Victoria Day fireworks display set for tonight at Ashbridges Bay Park

The City of Toronto's Victoria Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay is set for 10 p.m. on the night of Monday, May 22. Beach Metro Community News file photo.

The Victoria Day 2023 fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park in the Beach is set for Monday, May 22, at 10 p.m.

Presented annually by the City of Toronto, the display is expected to last approximately 14 minutes.

For tonight’s fireworks display, Toronto police are strongly advising that those planning on attending take the TTC as parking is severely limited and there will be significant road closures in the area of Ashbridges Bay Park.

“Due to large crowds, drivers can expect major traffic delays and limited parking,” police said.

Road closures on Victoria Day will include Coxwell Avenue from Lake Shore Blvd East to Eastern Avenue, and Lake Shore Boulevard East from Leslie Street to Queen Street East.

Additional TTC buses have been added for tonight on the 22A Coxwell and 92A Woodbine routes.

Ashbridges Bay Park is located at 1561 Lake Shore Blvd. E. at the foot of Coxwell Avenue at Lake Ontario.

There is good viewing of the display from Woodbine Beach and along the Boardwalk.

Police are also strongly reminding those planning on attending today’s display that it is illegal to light fireworks, light bonfires or consume alcohol in local parks or on the beaches.

Those in violation will have their fireworks and alcohol confiscated and will also be fined. Police said bonfires will be extinguished by firefighters and fines will be levied on those who started them.

Residents across Toronto are also being reminded that it is only legal to light off fireworks on private property without a permit on Victoria Day and Canada Day. Displays on private property cannot be set off after 11 p.m.

For more information on the City of Toronto’s bylaws regarding the use of fireworks, please go to https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/public-notices-bylaws/bylaw-enforcement/fireworks/


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