Essa, Township of | Ontario

Bylaw No. 2011-62, A Bylaw of the Corporation of the Town of Essa to prohibit smoking outdoors on Township owned property

Smoking is prohibited on municipally owned property. This includes all municipal parks, facilities, spectator seating areas, ice surfaces, outdoor pads, trails, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds. Smoking also prohibited on walkways or paths (except sidewalks) on Township owned and occupied property.

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

Municipal Property
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Policy Analysis

This is leading edge because it prohibits smoking on all municipal property. However, the bylaw allows for an exemption for smoking during stage productions, which is not recommended.

Date Passed: October 19, 2011

Date in Force: November 1, 2011

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: 705-424-9770

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