Smoke-free Outdoor Spaces By-law

At their Regular Council Meeting, held on Tuesday July 8, 2014, Tecumseh Council passed a

Smoke-free Outdoor Spaces By-law, which will come into effect on January 1, 2015.

The By-law prohibits smoking, which includes the carrying of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or any other lighted or heated smoking equipment used to smoke or vaporize any tobacco or non-tobacco substance, as well as the use of smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco (plugs, snus or snuff), in the following places:

  • Parks, sports fields and recreational facilities;
  • Within a nine (9) metre radius of any entrance of any building or structure under the control, supervision, ownership and/or operation of the Town of Tecumseh; and
  • Within a nine (9) metre radius of a transit stop.

The By-law may be enforced by any Provincial Offence Officer designated under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act from the Windsor-Essex Health Unit, Police Officer, Municipal By-law Officer or any other person appointed by Council to enforce the By-laws of the Town of Tecumseh.

Any person convicted of an offence under this By-law may be fined a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $300. Any person convicted of a subsequent offence may be fined a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $1,000.

Contact: Paul Anthony
Director Parks & Recreation
Tel: 519-735-2184 Ext 423
Email: panthony@tecumseh.ca



Register Emergency Phone Number

Register Emergency Phone Number with Reverse 9-1-1

During and in the aftermath of the Bonduelle fire (2014), it has been brought to the attention of both the Town of Tecumseh and the Tecumseh BIA that there were several concerns from residents and business owners in and around the evacuated areas during the fire that they were not aware nor contacted about the fire, road closures and the evacuation notice.

A vital part of your Risk Management/Emergency Safety Plan should be to confirm that your business and/or emergency contact phone number is registered with the Reverse 9-1-1 Service System. Information has been provided by the County of Essex, that the Reverse 9-1-1 Service system will call all phone numbers associated with addresses in a defined area for the call session. Residents and businesses can list whatever telephone number they wish against an address, either cell, landline, VoIP. Problems can and will occur, however, when individuals move or change phone service/numbers, have an unlisted number and the information is not passed along and updated in the municipal data base. Other problems occur with the number of calls being made (only so many lines available to call out) and with some answering machines.

click here for the online form to register your emergency phone number with the Town of Tecumseh

click here to read The Town of Tecumseh’s Notice on Reverse 9-1-1