Brampton residents reminded only short-range fireworks permitted for Diwali

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Published October 26, 2021 at 12:06 pm

Diwali is next week, and Brampton residents are reminded that it is one of the four days out of the year when fireworks are legal.

According to Brampton’s by-laws, residents are permitted to set off short-range fireworks on their private property without the need for a permit four days per year, including on Diwali, which is on November 4 (the other three are New Year’s Eve, Victoria Day, and Canada Day).

Fireworks that are permitted to be set off on these days must be short-range—they can’t travel further than three metres or 10 feet.

Setting off fireworks that travel further than three metres is illegal, and fines range from $500 to $5,000.

Additionally, fireworks are permitted to be set off only on private property—setting them off on sidewalks or streets; or within City parks, schoolyards or any other public space is also illegal.

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