It's coming! Or rather, They're coming! Back to School time will soon be upon us, and along with heading back to the books, the classes, the seminars, the study sessions, and the seemingly never-ending stream of projects, essays, and reports, the students of the University of Guelph will soon be coming back... to party! That may be an over-generalization, but it's also true that Downtown Guelph is going to get very busy again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This is where the Nightlife Task Force comes into play.
You may have heard the term in relation to articles posted at the beginning of the school year about the plans to manage the thousands of people who come Downtown on the weekends, but if you're like me, you might have wondered: Who are these people, when do they meet, and what is their reach in terms of the decisions they make and how they impact everyone in the core, from businesses to surrounding neighbourhoods?
So enter the Guelph Politicast. I reached out to the City of Guelph and asked to talk to members of the Task Force for this podcast. I was connected with Doug Godfry, Manager, By-law Compliance and Security for the City of Guelph, and Kathryn Hofer, Manager, Off-Campus Living at the University of Guelph. The City and the U of G represent two of the many stakeholders that take part in the Task Force, and they look at various considerations and make recommendations for By-law and Guelph Police Services to pursue when it comes to making the fall party scene fun for the revelers, and survivable for the residents.
So let's rock 'n; roll all night thanks to the sensible planning of the Nightlife Task Force on this week's Guelph Politicast.
If you have issues with anything that falls under the portfolio of the Nightlife Task Force, you can get in touch with Doug Godfry at 519-837-2529, or Kathryn Hofer at 519-824-4120 extension 56276. To learn more about the city’s noise or nuisance party policies, click here, and to learn more about Off-Campus Living at Student Life, click here.
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