The City of Brampton has been working to amend its fireworks by-law after misuse resulting in house fires over the past few years. As summer months approach and celebrations abound, here are a few things you need to know:
Rocket-type fireworks are now banned
The city has officially banned all rocket-type fireworks for consumer and residential use. Any fireworks expected to travel more than 10 feet from the point of ignition, like roman candles, flying lanterns, skyrockets, and barrages are now banned in Brampton.
Short-range fireworks are allowed without a permit
The city will allow the use of short-range fireworks on all Brampton residential properties on Victoria Day, Canada Day, Diwali and New Year’s Eve, without a permit.
Short-range fireworks include fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers and any other fireworks expected to travel less than 10 feet.
All fireworks are still prohibited in some places
Fireworks of any kind — whether they be short-range or rocket — are prohibited on streets, sidewalks, schoolyards, and other public properties.
Firework sales are now restricted
The new by-law will restrict the sale of rocket-type fireworks. It will also include mandatory annual training; and an annual licensing fee of $1,600 to $2,000 for all firework retailers.
Find out more about the city’s fireworks by-laws here.