The City of Kitchener, along with area municipalities across the Region of Waterloo, remind residents to keep safety top of mind this Victoria Day.

With the current lockdown and stay at home order in place, public firework displays will not be permitted, and public events have been cancelled across the region for the May long weekend (May 22-24). Fireworks cannot be set off in municipal parks, sports fields, laneways, or on school board property.

Additionally, residents are encouraged to exercise caution with private backyard firework displays. Residents are asked to celebrate with members of their household only and consider the possibility of celebrating the holiday in different ways this year. Please note that municipal by-law officers will be enforcing current public health restrictions.

Under the City of Kitchener Municipal Code, fireworks can only be set off on Victoria Day, Canada Day and Diwali, and the day immediately before and after these holidays. Fireworks cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18.

Questions about fireworks can be directed to the Kitchener Fire Department at 519-741-2496 or the corporate contact centre at 519-741-2345. In the event of an emergency or dangerous situation, always call 911. For more information on fireworks safety, visit www.kitchener.ca/fireworkssafety

FACILITY CLOSURES Kitchener City Hall will be closed during the Victoria Day long weekend.

KITCHENER MARKET The market remains open for the farmers’ market on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online shopping options are also available. The market will be closed as usual on Sunday, May 23 and Monday, May 24.

KITCHENER PUBLIC LIBRARY All Kitchener Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 24.

POOLS City pools will be closed for the Victoria Day long weekend.

COMMUNITY CENTRES All community centres are closed for the Victoria Day long weekend.

THE AUD AND ARENAS All arenas are closed for the Victoria Day long weekend.

BUDD PARK Budd Park indoor soccer facility is currently closed.

 

For more information:

Shawn Falcao
Manager, Corporate Communications
shawnfalcao@kitchener.ca