In Toronto, the use and sale of fireworks are regulated by the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 466, Fireworks.

Fireworks on private property may only be used without a permit on Victoria Day and Canada Day. To use fireworks on private property any other day of the year you must have a permit from Toronto Fire Services. To request a permit to use fireworks contact tfs_events@toronto.ca or 416-338-8783.  Learn more about fireworks safety tips.

Discharging or igniting fireworks in a City park is prohibited at all times. You can contact 311 to report the use of fireworks in a City park or illegal sale and possible misuse of fireworks.

The sale of fireworks in Toronto requires a licence or permit from the Municipal Licensing and Standards. Learn about the different fireworks licences and permits and how to apply.

As directed by City Council on October 2020, the City is reviewing the Fireworks Bylaw to explore opportunities for enhanced public education to support safe and compliant use of fireworks. Staff are reviewing current regulations related to the sale and discharge of fireworks and are also considering environmental protections and policies in other jurisdictions. A report is expected at the General Government and Licensing Committee in Q2 2021.

Family fireworks can be used on private property without a permit on Victoria Day and Canada Day only.

To display fireworks on private property on any other day of the year you must apply for a receive a permit from the Toronto Fire Services. To request a permit to use fireworks contact tfs_events@toronto.ca or 416-338-8783.

Family fireworks include low hazard fireworks for recreation, such as fireworks showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pinwheels, Roman candles, volcanoes, sparklers and other similar devices.

Always be aware of your surroundings when using fireworks. Do not discharge fireworks where it may be a nuisance or pose a risk of fire, injury or damage to any person or property.

If you plan to host your own fireworks display, make sure responsible adults supervise. Take the time to prepare, protect and prevent: prepare for a safe display, protect all participants/viewers and prevent a fireworks-related accident. Learn more about fireworks safety tips.

The sale of fireworks in Toronto requires a licence or permit from Municipal Licencing and Standards.

Family fireworks include low hazard fireworks for recreation, such as fireworks showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pinwheels, Roman candles, volcanoes, sparklers and other similar devices. Vendors selling family fireworks need to show proof of at least $2,000,000 in Comprehensive General Liability insurance, naming the City of Toronto as an additional insured.

Display and theatrical fireworks are high hazard fireworks and include, rockets, serpents, shells, bombshells, tourbillions, maroons, large wheels, bouquets, barrages, bombardos, waterfalls, fountains, batteries, illuminations, set pieces and pigeons. This also includes theatrical explosives are those used to produce a pyrotechnic theatrical effect in connection with a movie, theatre or tv production or performance. Vendors selling display and theatrical fireworks are required to show proof of at least $5,000,000 in Comprehensive General Liability insurance, naming the City of Toronto as an additional insured.

Learn about the different fireworks licences and permits and how to apply.