City’s new smoking, vaping, cannabis ban is now in effect

The City of Orillia bylaw banning smoking/vaping tobacco, cannabis and other substances outdoors on property owned or leased by the City is now in effect.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit for detailed information about the by-law including specific exemptions, enforcement, frequently asked questions and resources.

“This bylaw seeks to strike a balance between the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada and Orillia opting into its sale, with the desire of people to have access to smoke-free public spaces,” said Mayor Steve Clarke.

“Orillia is not the first municipality to introduce this type of bylaw and we are certainly focusing on educating the public as we begin enforcement. Together we can make Orillia a healthier, greener community.”

As per Chapter 954 of the City of Orillia Municipal Code, smoking/vaping tobacco, cannabis and other substances is prohibited in the following locations: