You can’t set off fireworks in Mississauga on Labour Day unless you have a permit


Published August 31, 2022 at 4:35 pm

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Mississauga residents who want to celebrate Labour Day Monday with fireworks are reminded that they’ll need a permit to do so.

City of Mississauga officials say people can only set off fireworks on private property/at home without permits on four days of the year: 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.

If you don’t have a permit already, it’s too late to set off fireworks on the upcoming holiday Monday, or on the Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend. Two weeks’ notice is required.

Instead, City officials suggest “celebrating without fireworks. Try glow sticks, noisemakers or sparklers.”

Additionally, fireworks cannot be used on a public street, park or road without a permit.

Also, “you should only buy fireworks from a licensed retailer,” City officials add.

Those who want to plan a commercial or public fireworks display, on public or private property, require a different permit.

In those cases, various information and fees must be provided to Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services including name of certified fireworks supervisor/pyrotechnician, diagram of site location and letter of consent from property owner (if not owned by the applicant), among other information.

To apply for a permit, or for more information, email [email protected] or call 905-896-5908.

Applications for permits must be sent at least 14 days prior to the event.

Any fireworks complaints related to displays on private property can be addressed by calling 311 within Mississauga.

For complaints related to fireworks on public roadways, call Peel Regional Police at 905-453-3311.

For complaints related to fireworks in parks, call 905-615-4060.

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