Mississauga’s bylaw addresses the issue of waterpipe use outdoors. The rest of the bylaw is fairly narrowly defined, in that smoking is only prohibited in and around Mississauga Celebration Square and the parks or paths that run through it. Smoking is also prohibited in private vehicles within the boundaries of the Square.
The specific places where smoking is prohibited are: 300 City Centre Drive, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West, and Mississauga Celebration Square. There are two designated smoking areas near the Square, but not within its boundaries.
The amended bylaw now also prohibits smoking near Sheridan College at Scholars’ Green Phase I (275 Prince of Wales Drive) and the future Scholars’ Green Phase II (300 Rathburn Road West).
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Waterpipes
“Smoking tobacco” includes the holding of tobacco while the product is alight or emitting smoke, and the verb “smoke” shall include a similar meaning;
“Tobacco” includes pipe tobacco, water-pipe tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos or any similar product made with or containing tobacco.
“Public Space” means the list of properties, addresses, places and areas in Schedule “A” attached to and forming a part of this By-law, but does not in any case include a highway; which may include parks as defined under the City’s Parks By-law 186-05, as amended; or other publicly accessible outdoor areas owned or operated by the City of Mississauga.
For the purposes of interpretation, a Public Space includes all outdoor areas in a park or property including those parts covered by water or which are located within the abutting road allowances, and includes the internal trails, paths, walkways, parking, lots and lanes for vehicular or pedestrian use, specifically including both public and restricted access portions of such property, and further this By-law applies to a person while they are within or on a vehicle within such areas.
Places Smoking ProhibitedWaterpipes (outdoors)
This bylaw is considered leading edge because it explicitly includes waterpipes. It also prohibits smoking in private vehicles, whether or not children are present, within Mississauga Celebration Square, which is a novel concept.
Date Passed: April 23, 2014
Date in Force: May 1, 2014
Date Last Amended: July 24, 2015
Leading Edge: Yes
Level of Government: Municipal
Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act
Bylaw Under Development? No
Please find contact information related to this bylaw, and links to supporting materials.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-615-4311