Overview of by-law No 24-09
As of February 15, 2010, by-law No 24-09 (external link) prohibits smoking within 9 metres of any entrance or exit of buildings owned or leased by the Regional Municipality of Halton or its local municipalities.
- municipal offices
- community centres
- indoor swimming pools
- art galleries
- public washrooms
- recreational centres
- police stations
- fire halls
- ambulance stations
How will the by-law be enforced?
For issues of non-compliance with Halton by-law 24-09 (external link), Tobacco Enforcement Officers will use a progressive enforcement approach. This includes:
- conducting surveillance
- providing education
- issuing warnings where appropriate
- issuing charges by way of a Part 1 (ticket) or a Part 3 (summons)
Individuals found to be in non-compliance of the by-law, may be issued a:
- Certificate of Offence (ticket) with a set fines
- Provincial Offence Summons to appear in court
To file a complaint about smoking in public places, call the Health Department by dialing 311.