On June 24, Mississauga City Council approved a new bylaw making Scholars’ Green Park a smoke-free space. Effective August 1, the bylaw prohibits smoking tobacco-based products such as cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos and the use of tobacco in water pipes.
“The City of Mississauga and Sheridan College Administration are committed to the health, safety and well-being of residents and students,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services Department. “The new bylaw will mean students, faculty and residents can all enjoy the park without second-hand smoke.”
Scholars’ Green Park is immediately adjacent to the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus. The City enacted the bylaw in an effort to promote a healthier environment for college students and faculty and for other users of the park. The City has previously designated Mississauga Celebration Square, located to the south of the Civic Centre, as a smoke-free public space.
Over the next few months, the City will be working with Sheridan College to inform and educate students and the public about the new bylaw.
Scholars’ Green Phase II, scheduled to open in 2017, will also be a smoke-free park.
For more information about the bylaw, please visit City of Mississauga Smoking By-Law.