This bylaw prohibits smoking:
- on municipally-owned property, including parks;
- within 4 m of an entrance, window or air intake of all buildings to which the public has access;
- on a street along a parade route when the parade is in progress, on any street that is closed for a public event, and on any street in a school area, as designated under the Motor Vehicle Act;
- on sidewalks adjacent to “public places.”
In addition, no driver or passenger may smoke in a vehicle with children and youth under the age of 18 present.
As this bylaw replaces the previous bylaw that regulated smoking indoors, it also prohibits smoking inside public places and workplaces.
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances
“Smoke” or “Smoking” shall mean inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, weed, plant, regulated narcotic, or other combustible substance.
“Public Event” includes, but is not limited to, a market, concert, festival or any other such event, whether admittance to the event is gratis or for a fee
“Public Place” means buildings, trails, paths, parks, playgrounds, cemetery’s [sic] and entrances thereto, and not so as to restrict the generality hereof, all lands, structures and facilities owned by or leased to the Town, including the grounds, parking lot and any adjacent sidewalk to such lands, structures or facilities.
“Street” means a public or private street, highway, road, lane, avenue, sidewalk, thoroughfare, bridge, square and the curbs, gutters, culverts and retaining walls in connection therewith.
Places Smoking ProhibitedDoorways, air intakes, operable windows
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 is a very progressive bylaw and is deemed to be leading edge because it prohibits smoking on trails, streets, sidewalks, all municipal property, and at outdoor events including festivals, markets and parades. It also prohibits smoking in vehicles with youth under the age of 18 present, whereas the Smoke-Free Ontario Act only does so for youth under 16.
Age RestrictionsPrivate Vehicles with Children Present - 18
Date Passed: January 7, 2014
Date in Force: January 22, 2014
Date Last Amended:
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: 902-542-5767 or 902-542-1068