New Westminster | British Columbia

New Westminster Sidewalk Cafe Encroachment Bylaw, No. 6370, 1997, as amended by Bylaw No. 7375, also known as A Bylaw to Permit Encroachment on City Sidewalks for the Purpose of Operating a Sidewalk Cafe

Smoking is prohibited in a sidewalk cafe provided for a lounge or public house. The bylaw does not address patios that do not encroach on sidewalks.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


None provided.

Policy Analysis

This approach is not recommended on its own as it does not provide a level playing field for the hospitality industry when smoking is prohibited at sidewalk cafes but not on patios. For ease of enforcement, smoking should be prohibited at both.

Date Passed: February 10, 1997

Date in Force: February 3, 1997

Date Last Amended: February 1, 2010

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Does not exceed the Smoke-free Ontario Act

Bylaw Under Development? No

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