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City of Toronto Offers $3,400 To Homeowners for Flooding Protection

Not many people know about this available money from the city.  The information is taken from the City of Toronto website.

Basements can flood for many reasons.

While the City of Toronto is working to make improvements to its complex system of underground pipes, sewers and catchbasins, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding.

With increasingly frequent severe weather events, it is essential that homeowners take appropriate action to reduce the risk of basement flooding on their own private property.

To assist, 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.

Selecting a contractor

Before work starts, verify that your contractor has a valid City of Toronto business license by contacting Municipal Licensing & Standards (MLS) at 416-392-6700 or checking online at

If your contractor does not have a valid City of Toronto license, you will be denied funding for the work completed.

Click here for Details and instructions from the City of Toronto on how to proceed.

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