Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to improve its complex system of underground sewers, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. With increasingly severe weather events, it is essential that homeowners take steps to help protect their home from basement flooding. For more information on basement flooding prevention tips, programs and services from the City of Toronto, please visit toronto.ca/basement flooding.
If your basement is flooded, it is necessary that you take appropriate action to protect your home, your health and safety. The City also offers a Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy of up to $3,400 per property.