The Municipal Code Chapter 636 – Public Squares and former City of Toronto Chapter 237 – Nathan Phillips Square prohibit smoking within the limits of a public square. Public squares include:

  • Albert Campbell Square
  • Mel Lastman Square
  • David Pecaut Square
  • Yonge-Dundas Square
  • Nathan Phillips Square

The bylaws prohibit smoking which includes the carrying of a lighted cigar or cigarette, pipe or any other lighted material. The bylaws increase areas where smoking is prohibited to protect the public from adverse health effects of second-hand smoke.

An individual who violates the prohibition on smoking within the limits of a public square may be charged and if convicted, may face a maximum fine of $300 (for a first offence) or $5,000 (for any further offence).