Cornwall Parks and Trails are Smoke-Free

The City of Cornwall’s parks and recreational paths are smoke-free as per By-law 2020-040.

This includes…

  • Smoking, carrying, holding, or inhaling a lighted cigar, cigarette, cannabis, or pipe,
  • Vaping, and
  • Spaces that are within 20 metres of any recreational path, except for private residences, the boundaries of a highway, and the RCAFA Wing 424.

Residents may report illegal smoking to the City of Cornwall’s by-law department at 613-930-2787 ext. 2310 or to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 1-800-267-7120.

The City of Cornwall is responsible for... The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is responsible for...

By-law 2020-040:

  • parks,
  • recreational paths, and 
  • City facilities

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017:

  • enclosed public spaces,
  • enclosed workplaces,
  • sheltered areas with a roof and more than 2 walls,
  • child care centres,
  • places where an Early Years program or service is provided,
  • places where home child care is provided,
  • children's playgrounds and public areas within 20 metres of them,
  • within 20 metres of the property of a school,
  • within 20 metres of the property of a community centre,
  • outdoor grounds of a hospital or psychiatric facility,
  • within a 9-metre radius of all entrances and exits to all long-term care homes,
  • enclosed common areas of multi-unit dwellings,
  • within a 9-metre radius of bar or restaurant patios,
  • reserved seating area of sports arena or entertainment venue,
  • publicly owned sporting areas, and
  • vehicles with an individual that is less than 16 years of age.

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