This by-law includes provisions to prohibit smoking in outdoor public spaces available for active recreation or quiet relaxation. After May 1, all municipal parks and associated facilities became smoke-free, including: amphitheatres and gazebos; ballfields; beaches; bleachers/field houses; parkettes; parking areas; playgrounds; skateboard and BMX parks; ski hills/outdoor rinks; soccer/football fields; splash pads; tennis courts; and trails/boardwalks/walkways. All events held in municipal parks are also required to be smoke-free. According to news reports, consultations were to take place over the summer and, in the fall of 2013, Council is expected to discuss smoke-free municipal property and patios. As of late October, consultations were still taking place with the hospitality industry and the public.
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes
“Smoke” or “smoking” includes the carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment and smoke has a corresponding meaning.
Places Smoking ProhibitedBeaches
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
This is leading edge because it includes beaches and trails.
Date Passed: February 12, 2013
Date in Force: May 1, 2013
Date Last Amended:
Leading Edge: Yes
Level of Government: Municipal
Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act
Bylaw Under Development? No
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