Brampton issues Canada Day fireworks safety guidelines

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Published June 26, 2021 at 12:59 am

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The City of Brampton is offering a reminder, to those who celebrate Canada Day on July 1, that there are bylaws for enjoying fireworks. 

The city allows short-range fireworks to be set off on private property without the need for a permit. Fireworks are not permitted on the street, sidewalks, within city parks or on municipal or school properties.

Short-range fireworks are those that tend to travel less than three metres (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). All other rocket-type fireworks are banned in Brampton.

When using short-range fireworks on private property, residents must follow these safety precautions:

  • Have a container of water or a hose line filled with water available to extinguish fireworks.
  • Never light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand, other than a sparkler.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
  • After using sparklers, place them in a container of water to fully cool before disposal.
  • Allow all fireworks to fully cool before disposal.

Canada Day is one of four days a year when short-range fireworks are allowed on private property in Brampton without the need for a permit. Under the by-law, fireworks are also permitted on Victoria Day, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.

Thursday will be the second day that Brampton is in Step 2 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan. Outdoor social gatherings are limited to 25 people. Indoor gatherings are limited to five people, including members from different households.

For further guidance, visit brampton.ca/fireworks.  

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