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Be a Good Neighbour this Canada Day Long Weekend: Safety Tips and City Guidelines

Mississauga ON – As summer kicks off and Canada Day approaches, residents of Mississauga are gearing up for a festive long weekend filled with fireworks, barbecues, and park outings. Whether you’re planning to join the City’s grand celebration at Mississauga Celebration Square or host a backyard gathering, it’s important to keep safety in mind and be a considerate neighbour. The City of Mississauga has outlined key guidelines to ensure everyone enjoys a fun and safe Canada Day weekend.

Fireworks Safety

For those eager to light up the sky with fireworks, the City’s Canada Day event at Mississauga Celebration Square promises a spectacular display alongside live performances from Crash Adams, Lu Kala, and Zeina, plus a variety of food trucks.

If you prefer to celebrate at home, remember that fireworks are only permitted on private property on Monday, July 1, from dusk until 11 p.m. without a permit. Fireworks are not allowed on June 29 or 30 without a special permit. Using fireworks on public streets or in parks always requires a permit from the City.

To safely dispose of used or unused fireworks, submerge them in water overnight, wrap them in plastic bags, and discard them in the garbage. The City will increase the number of Enforcement officers during the long weekend to ensure compliance and respond to complaints promptly. To report illegal fireworks use, visit mississauga.ca/fireworks or call 311. Please refrain from calling 911 for such issues.

Parking and Park Etiquette

Expecting guests on Canada Day? The City allows on-street parking beyond the five-hour limit from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 1. When visiting Mississauga’s parks, particularly the waterfront, park only in designated areas to avoid fines and ensure emergency vehicle access. Parking violations south of Lakeshore Road will incur a $100 fine until September 30.

When enjoying the parks, practice good etiquette: dispose of litter correctly, keep dogs leashed and clean up after them, refrain from feeding wildlife, and use designated barbecue areas, disposing of hot coals properly in designated bins.

Fire Safety

Summer is synonymous with outdoor cooking and barbecues. To keep these activities safe:

  • Avoid cooking in garages.
  • Keep barbecues away from fences and buildings.
  • Clean grills after use.
  • Ensure smoke and smells don’t bother neighbours.
  • Never leave fires unattended until completely extinguished.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher or hose nearby.

For more tips, review the City’s BBQ safety guide.

Respect for City Staff and Neighbours

During Canada Day celebrations, remember to show respect to City staff who are working hard to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Be kind to your neighbours and considerate in your celebrations.

By following these guidelines, we can all contribute to a safe and enjoyable Canada Day long weekend in Mississauga. Let’s come together to celebrate responsibly and make this holiday memorable for everyone.

Kelly

Kelly Deschamps is the dedicated City Hall Reporter, bringing forth the pulse of municipal affairs with precision and clarity. With an astute eye for detail and a passion for uncovering the stories that shape urban life, Deschamps delivers comprehensive coverage of local governance. For inquiries or feedback, contact Kelly at kelly.deschamps@gtaweekly.ca

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