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The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking in common areas of multi-unit buildings, although it doesn't prohibit smoking in private homes or inside apartments and condominiums in multi-unit dwellings. 

Smoke, including second-hand smoke, can cause health issues. A smoke-free building has benefits for both the health of the tenants as well as the maintenance of the property. 

Transition to a smoke-free property 

If you are a landlord and want to make your rental property smoke-free, you can simply specify in all new leases that the unit is smoke-free. New tenants will sign the lease or sale agreement acknowledging that they agree to abide by the no smoking policy. 

Existing tenants can't be forced to follow the new policy. As a result, making your building 100% smoke-free can only happen as units turnover to new tenants. 

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