During the covid-19 many people have been greatly affected, there are no winners in this situation and we all have suffered to some degree. On this page we would like to gather the info which may be helpful to individuals, business and homeowners alike.
As the situation evolves so does the support and information provided, we will be updating this page as the information becomes available.
Probably the most useful website to gather the information regarding the support of individual in need is the Government of Canada Covid-19 Economic Response Plan.
For information regarding Covid-19 disease please visit Health Canada.
Below please find info regarding mortgages, property taxes and utilities relief for home owners.
Banks are mandated to offer mortgage payment deferral program of up to 6 months.
This will be offered to home owners who have been laid off or who experience material reduction in income due to the virus, the cases will be reviewed on case by case basis.
During the mortgage deferral program the interest will still be accumulating, you will need to pay the insurance premiums on the mortgage if you have subscribed for it.
The banks may also offer deferral programs for other products such as LOC, Loans, Credit Cards, you may be able to negotiate early redemption of money locked in GIC or similar products.
Below are links to various financial institutions which usually detail who and how to contact, what is available, phone numbers, as well as branch hours as well as other products offered by the banks such as travel insurance etc.
RBC offers relief via self-serve online for one month.
Number of cities have announced property tax deferral programs, please click on the links for number of cities in and around GTA.
Other cities have already implemented, or are likely to implement some initiatives, Richmond Hill is currently not charging interest or penalties on late payments.
Below are links to major utility companies and their response so far regarding assistance for customers who have a hard time paying their bills.
Recognizing the economic uncertainty for customers across the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, Alectra will work with customers to provide flexible payment terms and will not disconnect customers during this time of uncertainty.
Enbridge provides contact information for people in needs:
Enbridge Gas has a long history of working directly with customers who are falling behind on their gas bills, to establish payment plans. Any customer who has concerns about their ability to make their utility payment should contact us at:
- Homes and businesses formerly served by Union Gas: 1-888-774-3111
- Homes and businesses formerly served by Enbridge Gas Distribution: 1-877-362-7434
Hydro one is ready to work with customers who have a difficulty paying the bills due to the virus, and are offering payment flexibility.
Please contact your utility providers and you are facing with cashflow issues and are not able to make the payments for your utilities.
Auto Lease Deferals.
Some dealers and manufacturers are offering lease payments deferals, please inquire if you can get any assistance in that regards.
If you have info regarding assistance from your municipality, utility company or any other info which may help home owners let me know and I will update as the info becomes available.