The Region of Peel is working to create a healthy environment for its residents and visitors. Our goal is to reduce everyone’s exposure to harmful second-hand smoke.

This site has all the information you need on the Region’s smoke-free initiatives, as well as resources to help people quit smoking.

Peel Outdoor Smoking By-law

The Peel 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.

Peel Waterpipe Smoking By-law

  • A waterpipe (also known as a hookah) is a device that is used to smoke moist tobacco or non-tobacco (herbal) products known as shisha. Waterpipe smoking can cause health risks to users and those exposed to second-hand smoke.
  • Effective November 1, 2016, Region of Peel By-law 30-2016 (Peel Waterpipe Smoking By-law) bans the use of waterpipes (tobacco and non-tobacco) in various places, including:
    • Enclosed public places and workplaces
    • Restaurants and bar patios
    • Playgrounds
    • Sporting areas and spectator areas adjacent to sporting areas; and
    • School property
  • For more information and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit Peel Waterpipe Smoking FAQ’s
  • Report non-compliance: the by-law is enforced by Peel Public Health Inspectors. Non-compliance can be reported by calling Peel Public Health at 905-799-7770 or by sending an e-mail to


Call the Region of Peel – Public Health at 905-799-7700 (toll free from Caledon at 905-584-2216).

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