By-law No. 1424 is to reduce polluting emissions and thus preserve air quality.
Under this by-law, no stove or fireplace allowing the use of a solid fuel, except wood pellet, may be installed inside a building.
Besides, no solid fuel auxiliary heaters already in a building may be used when a smog alert issued by Info-Smog, an Environment Canada service, is in effect for the Montreal area.
Fines under this by-law vary depending on whether the offence is committed by an individual or a corporation, and on the number of earlier convictions.
The by-law does not apply to natural gas, propane and electric appliances.
Read By-law No. 1424 [PDF 28ko].