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June 23, 2006
Media Advisory - Firework safety tips for Canada Day
Toronto Fire Services, Toronto Police Service and City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation invite the media to learn about firework safety on Canada Day.

Date: Monday, June 26
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Lake Ontario beach (near the foot of Windermere Avenue)

Fireworks are not toys. They are powerful pyrotechnic articles. The Toronto Fire Services does not recommend backyard or family-gathering fireworks, or informal neighbourhood displays. It is illegal to light fireworks in public parks.

Toronto Fire Services strongly suggests that residents attend free firework displays presented by trained professionals. Fireworks will be displayed on Saturday, July 1 at the following times and locations:
  • Ashbridges Bay Park, Lakeshore Blvd., east of Coxwell, at 9:45 p.m.
  • Centennial Park in Etobicoke, 256 Centennial Park Rd., at dusk
  • Milliken Park, on Alton Towers Crescent, south of Steeles between McCowan and Middlefield, at 10 p.m.
  • Stan Wadlow Park, 888 Cosburn Ave., east of Woodbine, at 10 p.m.
  • Weston Lions Park, Lawrence Ave. W. and Weston Rd., at 10:15 p.m.
  • Downsview Park, southeast of Sheppard Ave. W. and Keele St., at 10:30 p.m.

For more information about fireworks safety, visit:

Media contacts:

Mike Strapko
Acting District Chief
Toronto Fire Services

Constable Stephen Burns
Traffic Services
Toronto Police Service

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline



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