The City of Toronto is supporting a new pilot program called the Toronto Home Resilience Program.  Through this pilot program up to 200 residents can participate to receive emergency preparedness resources and a 50-point flood risk assessment that identifies priority actions to reduce basement flood risk.

Subsidized home assessments are available on a first come, first served basis for Toronto homeowners for a fee of $95 (full value $450).

What homeowners can expect

A Home Flood Protection Assessment takes 60 to 90 minutes and includes:

  • Emergency preparedness resources for Toronto residents
  • 50-point visual inspection of flood risks inside and outside your home by a trained assessor
  • Confidential report that identifies top actions you can take to reduce your risk of flooding
  • Optional follow-up phone call with your inspector to discuss the report
  • Optional seasonal maintenance reminders sent to you via email

The Home Resilience Program is developed by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, and delivered by AET Group, and is available in Toronto thanks to funding support provided by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Additional program support is generously provided by the City of Toronto, Intact Financial Corporation, and the Province of Ontario.