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There are five types of permits to sell fireworks on a temporary or permanent basis.
Fireworks definitions and insurance requirements
Family fireworks – $2,000,000 CGL insurance
- Low hazard fireworks used for recreation:
- fireworks showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pinwheels, Roman candles, volcanoes, sparklers and other similar devices
- Vendors required 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 – $5,000,000 CGL insurance
- High hazard fireworks:
- rockets, serpents, shells, bombshells, tourbillions, maroons, large wheels, bouquets, barrages, bombardos, waterfalls, fountains, batteries, illuminations, set pieces and pigeons.
- theatrical explosives are those used to produce a pyrotechnic theatrical effect in connection with a movie, theatre or tv production or performance.
- Vendors required to show proof of at least $5,000,000 in Comprehensive General Liability insurance, naming the City of Toronto as an additional insured.