Building Community Together

Resources for Off-Campus Gatherings

Part of integrating into the Kingston community and being a good citizen is knowing how to host and attend gatherings safely, respectfully, and without breaking the law.

Below you will find resources to help you be a responsible neighbour and community member, as well as university services that can provide support if you need it. 

Check out the Off-Campus Living Guide for campus and community resources as you navigate neighbourhood relations, off-campus safety, City of Kingston regulations, tenant rights, living with housemates and much more. 




Bylaws, fines, and safety initiatives

Some city bylaws are in effect at all times, including the Noise and Nuisance Bylaws, and Administrative Monetary Penalties.

The University District Safety Initiative can be implemented throughout the year when large street gatherings have typically taken place, including Move-In and Orientation, Homecoming, and St. Patrick's Day.

Violations and consequences

Bylaw violations can be related to:

  • Climbing – “brewfing”
  • Obstructing a roadway
  • Failure to comply with a bylaw or police officer
  • Excessive noise
  • Alcohol-related offences

Possible consequences can include:

Need legal assistance?

 Queen's Legal Aid website



Campus Observation Room

Campus Observation Room (COR)

Our on-site non-medical detox service, located in Chez Lenny, across from the Leonard Dining Hall in Leonard Hall.

For hours of operation, visit the COR website

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Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Services

Build a community of consent. Together, we can create a campus free of sexual violence.

Learn more about Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Services


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Student Wellness Services

Check Student Wellness Service's (SWS) website for their clinic hours and emergency resources.