hookah toronto

Toronto bans hookah use in bars and restaurants

You won't be able to smoke shisha in licensed Toronto establishments after April 1, 2016 because the city voted to ban hookahs during today's all council meeting.

In May, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health Dr. David McKeown and the Toronto Board of Health released a report (PDF) asking the city for a hookah ban by October 1, reports CTV News. The related motion, which Councillor Joe Mihevc filed, was deferred until today.

The motion carried 34-3: Councillors Giorgio Mammoliti,Denzil Minnan-Wong and Jim Karyigiannis voted against it.

According to CTV, there are between 60 to 80 hookah bars in Toronto.

What do you think of the ban? Let us know in the comments.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Everyone is really mad at Brampton's mayor for blaming Toronto for gun violence

The top 10 places to see fall foliage in Toronto

Toronto's most famous pet store and aquarium just reopened

People are criticizing Ford for celebrating a new university amid cuts to education

Canada's population could nearly double over the next 50 years

Ontario wasted over $10 million on weed shops that didn't open

It's going to feel like 33 C in Toronto this weekend

Toronto is furious after another commuter was hit while exiting a streetcar