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The Smoke Free Ontario Act - effective January 1, 2015

Smoking is no longer permitted in on children's playgrounds or in public spaces within 20 metres of a playground, smoking is no longer allowed at publicly owned outdoor sporting areas, spectator areas, sporting areas and public areas within 20 metres of any point of the edge of the sporting or spectator areas.  "sporting area" applies to spaces owned by the province, municipality, college and universities used primarily for sports, such as soccer, football, basketball, beach volleyball, baseball, skateboarding (with the exception of golf) open to the public whether or not a fee is charged to enter.  "children's playground" is an area primarily used for children's recreation and equipped with children's play equipment such as: slides, swings, climbing apparatuses, splash pads, wading pools, or sandboxes, an area that is open to the public at no cost or for a fee.  for more information: