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Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law

The Region of Peel’s Outdoor Smoking By-law, effective September 2, 2013, makes it against the law to smoke outdoors within nine metres (30 feet) of:

  • entrances and exits of municipal buildings
  • playground areas
  • sports/activity areas

The Region of Peel, in collaboration with the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, and Town of Caledon, joins over 70 Ontario municipalities that have introduced outdoor smoking by-laws.

The Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law can be viewed here.
Why is there a by-law?

The Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law will protect children and the public from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.

The Region of Peel wants to create the healthiest possible environment for everyone in Peel. Residents, visitors and their children will no longer have to walk through a cloud of tobacco smoke when they enter or exit a municipal building, community centre, arena, playground or sports field.

Read the frequently asked questions about the by-law.

These enforcement signs will be posted in some areas in Peel.


For more information about the by-law:

  • Call Region of Peel – Public Health at 905-799-7700. Caledon residents call toll free at 905-584-2216
  • E-mail

For information about quitting smoking, contact Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 or visit

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