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Bylaws No. 793, 2017 & No. 772, 2015, A Bylaw to amend the Parks and Public Places Bylaw No. 669, 2007 to add enforcement ability in the event of unlawful activities. Bylaw No. 669-2007, A Bylaw to Regulate Parks and Other Public Places (Village of Lumby Parks and Public Places Bylaw 669-2007)

On 2 September 2014 Lumby Council defeated a motion to prohibit smoking “In any park, including playground, playing field, spray park, skate and/or bike park or trail (including the Salmon Trail).” Council felt that the public was not ready for it. As per Bylaws 738, 2012 and 669, 2007 smoking was still prohibited in parks, but only where there is signage indicating so.

On 10 August 2015 Lumby Council reversed its 2 September 2014 decision and passed amendments to the Parks and Public Places Bylaw 669, 2007, which now prohibits smoking on the Salmon Trail, within 3 m of bus stops, in any green space including playgrounds, playing fields, spray park, pool, skate and/or bike park or trail. The new definition of smoking includes electronic cigarettes, waterpipes and other weeds and substances. Use of these products is prohibited in all civic buildings, but not other buildings to which the public has access.

On 23 January 2017 Council again amended the Parks and Public Places Bylaw, 669, 2007 with Bylaw no. 793, 2017 to expand the smoke-free buffer zone around bus stops from 3 m to 7.5 m, and to expand the definition of smoking to include vapour products including e-cigarettes. Notwithstanding this prohibition, the traditional use of tobacco in Aboriginal ceremonies in parks is permitted.

Products Included

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


“Smoke or smoking” means the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of a lighted cigarette, vapour products including electronic cigarettes, cigar, pipe, hookah or other lighted smoking equipment burning tobacco or any other weed or substance.

Places Smoking Prohibited

E-cigarettes (outdoors)
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Transit Shelters/Stops
Waterpipes (indoors)

Buffer Zones

Transit Shelters/Stops - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis

This is a leading edge bylaw because it prohibits the use of vapour products including e-cigarettes, waterpipes and other weeds and substances wherever smoking is prohibited outdoors and in civic buildings. The bylaw would be strengthened by prohibiting the use of these products in all buildings and workplaces to which the public has access. The bylaw is also leading edge because it prohibits smoking on trails.

Date Passed: October 1, 2007

Date in Force: October 8, 2015

Date Last Amended: January 23, 2017

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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