Back in May the City of Brampton changed its fireworks bylaws, banning the use all rocket-type fireworks by residents.

While rocket-type fireworks are banned from regular use, short-range fireworks are still allowed for residents without a permit on Victoria Day, Canada Day, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.

During this year’s Diwali celebrations, on Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, short-range fireworks including fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers and any other fireworks expected to travel less than 10 feet will be allowed without a permit.

Use of short-range fireworks is sanctioned for use on personal property and not on city street, sidewalks, within city parks or on municipal or school properties.

The bylaw also requires that:

  • You have a container of water or a hose line that’s filled with water available to extinguish fireworks
  • You never light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand, other than a sparkler
  • After using sparklers, place them in a container of water to fully cool before disposal
  • Allow all fireworks to fully cool before disposal

Find out more about the City of Brampton’s fireworks rules and bylaws by clicking here.