Advocates for a smoke-free British Columbia
July 27, 2018

Toronto Community Housing plans to go smoke free — including pot

Toronto Community Housing intends to go smoke free in a move that will limit or prevent new tenants from smoking cigarettes — and marijuana — on its property, a spokesperson confirmed.
By Emily Mathieu, Affordable Housing Reporter
Fri., July 27, 2018

Come Oct. 17, all Toronto residents will be allowed to legally smoke cannabis in their private homes, including apartment or condominium units, balconies and outside property, according to a summary of the rules on the Ontario government website. However, that new freedom to indulge in a legal substance is dependent “on your building’s rules or your lease agreement” and that detail is causing confusion among tenants and landlords around what will be permitted, or whether breaking something like a no-smoking clause could result in eviction. Read more...

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