Smoking prohibited in hotel rooms (includes motels and inns) effective 1 May 2008 for new reservations and 1 September 2009 for existing reservations. Smoking prohibited in the common areas indoors and out of buildings containing two (2) or more private residences. Common areas of these multi-unit dwellings include patios, pools and other recreational areas. Smoking also prohibited within 5 m of the doorways of all workplaces and other buildings to which the public has access, and at public transit shelters and school bus stops if they have a roof. Smoking also prohibited on bar and restaurant patios.
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes
“Smoke” or “smoking” includes the carrying, holding or otherwise controlling of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment.
Places Smoking ProhibitedDoorways, air intakes, operable windows
Hotels and Other Temporary Guest Accommodations
Patios - Restaurants and Bars
School Bus Stops
Buffer ZonesDoorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
This is leading edge because smoking is prohibited in hotel rooms, in common areas outside multi-unit dwellings, and at school bus stops that have a roof, within 5 m of the doorways of all workplaces and other buildings to which the public has access. However, this is not a great enough distance to prevent smoke from entering a building and creating a nuisance or health hazard for people entering and exiting. At least 7 m is recommended based on outdoor SHS scientific research. The bylaw could also be strengthened by including air intakes and operable windows.
Date Passed: November 1, 2004
Date in Force: July 1, 2005
Date Last Amended: April 7, 2008
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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