw officers patrolling throughout the day and night. The University of Guelph spirit teams will also be visible in neighbourhoods to uphold Gryphon values and help with garbage issues. The City will ensure any additional garbage issues will be dealt with Monday morning.

New this year leading up to the festivities, the City has been in touch with landlords in the most affected neighbourhoods to remind them of their accountability under the Nuisance Party Bylaw, and door hangers have been distributed in these areas listing “who to call” for noise, parking and property issues. A bylaw clerk will be available to answer those phone calls. The City encourages residents to report issues as they happen and to be patient as calls are assessed and prioritized.

For more information

David Wiedrick, Manager
Bylaw, Security and Licensing, Operations
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3475