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Delta Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 7481, 2015

This bylaw prohibits smoking and vaping in indoor public places and workplaces, as well as on municipal property, including all parks and  playgrounds.

However, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture may designate areas in parks and open spaces or on municipal lands where smoking may be permitted.



Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Weeds and Substances


“Liquor outlet” means a commercial establishment which is licensed under the “Liquor Control and Licensing Act”, including but not limited to lounges, pubs, neighbourhood pubs, beer parlours, and any outdoor seating areas used in connection therewith, but not including restaurants.

“Park or municipal land” means play areas, play lots, playgrounds, play fields, trails, public squares, walkways, open spaces and other places including recreation or cultural facilities which are owned, possessed or operated by Delta and which are used, reserved or dedicated for public purposes.

“Place of public assembly” means any building or structure or portion thereof used for the gathering together of persons for the purpose of education, worship, entertainment, recreation, business or amusement, but does not include a casino or private club.

“Restaurant” means any food establishment in which prepared food is served to the public in exchange for money or services, or any place to which the public have access for the purpose of purchasing prepared food for human consumption on or off the premises, and includes any outdoor seating areas used in connection therewith, but for the purposes of this Bylaw does not include liquor outlets.

“Smoke” or “smoking” means the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of a lighted cigarette, cigar, 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.

Places Smoking Prohibited

E-cigarettes (indoors)
E-cigarettes (outdoors)
Municipal Property
Patios - Restaurants
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Policy Analysis

This is a leading edge bylaw because it prohibits smoking and vaping indoors and outdoors, including on all municipal property (including trails), and inside restaurants and on their patios.

It is recommended that bars be treated the same as restaurants to create a level playing field. The designated smoking areas allowed in the bylaw are not recommended.

Date Passed: January 25, 2016

Date in Force: January 25, 2016

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

Please find contact information related to this bylaw, and links to supporting materials.




Other information:

Bylaw No. 7481

Staff Report

Enjoy Delta’s Smoke-Free Parks and Open Spaces

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