Victoria Day Fireworks

Londoners wishing to discharge consumer fireworks this holiday weekend are reminded to keep safety top of mind and follow Fireworks By-law PW-11.

“This long weekend, fireworks are only permitted to be discharged in backyards on Monday, May 22, between sundown and 11:00 p.m. in celebration of Victoria Day,” says Mayor Josh Morgan. “Fireworks set off on any other day without a display permit or permission from City Council are subject to enforcement and a possible fine.”

“Anyone wishing to host a backyard fireworks display should take every safety precaution and be sure to follow the directions on fireworks packaging,” says Matt Hepditch, Deputy Fire Chief. “Only adults over the age of 18 who are aware of the hazards and exercising caution should handle and discharge fireworks.”

Planning a backyard display? Weather conditions should always be taken into consideration and a water hose or pail of water should be kept close by.  Fireworks are never permitted to be discharged in City parks or on streets.

London Fire Department Inspectors and Municipal Compliance Officers will be active in our community enforcing the by-law.

To report a noise concern relating to fireworks after hours or on days when not permitted, please call 519-661-5670 and provide the exact address from where the fireworks are occurring.

All other fireworks-related concerns should be directed to the London Fire Department non-emergency line at 519-661-5615 on May 22, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.  Concerns can also be submitted to

In the event of fire or personal injury that requires immediate medical attention, residents are reminded to call 9-1-1. 

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Last modified:Wednesday, May 17, 2023