Smoke-free Ontario Act: Outdoor Spaces
It is now illegal to smoke within 20 metres of any children’s playground or sports fields, including spectator areas.
A children’s playground is:
- An area primarily used for children’s recreation and equipped with children’s play equipment, such as:
- climbing apparatuses
- splash pads
- wading pools, or
Sports fields and spectator areas apply to spaces:
- owned by the province, a municipality, colleges and universities,
- used primarily for sports, such as soccer, football, basketball, beach volleyball or skateboarding (with the exception of golf),
- open to the public whether or not a fee is charged to enter.
If you have questions or require clarification on the smoke-free law, please call Elgin St. Thomas Public Health at 519-631-9900 and ask to speak with a Tobacco Enforcement Officer.
Are you a parent, coach, or sports and recreation organization leader? Learn more about the Play, Live, Be Tobacco Free Initiative.