King to enforce fireworks bylaw over Canada Day weekend

Bylaw Enforcement
Community Services
Fire and Emergency Services
General News
News Releases
Media Release

The Township of King will be enforcing its fireworks bylaw on the Canada Day weekend to help keep residents and property safe.

Instead of setting off private fireworks, residents are being encouraged to attend the Canada Day Fireworks display on Saturday, July 1, 2023 in Kettleby.

The event starts at 5 p.m. in Kettleby Park. There will be food, music and a fireworks show at this family-friendly event. Attendees can bring their own food or purchase some at the event. There will be children's games, free cake, stage and grounds entertainment, historical tours of Kettleby and the event will end with spectacular fireworks.

Anyone who decides to set off private fireworks must do so under the following guidelines:

  • Fireworks can only be set off between dusk and 11 p.m. on the designated days.
  • Fireworks can only be set off on the Victoria Day holiday, Canada Day and the third day of the Diwali Festival.
  • Vendors will now require a permit to sell fireworks within King Township.
  • Fireworks cannot be set off on any public land, including parks, parking lots or roads.

Fireworks are potential fire hazards and the loud noises they make can negatively impact pets, livestock, wild animals and people sensitive to loud noises.

Enforcement will take place over the Canada Day weekend. Enforcement will include any prohibited activity occurring in parks or on roads.

To report a complaint or concern contact the Bylaw Division at Please report any issues as soon as possible.

- 30 -

Media contact

Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer

Township of King | Phone: 416-559-5093 | Email: