Here’s what residents need to know about Diwali fireworks in Mississauga
Published November 3, 2023 at 3:59 pm
Mississauga residents celebrating Diwali this year can legally set off fireworks on their property without a permit, but only on one day.
City of Mississauga officials said in a news release that fireworks may be set off without permits only on Sunday, Nov. 12 until midnight.
The annual South Asian festival of lights, which begins next week with preparations in advance of the most significant day, Nov. 12, is one of four holidays throughout the year when people can set off fireworks at their homes in Mississauga without permits.
Mississauga officials say people can only set off fireworks on private property/at home without permits on Victoria Day, Canada Day, Lunar New Year and Diwali.
On any other day, people must apply to the city for a fireworks display permit, officials say. However, fireworks cannot be used on a public street, park or road at any time without a permit, according to the city.
Also, “you should only buy fireworks from a licensed retailer,” city officials add.
“Over the next several days, families across Mississauga will prepare for Diwali, a holiday that symbolizes light over darkness,” the news release from the city reads. “Families often use colourful lights, lanterns, candles and fireworks to celebrate the light in their lives. While these traditions are bright, the city reminds residents that it’s important to keep Diwali safe and enjoyable for everyone, including their neighbours.”
For more information, email [email protected] or call 905-896-5908 or 311 (city’s info line). Complaints can also be filed by calling 311.
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