Smoking in common areas (such as lobbies, elevators, stairwells, covered parking garages, and hallways) of shared residences such as condominiums, apartments or post-secondary residence buildings is illegal.
Property owners/managers must ensure that No Smoking signs are posted on all entrances and throughout the building’s common areas. You can get free No Smoking Signs from the Huron County Health Unit at 519.482.3416.
Many people living in multi-unit dwellings are still being involuntarily exposed to second-hand smoke which drifts into their unit from neighbouring units. There is no law that regulates smoking in a private, self-contained unit such as an apartment or condominium. Tenants being exposed to second-hand and third-hand smoke in their unit should visit the Smoke-Free Housing Ontario website for support.
Landlords have the choice to adopt a no smoking clause in their leases, it is:
- Easy to do
- Healthier for your tenants
- Cost effective
- Great for marketing
If you have a question please call us at 519.482.3416 or toll-free at 1.877.837.6143. Ask to speak a member of the Tobacco team.