The City is reviewing the Fireworks Bylaw and wants to hear from you! Share your feedback via an online survey by 11.59 p.m. March 5, 2021.

 

Businesses that sell fireworks from a temporary mobile location, such as a trailer in a parking lot, are required to obtain a licence.

Learn more about the rules for fireworks display and fireworks safety tips.

Individuals, partnerships or corporations.

Minimum Age

Must be at least 18 years of age

Identification Requirements

Original documents are required for all applications and renewal transactions.

Include two pieces of government-issued identification (one must be photo ID):

  • Canadian Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • SIN Card (Social Insurance Number)
  • Valid Work Permit

Note:

  • First and last names must match on all identification.
  • We do not accept Health Cards.
  • Identification is required for all officers/directors listed on the Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Profile or Federal Form 6

Business Requirements

All applicants must also provide the following:

Corporations must also provide:

  • a copy of Articles of Incorporation (Note: If there has been a change to the list of officers and directors, please also provide a current Corporate Profile Report or a Federal Form 6)
  • the Annual Return for Corporation Form which lists all current directors & officers of the Corporation. This must be:
    • original as copies will not be accepted
    • signed by an officer/director of the Corporation. The Form cannot be signed by a designate of the Corporation.

If a director of the corporation is unable to apply in person at the Licence and Permit Issuing Office, a designate may apply on their behalf. The designate must:

  • have an original letter advising of their signing authority on corporation letterhead, signed by a director of the corporation dated within 30 days
  • provide two pieces of identification for themselves
  • provide two pieces of identification for each officer and director of the corporation, or, if original identification is not available, notarized photocopies of the identification will also be accepted.

Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check

Applicants must provide an original Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.

A designate applying on behalf of a corporation must also provide a Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check for each officer and director of the Corporation.

Insurance Requirements

Minimum insurance requirements vary depending on the type of fireworks being sold:

  • family fireworks – $2,000,000 CGL insurance

The completed insurance form must be signed and stamped by the insurer.

Permission From the Property Owner

A letter on letterhead dated the current calendar year advising the property owner gives permission for fireworks to be sold on the property.

Site Plan

A sketch of the property and where fireworks will be sold.

Federal Explosives Licence

A Natural Resources Canada Authorization of Explosives licence is required if the vendor stores over 1000 kg (gross weight) of family fireworks at the site.

The Licence and Permit Issuing Office at the East York Civic Centre is closed due to COVID-19. Businesses requiring licences and/or permits from the City of Toronto can apply via a new online application portal.

Licence application and renewal fees must be paid online. Please have all required documents ready to upload before starting the application, as it requires 10-15 minutes to complete and cannot be saved.

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If you have already submitted an application you may upload additional documents using your upload token.

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