KITCHENER – The City of Kitchener wants you to stay safe this Victoria Day long weekend. Please follow local regulations on lighting fireworks and be mindful of closures across the city.

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:

Offices at Kitchener City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 20, in honour of Victoria Day. Services normally offered by staff will be available again on Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. The building itself will remain open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. as it does on all holidays and weekends.

The market will be closed as usual on Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20. It will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 21.

All Kitchener Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20. 

Regularly scheduled swim lessons will take place on Sunday, May 19. Breithaupt pool, Forest Heights pool and Lyle Hallman pool will be open Friday to Sunday. At Cameron Heights Pool, registered programs will be cancelled Friday through Sunday, although the pool will remain open for public swims and lane swims throughout the holiday weekend.

All pools will be closed on Monday, May 20 for the holiday.

Most splash pads will open on Friday, May 17. Visit for an up-to-date listing.

All community centres are closed on Monday, May 20. The Williamsburg community centre will be closed Saturday through Monday.

Activa Sportsplex is open for scheduled rentals. The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation walking track at Activa Sportsplex is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Victoria Day.

The administration office at The Aud will be closed for the Victoria Day holiday. The Aud is open Saturday, May 18 to Monday, May 20 for the Annual Dog Show, Rally & Agility Trials, presented by the K-W Kennel Club. For details, visit The Activa Box Office at the Aud is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. all weekend, including Monday.

Budd Park indoor soccer facility will be closed on Monday, May 20.


For more information:

Nicole Amaral

Interim Communications Director | Communications and Marketing | City of Kitchener
519-741-2200 x 7861 | TTY 1-866-969-9994 |