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The Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Signs

James Davidson
Publication date:
May 19, 2020
Article Summary: 

This article discusses the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, which prohibits smoking in all indoor areas of a condominium’s common elements, including smoking or holding lighted tobacco, cannabis, and using an electronic cigarette (vaping). Condominium corporations are also obligated to post signs advising all persons about such smoking prohibitions. The article highlights that many condominiums have also passed Rules which impose smoking restrictions beyond the restrictions contained in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, and in such cases, additional signs are generally not required unless the Rules contain requirements respecting signage. The article concludes by advising that additional signs may or may not make sense in a given case and is something that can be considered by the Board of a given condominium.


Smoke-Free Ontario Act, smoking, indoor areas, condominiums, common elements, signage requirements, rules, restrictions, tobacco, cannabis, electronic cigarette, vaping.

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James Davidson
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Signs
May 19, 2020
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