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Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Updated: Ezra Avenue street party causes disruption and attracts 1,000 participants

Wilfrid Laurier University and David McMurray, vice-president of student affairs, have released official statements regarding a street party that occurred late on Sept. 2 into the early hours of Sept. 3. First years really trying to ruin paddy’s day — Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) September 3, 2019 According to the statements, the party occurred on Ezra Avenue —which has […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
Charges laid on St. Patrick’s Day rise after attendance grows on Ezra Avenue

Charges laid on St. Patrick’s Day rise after attendance grows on Ezra Avenue

As the Ezra Avenue St. Patrick’s Day street party continually grows each year, so does the number of charges laid by the Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) as students partake in the unsanctioned street party. According to a press release from WRPS, “Preliminary results indicate that Waterloo Regional Police responded to 205 calls for service and generated 809 occurrences related […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Door-knocker campaign tries to decrease the craze and cluster of St. Patrick’s Day on Ezra

In what has become a routine beginning in the month of March, the City of Waterloo is once again preparing and organizing their services to deal with the growing concern surrounding St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 13, a collection of Waterloo community partners will be undertaking their annual St. Patrick’s Day door-knocking campaign. In […]

by Aaron Waitson· · News ·
Photo by Eva Ou

Homecoming 2018 doesn’t stay so golden

Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated its annual Homecoming this past weekend with a Friday, Saturday and Sunday itinerary filled with scheduled events for returning Alumni, students and visitors to take part in.  Saturday, Sept. 29 did, however, see the bulk of the weekend’s festivities with the Laurier Golden Hawks versus Guelph Gryphons football game, a pancake breakfast, Alumni Endzone — Laurier’s […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Unsigned: Remaining responsible while showing school spirit

The infamous, day-long drinking and partying spree that takes place on Ezra Avenue twice a year was no different for Laurier’s annual 2018 Homecoming.  A day that should primarily be about school spirit, football and returning alumni, has become synonymous with alcohol consumption.  A sea of purple and gold bodies took up space on the well-known street this year, resulting […]

by Cord Staff· · Opinion ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Tenants of The Marq petition for right to invite guests

Student tenants living at The Marq, a student housing community  operated by Centurion property and houses a large number of Wilfrid Laurier University students, started the petition due to their building implementing a new policy for only 35 guests in each building for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Residents were initially told in February that one guest per tenant was permitted, […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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New bylaw gives authority to shut down street parties, including Ezra

With St. Patrick’s Day 2018 approaching, the City of Waterloo has revised two bylaws allowing officers more authority to address unsanctioned events. On March 5, 2018, the Waterloo City Council voted to revise the city’s property standards and public nuisance bylaws. New revisions to the public nuisance bylaw allow officers authority to break up gatherings that are unsanctioned. “St. Patrick’s […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
Photo by Luke Sarazin

Waterloo Regional Police aim to crack down on St. Patrick’s Day festivities

  Last week, Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) announced their intent and goal to increase student safety this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day by cracking down on the annual street party which takes place on Ezra Street. Each year, the street part on Ezra Street continues to grow. Last year, approximately 15,000 students attended the party on St. Patrick’s Day. After […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Photo by Paige Bush

Over 208 charges pressed during Waterloo St. Patrick’s Day festivities

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day had crowds ranging from 12,000-15,000 people throughout the day. The surrounding corridors of Ezra Avenue, Bricker Avenue, Clayfield Avenue and Albert Street had the most traffic. The St. Patrick’s Day events that take place within the Wilfrid Laurier University community are notorious for their outlandish festivities and this year was no different. The events that […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·