Eco-Roof Incentive Program: Green Roofs

By mmuise

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.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications

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).
Application Steps:

1. Applicants must submit the completed application form.

2. The Program is undertaken annually and applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis, subject to funding availability.

3. Applicants will be informed of whether or not they have been approved for funding within six (6) weeks of submitting an application.

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;
4. detailed construction drawings/roof plan;
5. 5-year maintenance contract or equivalent assurance;
6. current photo of existing roof.

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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