Is the new fireworks bylaw working in Caledon?
The town of Caledon said the bylaw, which took effect April 26, helped reduce the number of personal fireworks this Victoria Day weekend.
“We received five emails and nine phone calls over the Victoria Day weekend to report personal fireworks activity,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “That is a marked improvement over previous years and will only get better as more people learn about the bylaw.”
After receiving numerous complaints about noise, property damage and safety incidents in 2021, the council passed a bylaw that no longer allows the sale nor discharging of fireworks for personal use in Caledon.
Municipal law enforcement staff and police responded to complaints over the long weekend, giving enforcement officers a chance to educate the public about changes to the fireworks bylaw, the town said.
The bylaw restricts the use of personal fireworks requiring a permit for large fireworks displays, such as community events, motion pictures and theatrical pyrotechnics.
The town is hosting a fireworks display during the Celebrate Caledon event at Albion Hills Conservation Area from 2 to 10 pm on Canada Day (July 1).