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 and celebrate responsibly.

In our Municipality, family/consumer fireworks may only be used where they are a safe distance of 8 meters (18.4 feet) away from all structures and vehicles, and on private property. You can use fireworks in celebration of Canada Day from:

June 28th until July 4th, 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 roadway (which includes all parks, open spaces and beaches). For more information, please review By-law 46-2014 to Regulate Firearms, Fireworks and Prohibit Firecrackers

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 and happy Canada Day.