Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Program
Retirement homes licensed under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 are required under the Ontario Fire Code to be equipped with automatic sprinklers as of January 1, 2019.
Local fire services, with support from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, will assess homes’ compliance with the Fire Code requirements. The RHRA is committed to supporting fire safety measures and continues to work with other partners, including the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, to ensure there is appropriate monitoring and sharing of relevant information related to sprinkler retrofits.
The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility offered a cost-sharing program to help small and rural retirement homes retrofit more than 6,000 suites across Ontario. Find out more about the Ministry’s program.
The RHRA provide information about a home’s sprinklers on the Retirement Home Database.