Businesses that sell fireworks from a temporary mobile location, such as a trailer in a parking lot, are required to obtain a licence.
Individuals, partnerships or corporations.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Original documents are required for all applications and renewal transactions.
Include two pieces of government-issued identification (one must be photo ID):
All applicants must also provide the following:
Corporations must also provide:
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:
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.
Minimum insurance requirements vary depending on the type of fireworks being sold:
The completed insurance form must be signed and stamped by the insurer.
A letter on letterhead dated the current calendar year advising the property owner gives permission for fireworks to be sold on the property.
A sketch of the property and where fireworks will be sold.
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.
If you have already submitted an application you may upload additional documents using your upload token.