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Request for Noise Bylaw Exemption - Queen's University Orientation Week Events

May 28 2019 -

Requested Noise Bylaw exemption would allow amplified sound during events held on Queen's Main Campus bound by Union, Barrie, Stuart, and Albert streets between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on September 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7, as well as for the area south of Duncan McArthur Hall on Queen's West Campus between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on September 4.

Request for Noise Bylaw Exemption – Queen's University Orientation Week Events: Public Property

The Orientation Roundtable of the Alma Mater Society, Queen's University, on behalf of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society Orientation Week, has applied for exemptions to the City of Kingston's Noise Control Bylaw for the following events:

A ‘Welcome Forum' event, consisting of welcome speeches and introductions for students, on Monday, September 2, 2019, located at Cricket Field. It is proposed that the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

A ‘Queen's In the Park' event, consisting of a booth fair for Queen's clubs, on Monday, September 2, 2019, located at Lower City Park. It is proposed that the event take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A ‘Let's Get Scrambled' event, a capture the flag game, on Monday, September 2, 2019, located at Victoria Park (West Half). It is proposed that the event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A ‘Thundermugz' event involving engineering programing for building structures and an obstacle course, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, located at City Park. It is proposed that the event will take place from 10:20 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A ‘Frosh Olympics' event, involving rotations and small group games, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, located at Cricket Field. It is proposed that the event will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A ‘Tour of the Town' event, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, during which time students will visit Confederation Park, where local businesses will have booths set up. It is proposed that the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A ‘Barbecue' event, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in Confederation Park, where students will rotate between a barbecue and boat cruise. It is proposed that the event will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A ‘Olympics / Paint Party' event, involving small group games and a paint party on a tarp, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in Victoria Park. It is proposed that the event will take place between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

A ‘Highland Games' event, involving rotations for small group games and a cheer off, in City Park on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The event is proposed for 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

A ‘Commapolooza / Coverall Painting' event, involving a concert and painting, in MacDonald Park (9 King Street East), on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. It is proposed that the event will take place between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

A ‘Coverall Painting and Bottle Drive' event, involving painting and preparations for bottle drive in University District, on Saturday, September 7, 2019, in Victoria Park. It is proposed that the event will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

A ‘Computer Science Cup' event, involving various games and activities, on Saturday, September 7, 2019, in Cricket Field. It is proposed that the event will take place between 12 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

A ‘Daffodil Day' event, involving performances to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, in Confederation Park on Saturday, September 7, 2019. It is proposed that the event will take place between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A ‘Mental Health Day' event, involving rotations with food trucks, mental health resources, and stress reducing activities, in City Park, on Saturday, September 7, 2019. It is proposed that the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A ‘Tournament of the Century' event, involving a tamming ceremony, coverall painting, tug of war, and obstacle course, in Grass Creek Park (2991 Highway 2), on Saturday, September 7, 2019. It is proposed that the event will take place between 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

The amplified noise associated with these events is not permitted at any time in residential areas, according to Section 4.2, under Schedule B of the City of Kingston's Noise Control Bylaw 2004-52.


Anyone wishing to object to these exemptions should deliver their concerns in writing or by e-mail by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 to:

City of Kingston
Ben Poirier, Licensing & Enforcement Coordinator
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Kingston, ON K7K 6C7

Phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 3177

Email: bpoirier@cityofkingston.ca
Located at: 1211 John Counter Boulevard

This matter will be considered during the regular council meeting that commences at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Notice of collection: Personal information collected is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (and all other applicable privacy provincial and federal legislation). Such legislation is reviewed and applied for the collection, use, disclosure and destruction of the information. The personal information collected as a result of this public notice will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. All names, addresses, opinions and comments collected will be made available for public disclosure. Questions regarding this collection should be forwarded to Ben Poirier, licensing and enforcement, 1211 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, Ontario, K7K 6C7 or by emailing bpoirier@cityofkingston.ca