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​Smoke-Free Ontario

The following highlights changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act that regulates where smoking, vaping and cannabis use is prohibited as they relate to our parks, trails, sport fields and green spaces. For a complete list of the places where smoking and vaping are banned click here.

Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017,​ the areas that are No Smoking and No Vaping have been expanded as follows:

  • Vaping and smoking tobacco and cannabis are prohibited on playgrounds and sporting areas, and within 20 metres of those locations.

  • Vaping and smoking tobacco and cannabis are prohibited on the outdoor grounds of a community recreational facility, and within 20 metres of the grounds.

  • Vaping and smoking tobacco and cannabis are prohibited on the outdoor grounds of a school, and within 20 metres of the grounds.​


If you would like to register a complaint about someone smoking tabacco or cannabis or vaping in a location where smoking is banned, call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ​and a Tobacco Enforcement Officer (TEO) will be assigned to investigate.​​

​Enforcement and Complaints about Smoking and Vaping - Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit​



 Related Links

Smoke-Free Ontario Act

How the Act affects:

Where you can’t smoke or vape in Ontario

Protect yourself from secondhand smoke

Enforcement & Complaints

If you would like to register a complaint about someone smoking tabacco or cannabis or vaping in a location where smoking is banned, call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ​and a Tobacco Enforcement Officer (TEO) will be assigned to investigate.​​

​Enforcement and Complaints about Smoking and Vaping - Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit​