Where Am I Not Allowed To Smoke Weed In Toronto
The rules surrounding smoking cannabis in Toronto are the exact same as the rules for smoking tobacco or vaping – all of which fall under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017
- “smoking” means smoking (inhaling and exhaling) or holding lighted tobacco or cannabis (medical or recreational)
- “vaping” means inhaling or exhaling vapour from an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or holding an activated e-cigarette, whether or not the vapour contains nicotine
If you smoke or vape where it is not allowed, you may be charged with an offence and subject to a fine ($1,000 for a first offence, $5,000 for any further offence) if convicted.
You cannot smoke or vape in any enclosed workplace, any enclosed public place.
An enclosed workplace means any part of a building, structure or vehicle with a roof that an employee works in or visits, even during off-hours.
An enclosed public place means any part of a building, structure or vehicle that is covered by a roof and where the public is invited or has access. It doesn’t matter if there is a fee to get in or not.
Restaurant and bar patios
You cannot smoke or vape on a patio of any bar or restaurant, including the public areas within 9 metres of the patio.
No one in a motor vehicle (including motorized snow vehicles such as snowmobiles) or boat that is being driven, or is at risk of being put into motion, can consume cannabis in any manner (smoking, vaping, eating).
Child care facilities & schools
You cannot smoke or vape in the entire premise of any child care centre or place that provides an early years program or service.
You cannot smoke or vape in any public or private school’s:
- indoor space
- outdoor grounds, including playgrounds and sports fields
- public areas within 20 metres of the school’s grounds
Publicly owned sports areas
You also cannot smoke or vape on publicly owned sporting areas, their fan/viewing areas, and public areas within 20 metres of these places.
“Publicly owned” means that the sporting area is owned by a municipality, the province or a post-secondary education institution. Golf courses are excluded from this restriction.
You cannot smoke or vape in an outdoor shelter that has more than two walls and a roof if the public or employees are invited to use it (for example, a bus shelter).
Hospitals and other health care facilities
You cannot smoke or vape within 9 metres of any entrance or exit of a public or private hospital, psychiatric facility, long-term care home or independent health facility.
You cannot smoke or vape on any outdoor hospital grounds or psychiatric facility grounds.
Condos / Apartments
Common indoor areas
You cannot smoke or vape in any common indoor areas of condos, apartment buildings or college and university residences. Examples of indoor common areas include:
- parking garages
- laundry facilities
- exercise areas
- party or entertainment rooms
Your private home
Unless you have signed an agreement or lease or are in a condominium with bylaws that say otherwise, you are allowed to smoke or vape in your private home.
Hotels, motels and inns
The only places you can smoke or vape in hotels, motels and inns is in fully enclosed guest rooms that the management has designated for smoking and/or vaping. Only registered guests and their invited guests can smoke or vape in these rooms.