Smoke-Free Ontario Act
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act regulates the selling, packaging and smoking of tobacco in Ontario. Section 9 prohibits the smoking of tobacco in any enclosed public place or enclosed workplace, including any common area in an apartment building, such as elevators, hallways, parking garages, party or entertainment rooms, laundry facilities, lobbies and exercise areas. Private self-contained living quarters in any multi-unit building or facility are not subject to the ban. Subsection 9(3) spells out the specific responsibilities of employers to ensure compliance with the smoking ban in workplaces and subsection 9(6) spells out the duties of proprietors of enclosed public places. There is an exception to these requirements for controlled smoking rooms in some residential care facilities, if certain criteria are met (subsection 9(7)). Regulation 48/06 contains specific signage requirements for employers and proprietors (sections 15 and 17), as well as the requirements for controlled smoking rooms in residential care facilities (section 18).
Link: Smoke-Free Ontario Act (www.e-laws.gov.on.ca)