May 19, 2004

3rd Annual Windfall Ecology Festival -May 29th & 30th at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket

The City of Toronto and the Regions of York, Durham and Peel are coming together to celebrate the June 1st launch of smoke-free by-laws in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


CBC's Royal Canadian Air Farce Jessica Holmes, supporter of smoke-free environments for the nightclub and entertainment industry, will act as celebrity master of ceremonies and will be joined by politicians and local medical officers of health.


WHEN:  Friday, May 21, 2004 at 11:00 a.m.


WHERE:            Union Station, Main Concourse, Upper Level

                        65 Front Street West, Toronto








No-smoking bylaws within the GTA regulate the smoking of tobacco in public places and workplaces in the City of Toronto and Regions of York, Durham and Peel.


In Toronto, York and Peel, bylaws have been implemented using a phased-in approach, with the final phase taking effect in June.  On June 1, 2004, bars, casinos, billiard and bingo halls, race tracks, night clubs and adult entertainment lounges in the GTA will be smoke-free.  In Durham, June 1st marks the date for all public and workplaces to be smoke free.



Media Contacts:            


Susan Sperling, Toronto Public Health (416) 338-7974

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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