Public meeting on draft rental bylaw in St. Catharines

St. Catharines residents are invited to weigh in on a draft bylaw tonight dealing with student rental properties.

The meeting gets underway at  6:00 at the Performing Arts Centre.

The draft bylaw will make it mandatory for landlords to apply for a license for rental properites with four units or less.

They will also have to submit plans for fire safety, waste removal and parking.

The move comes after a wild St. Patrick's Day party on Jacobsen Avenue over a year ago involving a couple thousand students.

You can also weigh in online at