On December 15, 2023, Toronto City Council approved Municipal Code 367, which requires building owners to report their energy and water use to the City annually starting in 2024.

Through the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), the City delivers various programs that provide funding, expertise and support to help building owners improve energy efficiency and accelerate emissions reductions in their residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings across Toronto.

Buildings are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto today, generated mainly from burning fossil fuels for heating, cooling and hot water. The City’s target is to reduce emissions from all sectors to net zero by 2040.

Environmental Grants, Incentives & Resources for Building Owners

Better Buildings Navigation & Support Services

A service that helps building owners, operators and property managers navigate the process of improving the energy efficiency of their buildings.

Deep Retrofit Challenge

The City is supporting deeper-than-planned energy retrofits in selected buildings to accelerate emissions reductions.

Energy Retrofit Loans

All buildings in Toronto can apply for a low-interest loan to fund energy retrofits.

High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program

The High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program (Hi-RIS) program makes low-cost financing available to apartment building owners to undertake a variety of building improvements.

Eco-Roof Incentive Program

Grants are available to support the installation of green roofs and cool roofs on Toronto homes and buildings.

Energy & Water Reporting for Buildings

Information on the new reporting bylaw designed to help building owners and managers improve their building's energy and water efficiency.

Home Energy Loan Program

Through the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), Toronto homeowners can get a low-interest loan of up to $125,000 to cover the cost of a broad range of home energy improvements.

Sustainable Towers Engaging People (STEP)

Helps property owners and managers reduce operating costs and improve quality of life for residents.

SolarTO Program

Information for residents and businesses on assessing solar potential and installing solar systems.