Here’s how to avoid a $100,000 fireworks fine in Brampton this Canada Day

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Published June 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Here's how to avoid a $100,000 fireworks fine in Brampton this Canada Day

As this long weekend’s upcoming Canada Day festivities will cause many households in Brampton to throw at-home celebrations, it is important to note that there is an active fireworks ban within city limits. 

This bylaw guarantees a total ban of all fireworks in the area, including the use, sale, offer, display, purchase, distribution, possession and discharge of fireworks-related materials.  However, this rule has a few exceptions, as city officials note that common festive sparklers are permitted. 

Materials that are not permitted under this ban are:

  • Consumer fireworks 
  • Roman candles 
  • Fountains 
  • Ground spinners 
  • Burning school houses 
  • Display fireworks 
  • Rockets
  • Bombshells 
  • Maroons 
  • Flying lanterns 
  • Cherry bombs 
  • M-80s 
  • Flash bombs

The City of Brampton is quick to note that this ban is in effect to ensure that property damage remains minimal and to prevent air/noise pollution. For those who do not comply with these parameters, authorities are not shy about dishing out penalties — as there are many.

The list of penalties surrounding fireworks usage in Brampton includes:

  • Discharge and possession: $500
  • Intent to sell or distribute fireworks: $1,000
  • Allowing fireworks to be set off on private property: $500
  • Failure to comply with a direct order: $1,000

City officials have also relayed that fines are not limited to these separate infringements, as total fines surrounding fireworks usage can range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $100,000.

For more information on fireworks regulations, visit the City of Brampton’s official website. 

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