Elliot Lake | Ontario

Bylaw No. 03-4, A Bylaw to Regulate Smoking in Public Places and Workplaces

Smoking prohibited on hospital property, within 9 m of entrances to public places owned by the municipality (there is no mention of air intakes and operable windows in the bylaw), and within 15 m of playground equipment and recreation fields including but not limited to baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, etc. Smoking also prohibited in Miners Monument Park, but not in any of the other parks in the city.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoke” or “smoking” includes the carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment, 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
Hospital Grounds
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 11-20 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 11-20 m

Policy Analysis

his is leading edge because smoking is prohibited on hospital property. However, an exemption for smoking in stage productions is not recommended.

Date Passed:

Date in Force: May 11, 2009

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

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

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

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Contact: 705-848-2287

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