Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Program
Retirement homes licensed under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 are required to be equipped with automatic sprinklers by January 1, 2019. On October 11, the Ministry of Seniors Affairs announced a new cost-sharing program to help small and rural retirement homes retrofit more than 6,000 suites across Ontario. To find out more about the Ministry’s program including, how it works, eligibility, timelines and how to apply, please visit the Ministry of Seniors Affairs website.
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 Retirement Home Act, 2010 requires us to provide information about a home’s sprinklers on the Public Register.