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St. Patrick’s Day attendance hits record number, approximately 30,000 participate in unsanctioned events

St. Patrick’s Day attendance hits record number, approximately 30,000 participate in unsanctioned events

Large crowds took to Ezra Avenue this past Sunday Mar. 17 on St. Patrick’s Day.  Although Waterloo Regional Police Services and partners who helped provide services on Sunday have not released official statistics and numbers, it is predicted that the crowds surpassed last year’s 22,000 attendees and may have hit closer to 30,000.  Constable Ashley Dietrich, public information officer for […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Laurier hosts community leaders to discuss the challenges associated street parties

Laurier hosts community leaders to discuss the challenges associated street parties

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual, infamous festivities will also be marked on the calendars of many students, visitors, Kitchener-Waterloo residents and local administrative authorities.  Although St. Patrick’s Day on Ezra rings significant to many, these celebratory and un-sanctioned events are not exclusive to our school. Unsanctioned street gatherings are becoming increasingly frequent, widespread and infamous […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Photo by Kurtis Rideout

Ezra Street party draws 22,400 attendees: 616 charges laid

The annual street party on Ezra Ave. reached a peak attendance of 22,400 people according to the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) enforcement results report, which was released on Monday. According to report, early indications show that WRPS “responded to 248 calls for service in the St. Patrick’s Day perimeter, resulting in 619 charges.” These numbers are a significant increase […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Unsigned: Is Ezra Ave. out of control?

  Last St. Patrick’s Day, the infamous Ezra Avenue party attracted nearly 15,000 attendees, prompting more attempts this year to control the crowds and lessen the damage that’s done from the yearly festivities that take place along the street. Laurier has gained a notorious reputation for partying, often overshadowing the programs that the school should be known for instead. It […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·