City of Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
This initiative addresses the increasing pressures placed on sewer systems during major storm events, and is tackling the issue of flooding by conducting basement projects across the GTA.
Residential homeowners can obtain subsidies of up to $3,400 for the installation of flood protection devices such as backwater valves and sump pumps. Prior to implementing these devices, an environmental assessment is conducted in which sewer systems and surrounding landscapes are thoroughly examined.
The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program also connects with local community members regarding basement flooding construction activities. A map created by the Program outlines basement flooding studies that have been completed and are currently in progress throughout the city.
City of Toronto Basement Flooding Subsidy Program
Toronto Basement Flood Protection Program!
Basement flooding in Toronto is a common problem for homeowners. Due to the increasingly severe weather these past few years, GTA Restoration has helped hundreds of clients in Toronto and the GTA with Water Damage basement cleanup and remediation. GTA Restoration can also help you take advantage of the city of Toronto subsidy to protect your basement from flooding.
FLOOD PROTECTION SUBSIDY PROGRAM
If you have experienced water or sewage in your basement, the City of Toronto has a program that may help prevent future basement flooding events from happening ever again. On the beginning March 29, all existing Toronto residents and all the businesses are eligible for a rebate of up to $2,500* for a new installation of a sump pit & pump and up to $1,500* and for the installation of a back-water valve. To apply, submit a quote with a set of plans and a plumbing permit application (enclosed) to the Development Services office at city of Toronto website or submit your plumbing permit application online at permits.toronto.ca • All applications must be submitted on or before December 31, and will be processed on a first-come-first serve basis. • All work must be completed by a licensed plumbing contractor with a copy of the paid invoice submitted to the City of Toronto on or before January 15. • All work must comply with the City of Toronto Building By-law and pass required inspections by the City of Toronto. (see insert for more details)
Basement Flooding Protection Program for Toronto Homeowners!
But there are some proactive steps that a homeowner can take to protect their property from basement flooding, and the city of Toronto wants to help! The city of Toronto offers up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices including a backwater valve, a sump pump, and pipe severance and capping of the home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection. This is great news for homeowners in Toronto, and GTA Restoration can help!
To qualify for this subsidy, it is important to choose the right contractor. GTA Restoration qualifies and is licensed to perform the different types of eligible work. We hold a valid City of Toronto business license.
You can download the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program application form here.
Basement Flood – Work that is eligible:
Backwater valve – Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,250 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labor, materials, permit and taxes.
Sump pump – Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,750 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labor, materials, permit and taxes.
Foundation drain (weeping tile) pipe severance and capping – Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $400 including eligible labor, materials and taxes.
To apply for the subsidy, you need to first obtain a permit from the City of Toronto Building Division. After you complete the installation, you need to request an inspection by the city for the completed work. Your third step is to complete the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program application form and mail the application in. City staff will review your application to determine if you are eligible.