Smoking prohibited on patios and within 4 m of entranceways to workplaces and public places.
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes
“Smoke” or “smoking” includes the carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment.
Places Smoking ProhibitedDoorways, air intakes, operable windows
Patios - Restaurants and Bars
Buffer ZonesDoorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
This bylaw is considered leading edge because it includes a buffer zone around entranceways to all workplaces and public places, not just municipal buildings. Given that the bylaw was passed in 2004, this was particularly exemplary for its time. However, 4 m is not a great enough distance to prevent the smoke from entering buildings, creating a nuisance or health hazard for people entering and exiting. At least 7 m is recommended based on outdoor SHS scientific research.
Date Passed: February 11, 2004
Date in Force: May 31, 2004
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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