Toronto, ON — Toronto is offering its homeowners a subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices.
Owners of a single-family, duplex or triplex residential home can apply to have either a backwater valve or sump pump installed or to sever and cap a home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.
As part of the subsidy, the City will cover up to 80 per cent of the invoiced cost, up to a maximum of $1,250, to help offset the cost of installing a backwater valve. With regards to a sump pump installation, Toronto will offer a subsidy of up to 80 per cent of the invoiced cost, up to a maximum of $1,750. This subsidy is regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials and taxes.
Applicants must be the registered owner of a single-family residential, duplex or triplex property within Toronto. The property must not exceed the lifetime maximum subsidy amount for each eligible installation. The subsidy is available only to existing homes, not homes in the planning stages or under construction. The downspouts from the property’s eavestrough must be disconnected from the city’s sewer system or applicants must have applied to the city for an exemption.