Smoke-free housing is still a relatively new concept in Ontario, but the idea is catching on.

There is increasing public awareness and appreciation of the problem of second-hand smoke infiltration in multi-unit housing. Tenants are starting to speak out about it. Landlords are beginning to implement smoke-free policies in order to save money and create healthier environments.

If you already have a smoke-free policy in your building, please contact us and share the good news.

156 Egremont ST. N., Mount Forest, a Skyline Living Property – www.skylineliving.ca

As a property management firm, Skyline Living is extremely supportive of smoke-free housing.  Their award winning property manager, Richard Izawa explains “Healthy living and going smoke-free is part of our goal in this business; it creates a better environment.” More…

Bruce County Housing Corporation – www.brucecounty.on.ca

Bruce County, surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground offering stunning vistas, kilometers of sandy beaches, and of course, water sports of all kinds. Located 2 hours northwest of Toronto, the county is comprised of 8 municipalities and is known for the famous Bruce Peninsula and Fathom Five—Canada’s first national marine conservation area. Bruce County is also home to Ontario’s most famous prognosticating rodent: Wiarton Willie. More…

Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board – www.cdssab.on.ca

The Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB) is an organization that owns and manages 1,289 rent-geared-to-income units scattered throughout 12 municipalities in northeastern Ontario. In addition to its own portfolio, the CDSSAB also subsidizes 800 units of private non-profit housing and co-operative housing corporations as well as another 106 privately-owned units. Health concerns raised by employees and service providers entering tenants’ homes, as well as smoking-related property damage, had first put the idea of a smoke-free policy on the CDSSAB’s radar. More…

Leeds Grenville Social Housing – www.leedsgrenville.com

Nestled amid scenic lakes and breathtaking landscapes, and bordered to the south by the mighty St. Lawrence River, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is known for its historical and natural landmarks, including the Rideau Heritage Route Canal system, the Frontenac Arch World Biosphere Reserve and the 1000 Islands. More…

Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation – http://beaverbarracks.ca/

Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) is not only Ottawa’s largest private non-profit housing provider, but also one of the largest of its kind in Canada. With a mission to create, maintain and promote housing for low and moderate income people, CCOC has a portfolio of more than 50 properties representing over 1,500 market rate and subsidized units. More…

YWCA Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton – www.ywcapeterborough.org

For 120 years, YWCA Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton has been a leading agency for women who are at a turning point in their lives. Founded in 1891, the YWCA has provided generations of women with transitional housing, education, and support. More…

Martek – www.martek.ca

Martek is a real estate and property management company based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. With thirty years of experience in the business and a cadre of clients representing all sectors of the real estate market, Martek has built a solid reputation based on hard work and creativity. Today the company boasts a diverse portfolio and manages condominium, rental apartment as well as commercial properties. More… 

Chipman Hill Suites – www.chipmanhill.com

Chipman Hill Suites, “Your home away from home,” offers a different kind of accommodation in Saint John, New Brunswick. Spread out in13 beautiful historic buildings in the city centre with a total of 121 unique suites, Chipman Hill suites are available as both short-term (30 days or less) temporary guest accommodations as well as longer term rentals. More…

Collier Place Inc.

Collier Place is a 156 unit social housing residence located in Barrie, Ontario. It offers an independent lifestyle for senior citizens and those at least 50 years of age who are involuntarily retired from the workforce. Collier Place has an agreement with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and as a result manages its own waiting list. More…

Finlandia Village – www.finlandiavillage.ca

Finlandia Village is located in a park-like setting overlooking the north shore of beautiful Lake Ramsey in Sudbury, Ontario. Upon entering the property there is a large sign stating “Smoke-Free Property and Grounds since 2003” for all to see. It is home to 320 residents who can access a full range of services from independent living to the highest level of personal support, delivered in an environment rich with varied cultural backgrounds and the spirit and tradition of the Village’s Finnish founders. More…

Right at Home Realty – Chris Cebula, Landlord

Chris Cebula is a landlord and real estate agent who has spent more than 20 years managing dozens of luxury, furnished condominiums in Toronto. Her condos are located in exclusive neighbourhoods near the waterfront, the St. Lawrence market area, Yorkville and the financial district. She made a decision early in her career to never live in a property where smoking had been allowed and has since extended the same consideration to others. More…

Schlegel Seniors Villages/Oakwood Retirement Communities – www.oakwoodretirement.com

Schlegel Seniors Villages is a family-owned company with roots in private hospital operations that has since evolved to provide long-term care as well as seniors’ retirement home facilities. Spread out across southern Ontario, there are currently eight (soon to be ten) Schlegel seniors villages operating as Oakwood Retirement Communities, the Village of Winston Park and the Village of Aspen Lake. More…

Haliburton Community Housing Corporation

Haliburton’s scenic lakes and rocky outcrops boast cottages with million dollar views amid picturesque villages located 2½ hours north of Toronto. Finding affordable housing and apartment-style living in this environment can be a challenge, and one that the Haliburton Community Housing Corporation (HCHC) is pleased to address. More…

Northwestern Property Management Limited

Northwestern Property Management Limited is a property management company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. People from all walks of life, including families with children and senior citizens, live in condominiums, market rate apartments and non-profit, rent-geared-to-income housing managed by this company. More…

Greater Edmonton Foundation Housing for Seniors – www.housingforseniors.org

The Greater Edmonton Foundation (GEF) Housing for Seniors is the largest provider of subsidized housing for low-income senior citizens in Alberta, with over 1,800 units in apartment buildings, duplex buildings and lodges. Mounting complaints about second-hand smoke, coupled with concerns about the health and safety of tenants and workers and the related damage to its properties, prompted the GEF Housing for Seniors to take steps towards becoming smoke-free in the majority of its buildings. More…

Artscape Non-Profit Homes Inc. – www.torontoartscape.on.ca

Artscape is a not-for-profit, urban development organization that revitalizes buildings, neighbourhoods and cities through the arts. Artscape projects provide affordable space for creativity while generating positive cultural, economic, social and environmental impact. More…

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