Get Help Paying for Renovations for Your Second Unit
A second unit (such as a basement apartment or an in-law suite) inside your home is defined as a separate living space that has its own:
- entrance (which is separate from the main entrance to your home),
- separate sleeping area,
- bathroom, and
We offer a limited amount of funding each year to help pay for renovations in order to:
- make your second unit more accessible,
- improve safety by making necessary changes to electrical, plumbing, or structure, or
- meet your city’s requirements to apply for a Second Unit Registration.
The funds are only available to renovate or repair an existing second unit. We will not provide financial help to create or build a new second unit inside your home.
For more information, call us at 905-791-7800, ext. 8032 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), or send us an email.
To be considered for financial help, you must start the process to register your second unit with your municipality (the city/town you are living in). If you are approved by your municipality, you will receive a building permit.
To register your second unit and apply for a building permit, follow the registration process for your city/town: