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Loans for Energy Retrofit (F)

Community-based or not-for-profit organizations in Toronto are eligible for a low-interest loan to cover up to 100 percent of the cost of their energy retrofit project. The following are examples of typical retrofit measures:

    • Lighting retrofits 
    • Equipment replacement, including chillers and HVAC systems 
    • Building envelope improvements 
    • Building automation systems and controls 
    • Renewable energy projects 
    • Energy storage 
    • Other measures/technologies as needed

All Toronto buildings are eligible, including the following:

    • Commercial, Retail and Industrial
    • Multi-Family Residential
    • Condominium buildings (common areas only, not individual units)
    • Hospitals and Long-Term Care
    • Schools, Colleges and Universities
    • Not-for-profit
    • Social Housing
    • Hospitality

High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program (EE)

The City of Toronto’s Hi-RIS program assists apartment building owners in making energy and water-saving improvements to their properties. This program offers financing with terms of up to 20 years at competitive fixed rates to three-story or more residential apartment buildings in Toronto.

Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) (F)

This Program is a new financing tool offered by the City of Toronto to help residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes while saving money. HELP provides low-interest loans to qualified homeowners who want to improve their home’s energy and water efficiency. The City will provide the funding needed to complete the improvements through HELP, and the homeowner will repay the City.

Commercial Retrofit Program (EE)

This Program provides one-time incentives of $0.10 per m3 of natural gas saved, up to $100,000, to commercial businesses for implementing any number of energy-saving measures. Higher efficiency boilers, higher efficiency combination water and space heating systems, better building controls, water conservation, and efficient make-up air and ventilation (including ENERGY STAR) are all eligible measures.

Comprehensive Energy Management Program (EE)

Participants will gain a better understanding of key energy drivers as a result of this Program, allowing them to shape their energy goals and develop the appropriate strategy. The emphasis and financial support are concentrated on five major components:

    • Senior management sponsorship
    • Creation of an energy policy
    • Assigning an energy champion
    • Development of an energy model
    • Taking action towards continuous energy improvement


This Program encourages whole-building energy performance improvements by offering incentives of up to four cents per kilowatt-hour ($0.04/kWh) of savings per year for up to four years. This pay-for-performance model rewards participants who can implement behavioral and operational changes alongside capital investment projects to achieve and grow energy savings over time. It offers a variety of services.


This Program provides financial incentives to businesses for implementing energy-efficient measures in their facilities. To suit the intended retrofit project, prescriptive, engineered, and custom track applications are available. Among the incentives are:

    • up to $400 for every kilowatt saved for lighting measures and
    • up to $800 for every kilowatt saved for non-lighting projects

Local electric utilities offer the saveONenergy programs, which are funded by the Independent Electricity System Operator.

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