In Ontario, smoking or vaping recreational cannabis is allowed in the same places that tobacco-use is permitted, except in motor vehicles and boats.
The following are some examples of places where smoking tobacco or cannabis and vaping are prohibited:
- City property, like City parks, beaches, sports fields, arenas, rec centres, libraries, pools, transit stations and buses;
- Enclosed public places, such as inside businesses, malls and entertainment venues;
- Enclosed workplaces, including workplace vehicles;
- Common areas of multi-unit housing such as hallways, stairwells, elevators, laundry rooms, and entertainment rooms;
- Schools, including the outdoor areas and within 20m from the perimeter of the school;
- Hospital grounds including the outdoor areas;
- Near child care centres;
- Restaurants, bars and patios including 9m from the patio.
Did you know? There are no by-laws that prevent residents from smoking or vaping cannabis or tobacco inside their own dwellings. However, landlords, condominium boards and co-operative housing boards may place additional restrictions on cannabis use. It is your responsibility to check what rules apply to your building.
Thank you for doing your part to ensure everyone can enjoy our shared spaces!