With Canada Day approaching, the Municipality of Meaford would like to remind those that are looking to set off family fireworks as part of their celebrations to stay safe, celebrate responsibly and follow the rules.

In our municipality, family/consumer fireworks can only be discharged on private property. The discharge of fireworks must be placed at least 8 meters (18.4 feet) away from all structures and vehicles.

You can use fireworks in celebration of Canada Day from:

June 28, 2024, until July 4, 2024, between dusk and 11:00 p.m.

Firework users must be over the age of 18. Fireworks are not permitted on any Municipal land, boulevard and/or roadway (which includes all parks, open spaces, and beaches). For more information, please review By-law 46-2014 to Regulate Firearms, Fireworks and the Prohibition of Firecrackers

Fireworks are not permitted if there is a fire ban in effect. To check the fire risk rating, please visit Meaford.burnpermits.com or call toll-free 1-855-693-0080.

Please take the following safety precautions to avoid an injury and minimize any potential fire hazard or property damage:

  • Purchase family fireworks from a reliable source.
  • Read the instructions carefully.
  • Light fireworks one at a time at arm’s length, on a hard, flat, and level surface.
  • Supervise children carefully.
  • Ensure spectators are at a safe distance.
  • Have a bucket of sand, water supply, or working fire extinguisher on hand.
  • Never hold a lit firework or try to reignite a “dud” or defective firework.

Fireworks can be distressing to pets, so keep animals safely indoors when using fireworks. Please remember to be respectful of your neighbours and have a safe Canada Day.


For further information, contact:

Holly Hynes
Manager, Municipal Enforcement
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 extension 1134 | hhynes@meaford.ca 


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