Smoking, the definition of which is broad, is prohibited at any City-owned or operated recreation and sport facilities/properties indoors and out. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Community centres,
- Sport fields,
- Sport courts,
- Green spaces,
- Swimming pools,
- Viewing areas,
- Park benches, and
- Parking lots
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Tobacco Products, Waterpipes
“Recreation and Sport Facility/Property” means all city-owned or operated indoor and outdoor sport and recreation facilities/properties, including but not limited to: community centres, sport fields, sport courts, parks, playgrounds, green spaces, arenas, swimming pools, boardwalks, trails, viewing areas, park benches, and parking lots.
“Smoke or Smoking” means to smoke, utilize, hold or otherwise have control over an ignited tobacco product or operating electronic smoking device, water pipe or other device or instrument used or intended to be used to deliver vapour or smoke by inhalation from the device in a manner that resembles smoking;
“Tobacco product” means a product manufactured from tobacco and intended to be smoked.
Places Smoking ProhibitedE-cigarettes (indoors)
Enclosed public places
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
This bylaw is considered leading edge because of its broad definition of smoking and because of its scope: smoking is prohibited in a number of indoor and outdoor environments including on trails, in parks and in parking lots.
However, it is not recommended to include vaping in the definition of smoking. These are two different activities with different risks for users and bystanders.
Date Passed: March 12, 2018
Date in Force: March 12, 2018
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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