Smoke-Free Brantford 

Outdoor Bar and Restaurant Patios are Smoke-free

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, it is illegal to smoke on all restaurant and bar patios (covered and uncovered) under the Smoke-free Ontario Act.

A restaurant or bar patio is defined as an area:

  • The public can access to eat food or drink beverages, for a fee or at no cost
  • Where food or drinks are served, sold or offered by employees
  • That is not a private home

To learn more, read the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care factsheet.

Additional changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act include:

  • No smoking on playgrounds and public sports fields
  • No selling tobacco on university and college campuses

ALL Sportsfields and Playgrounds are NOW Smoke-Free!

In Brantford, smoking on all municipal and regional properties is restricted

This includes:

  • Park Playgrounds
  • Sports or playing fields
  • Splash pads and outdoor pools
  • Arenas
  • Picnic shelters and pavilions
  • Festival and events located on municipal and regional property
  • Properties such as city hall, libraries and recreation centres


Tobacco Control Officers will conduct inspections and enforce the smoking legislation.

Quit Smoking

For resources to quit smoking, click to view Brant County Health Unit tobacco information.