Waterloo police chief asks public not to attend Ezra Avenue St. Patty’s Day party

Waterloo Regional Police Chief Bryan Larkin has issued a public appeal asking people to steer clear of the annual St. Patrick’s Day street party on Ezra Avenue because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“I’m making a public appeal to anyone considering attending any large gathering, including the unsanctioned St. Patrick’s Day event, to reconsider,” he said in a statement. “Do not risk it. Stay home. Stay healthy. Stay safe.”

On Saturday, police say that there were several large parties in the area of Ezra Avenue as some people chose to get the St. Patty’s Day party started early.

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