Ban private fireworks in Toronto
North York Mirror
To the editor:
I am writing this open letter to all, as a sign of my frustration of having to listen to fireworks July 1 and 2 until 1 a.m.
I am disappointed in my neighbourhood and my neighbours who have shown such a lack of respect for their fellow neighbours to be still lighting fireworks at 1 a.m. Monday morning.
I make the distinction these are neighbours – not friends – as friends would not do this.
Fireworks are for families and for kids to enjoy, if you start your display at 9 p.m. for instance, everyone should be finished by 11 p.m. for sure.
What responsible parent would allow their children to stay up to 1 a.m. to watch fireworks? My guess would be not many.
I have called the police and they tell me its a noise bylaw infraction and there are no bylaw officers out tonight, big surprise, so these disrespectful neighbours get away with it.
To my politician friends, who have the power to change the laws, I have a suggestion. How about a ban on private fireworks? All you have to do is have people attend public displays like Ashbridges Bay, Canada’s Wonderland, Milne Park (Markham) or Centennial Park (Etobicoke) to name a few places.
This is just my pet peeve, thanks for letting me voice my concerns. Now I can enjoy my holiday Monday.