A Guide to Benefits, Tax Credits, and Rebates for Older Torontonians


Here is The Local’s best attempt at creating a comprehensive list of seniors benefits, tax credits, and programs.

Aging in Toronto is expensive. And while there are government supports for older Torontonians, finding them can be hard. 

The City of Toronto is home to nearly 477,000 people over the age of 65. Older adults make up more than 17 percent of the city’s population, and the number is on the rise: by 2041, it’s expected that people over 65 will make up 21.2 percent of the city.

Like so many of Toronto’s residents, older adults are dealing with unaffordability, problems with moving around the city, inaccessible health care, and a lack of public spaces to socialize and stay fit. According to a 2020 Social Planning Toronto report, Toronto has one of the highest rates of senior poverty among large urban centres in the country, with 17.4 percent of seniors living in low-income households, compared to 12 percent of seniors in Ontario and 14.5 percent across Canada.

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