Regional Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces By-law Approved

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Smoke Free Niagara


Niagara residents and visitors can now enjoy smoke-free outdoor spaces.

Outdoor public places on municipal and regional properties are smoke-free under Regional By-law 112-2013.

This includes:

  • Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports or playing fields
  • Splash pads and outdoor pools
  • Arenas
  • Festival and events located on municipal and regional property
  • Properties such as city hall, libraries and recreation centres


Permitted Smoking Locations

Smoking is allowed on sidewalks, parking lots, roads, rights-of-ways, beaches and walking trails.


Tobacco Control Officers and Municipal By-Law Officers have the authority to issue warnings and charges under the by-law.
The minimum fine is $250 (plus $55 court fees = $305).


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