Programs for Residents

Grants, Incentives & Tips

The City offers a variety of grants, incentives and tips to help you reduce your energy use and make your home more resilient to extreme weather. When we reduce our energy use, we conserve resources, save money and help the environment at the same time.

Whether you want to improve the energy efficiency of your home, get a grant to green your community, or find simple ways to green your life, we'll help you get started.

Grants & Incentives


Home Energy Loan Program

Thinking of renovating your home? You can save energy, money and more with a low-interest loan from the City. Eligible home improvements include energy-efficient furnaces, windows, doors and insulation. Learn more and apply now!


Green Your Roof

Incentives are available to help fund the installation of green roofs and cool roofs on Toronto's homes and buildings. Time for a new roof? An eco-roof can reduce your energy use, reduce stormwater runoff, cool the air and more.  Learn more and apply.  


Live Green Toronto Grants

The Live Green Toronto Community Grant program is now complete. Learn more about the community-led projects that benefited Toronto's natural environment, reduced greenhouse gas and smog-causing emissions, and helped our city adapt to a changing climate. 

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Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

To assist homeowners, the City offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of 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.

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Get a free tree!

Urban Forestry Services plants trees on City owned street allowances fronting residential properties for free. Learn more.


Green Ontario Fund

Ontario is helping people across the province save money and fight climate change through the Green Ontario Fund - a new not-for-profit provincial agency that will deliver programs and rebates to help reduce energy costs in homes and businesses. The agency is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market. 

Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips from Toronto Hydro

Toronto Hydro offers tips on how to reduce your energy use and lower your energy bills. In a typical home, about 60% of energy costs are related to heating and cooling and 20% in hot water. So, those are the first places to look when it comes to saving energy. For more ideas download their Energy Conservation Handbook.

Looking for high-efficiency products?

Look for the ENERGY STAR symbol. ENERGY STAR® is the mark of high-efficiency products in Canada. The familiar symbol makes it easy to identify the best energy performers on the market.

Water Saving Tips


Track your water use, identify leaks and look for ways to save water and money with this new online tool from the City of Toronto.