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The new nuisance bylaw at a glance
Victor De Jong
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Published: Monday, August 27th, 2012
With the school year often comes plenty of parties at student houses throughout the city, and the London police will be enforcing a new nuisance bylaw come late August/early September. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you need to know to make sure you’ll be able to party in peace.
4(1) No person shall sponsor, conduct, continue, host, create, attend, allow, cause or permit a Nuisance Party.
4(2) No person who, individually or jointly with others, is an owner, occupant, tenant, or who otherwise has rightful possession of or possessory control of any Premises, shall allow, cause or permit a Nuisance.
What’s a ‘Nuisance Party’?
London police can arrive on scene and shut down the party, leaving the host with a $500 fine if any partygoers engage in, or are responsible for, any one or more of the following, whether it occurs on neighbouring public or private property:
- disorderly conduct
- public drunkenness or public intoxication
- the unlawful sale, furnishing or distribution of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances
- the deposit of refuse on public or private property
- damage to or destruction of public or private property
- pedestrian traffic, vehicular traffic or illegal parking that obstructs the free flow of traffic or could interfere with the ability to provide emergency services
- unreasonable noise, including loud music or shouting
- unlawful open burning or fireworks
- public disturbances, including public brawls or public fights
- outdoor public urination or defecation
And if you break this bylaw...
Every person who contravenes any provision of this bylaw is guilty of an offence, and on conviction is liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 and a minimum fine of $500.
For more info
This is not an exhaustive breakdown of the nuisance bylaw and is not intended to be used as a substitute. The full text can be found online at tinyurl.com/ldnpubnuisance.