Although Toronto rainfall levels dropped 200 mm annually from 2013 to 2014 the City has had an alarming increase in the amount of rain we see in short periods of time. Remember that fitful day in July 2013 where we saw 90 mm of rain in an hour and it had people abandoning their cars in the middle of streets? That amount of rain was more than we usually see in the whole MONTH of July. This storm spurred major flooding in homes all over Toronto and prompted the City to do something to help home owners out. Enter the Sump Pump rebate in Toronto!
Overall, the City of Toronto offers: “owners of a single-family, duplex and triplex residential home 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”
-this exert was taken right from the subsidy program website.
This subsidy covers the below eligible Sump Pump work in Toronto:
- Installation or replacement of existing Sump Pump in Toronto
- Installation of an alarm for a Sump Pump in Toronto
- Installation of a back-up for s Sump Pump in Toronto
“But how much does this rebate ACTUALLY cover?” you ask. Let us tell you, it’s A LOT. The Sump Pump rebate in Toronto covers 80% of the invoiced cost!!! Up to a maximum of $1,750 regardless of the number of devices installed. This includes eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.
Amazing right! Now you can get that “Peace of Mind Alarm” for your pump and get a restful sleep on your vacation. All jokes aside there are some conditions on the Sump Pump rebate in Toronto that the City requires you to meet. To see the complete list visit the subsidy website here.
Cars submerged after the rain in Toronto
A Toronto basement flooded by the sudden rain
Ready to get started?!
Great, with the Impact Plumbing team you can count on some of the most experienced and clean Sump Pump work in Toronto. We work tirelessly on innovating our process to bring our customers only the best. With the Impact team you can count on getting the best products, a swift installation with minimal disorder and help with your application to the City. That’s right! We HELP you fill out the Sump Pump rebate in Toronto application to ensure you get the most back.
Have more questions about the rebate and subsidy?
Below are a few of the common questions we get asked. If your question isn’t listed contact us at 647-295-9941 and we would be happy to answer them!
- What is the Sump Pump rebate in Toronto application process like?
For Toronto Sump Pump work, an Impact team member will help you fill out the rebate application, complete with invoices which you will then mail to the City. The application process takes approximately 10 weeks from the time the application is received. The City will send you an acknowledgment letter to assure you that your rebate application was accepted and is in the queue to be reviewed.
- Can I apply for a subsidy if I do the work myself?
Do-it-yourself installations are not eligible for the Sump Pump rebate in Toronto.
- Do I need to have a permit to install a Sump Pump?
No, you only need a permit for a Back Water Valve installation or pipe replacement.
- Do I apply for the rebate before or after the work is complete?
You apply after the work is complete to ensure you are submitting copies of your final invoice.
- How long do I have to apply?
You have one year from the date of final inspection or from the date of the final invoice.
- What costs are not eligible for the subsidy?
Ineligible costs are:
- Labour by the homeowner,
- Associated interior restorations or improvements (e.g., drywall, paint, cosmetic flooring),
- Associated exterior restorations or improvements (e.g., landscaping, trees, porches, concrete etc.)