Smoking prohibited in enclosed or partially enclosed public transit shelters, in vehicles with children under the age of 16, within 7.5 m of any door, operable window or air intake, in a customer service area (partially enclosed or unenclosed balcony, patio, yard or sidewalk associated with the service of food or alcoholic drinks), and in any outdoor gathering place under the City’s jurisdiction including parks, sports fields, playgrounds, the promenade, pier and beach. Broad definition of smoking is not exclusive to tobacco and includes other lighted smoking equipment.
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances
“Smoke” or “smoking” means the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other lighted smoking equipment burning tobacco or any other weed or substance, but does not include smoking by actors as part of a stage or theatrical performance or as part of a traditional aboriginal cultural activity.
Places Smoking ProhibitedBeaches
Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
Patios - Restaurants and Bars
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Buffer ZonesDoorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
This bylaw is leading edge because it includes other weeds and substances, and prohibits smoking on City beaches and within a 7.5 m buffer zone around patios and doorways, operable windows and air intakes of buildings to which the public has access. However, an exemption for smoking in stage productions is not recommended.
Age RestrictionsPrivate Vehicles with Children Present - 16
Date Passed: October 3, 2008
Date in Force: January 1, 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
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