City of Toronto – Eco-Roof Incentive Program: Green Roofs

Description:

The Eco-Roof Incentive Program provides grants to support the installation of green roofs and cool roofs on Toronto homes and buildings.
Green roofs and cool roofs – known collectively as ‘eco-roofs’ – help make Toronto more resilient and better adapted to climate change. Green roofs, also known as living roofs or vegetated roofs, support the growth of vegetation.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is $100 / m2 installed.City staff are able to approve funding requests up to $100,000 for green roof projects.

Eligibility:

Applicants must own:

  • existing residential, industrial, commercial & institutional buildings;
  • new residential, industrial, commercial, & institutional buildings with a gross floor area of less than 2,000 m²;
  • all new construction projects by Toronto School Boards and not-for-profit organizations.

All green roof projects must be designed and constructed in conformance with the Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard (Article IV of the Green Roof Bylaw PDF).

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit: 

  1. the completed and compliant Eco-Roof application form;
  2. detailed plans of the proposal showing percentage coverage, plant material and type of growing medium and construction details;
  3. a copy of the maintenance plan as required in the Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard.

Other Things to Note:

Applications must be approved prior to commencing any work on the roof. Projects that have started, or are complete, may not be eligible for funding. 

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