Tower Renewal is now a permanent City program that will continue to drive broad environmental, social, economic, and cultural change by improving Toronto's concrete apartment towers and the neighbourhoods that surround them. It will continue to focus on the implementation of key initiatives including: High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support (Hi-RIS) program; Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) Zoning; benchmarking of building energy performance; and community engagement projects.
Tower & Neighbourhood Revitalization Unit
Need to upgrade an apartment building? Financing is available! The City of Toronto Hi-RIS Program offers low-cost loans to help apartment building owners make energy-saving retrofits and upgrades to their buildings. A $10 million envelope is available for eligible properties. Learn more about Hi-RIS and access the Program application forms.
Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) zoning allows small-scale non-residential uses on more than 400 apartment buildings sites that were previously residential-only.
Check here to learn more about the new RAC zone.
The Toronto Directory of Green Building Products and Services is now available online as a PDF.
Tower Renewal posters for download (PDF)
This resource will help you learn more about the dramatic positive impacts of Tower Renewal in the first few years of the project's implementation.
This report depicts the strategy for the City's Tower Renewal activities for the next ten years.