Ingersoll | Ontario

By-Law No. 10-4550, Being a By-Law to prohibit smoking near municipal entrances and lands. By-Law No. 10-4557, A by-Law to amend By-law No. 10-4550 being a by-law to prohibit smoking near municipal entrances and lands.

Smoking prohibited on any Town owned sports field, on any walkway set out on or through Town owned and occupied property (but not sidewalks), and within 9 m of any Town facility including but not limited to splash pads, playground equipment, spectator seating areas, ball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and within 9 m of the entrance to the Ingersoll District Memorial Arena, Victoria Park Community Centre, Town Centre, Fire Hall, Police Station, Public Works Department, Fusion Youth Activity & Technology Centre, and to public washrooms. Only signage and the appendices are addressed in the amendment.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoke or Smoking” includes the carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment or product but does not include smoke or smoking where smoke or smoking is used in a stage production of a theatrical performance.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
Municipal Property
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis

Exemptions for stage productions are not recommended.


Ingersoll’s bylaw includes as Schedule “B” a “Witness Statement” form to be used when a member of the public wants to report someone smoking in an area where it is prohibited.

Date Passed: May 3, 2010

Date in Force: May 3, 2010

Date Last Amended: May 17, 2010

Leading Edge: No

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act

Bylaw Under Development? No

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