Peel Region | Ontario

Bylaw 20-2013, A by-law to prohibit smoking within nine metres of playground areas, outdoor recreational facilities and within nine metres of the entrances and exits to municipal buildings. Also known as “Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law.”

Smoking prohibited outdoors within a playground area as well as within a 9 m radius from the perimeter of a playground area (located on municipally owned and occupied property), within an outdoor recreational facility as well as within a 9 m radius of the perimeter of an outdoor recreational facility (including spectator seating areas) located on municipally owned and occupied property, and within a 9 m radius of an entrance or exit of a municipally-owned and occupied building. Air intakes and operable windows are not covered by the bylaw.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoking” includes the smoking or holding of lighted tobacco and “smoke” has a corresponding meaning. “Municipal Building” means any enclosed building or structure owned and occupied by a municipality and includes, but is not limited to: municipal offices, transit facilities, community centres, libraries, indoor swimming pools, arenas, museums, art galleries, public washrooms, concession stands, recreational centres, fire halls, ambulance stations, police stations, golf course clubhouses, and Peel Housing Corporation multi-unit residential buildings with common entrances. “Public Place” means a Municipal Building, Outdoor Recreational Facility and Playground Area.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
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
Parks - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis


Date Passed: February 14, 2013

Date in Force: September 2, 2013

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: No

Level of Government: Municipal

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

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

Please find contact information related to this bylaw, and links to supporting materials.

Contact: 905-799-7700 or 905-584-2216 (toll-free from Caledon)

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