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HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton encourages residents to celebrate safely over the Canada Day weekend. The Hamilton Fire Department, following recommendations from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office, advises all residents to attend public fireworks displays conducted by certified technicians who are trained to handle and discharge fireworks safely.

For those who choose to discharge family fireworks, the Hamilton Fire Department emphasizes the importance of setting off and disposing of fireworks safely to minimize the risk of fire and burn injuries.

In accordance with the Fireworks By-law, family fireworks can only be discharged on private property between dusk and 11:00 p.m. on Victoria Day and Canada Day only. In inclement weather, fireworks may be discharged during the same period on the day immediately following each holiday. Setting off fireworks on public or City property, such as roadways or parks, is strictly prohibited and may result in a fine.

To report fireworks discharges outside the permitted times or for noise complaints, residents can contact Municipal Law Enforcement Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 905-546-2782 or via email at For after-hours and urgent fireworks complaints, contact 905-546-2489.

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