Barrie Smoking By-Law Expanded

Cannabis, vaping and e-cigarettes included as well as increased restrictions on where smoking can take place

The city of Barrie is expanding it’s smoking by-law.

In a release the city says the by-law will include cannabis, vaping and e-cigarettes, and increased restrictions on where smoking can take place, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

OTHER CHANGES

  • Recreation Centres/Arenas are completely smoke-free on the property as well an additional 20 metre radius surrounding the property.
  • Smoking is not permitted on all property owned or operated by the City of Barrie which has been designated as parkland (e.g. sports fields, splash pads, fitness areas, playgrounds, etc.)
  • Smoking is not permitted on or within 9 metres surrounding an outdoor food service patio.
  • The definition of “smoke” has been updated to include cannabis and tobacco. As well, the definition of “smoking” has been updated to include vaping, e-cigarettes or any similar product whether the product is lit or not.

For more information about the new smoking by-law click here