Most providers offer a similar home insurance policy to town (or row) house owners, house owners and tenants. The reality is that you have unique insurance needs as a town house owner. In addition to protecting your personal property, you also need protection for: insurance-related assessments made against you by your condo corporation; and, improvements or upgrades made to your unit by you or a previous owner.
For about $40/month, you can get personalized town house insurance from Square One Insurance Services. Continue reading to learn more.
Wondering what people are saying about us? Here are some of the reviews that contribute to our average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Want to read more? Visit our reviews page.
Alan provided me with the best customer service I could have imagined. It was my first time purchasing home insurance and so I did not understand many terms or how the insurance process works. He went into detail with great examples to explained everything to me, without any judgement. We played phone tag a bit, but I appreciate Alan reaching out several times to ensure I got everything taken care of today.
To whom is reading this review, Square One Insurance is a very good insurance provider. They helped me and my family. I have low income, I am on disability, and their premium rates are fantastic. Their website is so user-friendly. I have not ended up calling directly to customer service, because I have not needed to. Everything is online that you need. I would highly recommend this insurance provider to anyone who is looking for a good rate. Thank you, Square One, for being there for people like myself.
I spoke with Lily Yeung, this was my first time ever calling about tenant insurance and she made my experience amazing. She was super helpful and she even repeated herself a few times, so my boyfriend can input his opinion on what prices we should have. She even broke down some of the difficult things to explain them to me better so I would understand. She helped me out with advice on what I should get and was overall so helpful. She has such a nice approach and voice
I was frustrated with my current provider's pricing and coverage options. In looking online for the options that I need, I came across Square One and was very impressed with the ease of choosing my insurance needs as well as the excellent price that went with it! Hopefully, I will not have to give a report on a claim but the reviews of those that did, show it is smooth and the company is helpful if it should happen. I enjoy the peace of mind that I am covered at a reasonable price.
The process was quick and easy to get an online quote. Very reasonable and competitively priced insurance. The reviews were far better than their competitors. The company demonstrates great customer service and is completely transparent. Overall a wonderful experience, which isn’t usually a term associated with insurance, period.
So glad I discovered Square One. The quote I received was considerably less than what I had already been paying that I thought it was too good to be true. I called and spoke to a very nice woman who went through the entire quote with me. It was very easy to understand and not riddled with insurance jargon. At the end of the day, I have saved over $150 a month! Plus I have better coverage!
I honestly never write reviews but this was the best experience I've had buying insurance or anything! Claire was very thorough, professional and even funny. Yes, funny! Nice to talk to someone who isn't like a robot. The services they offer are also very fair and we're more than happy. Highly recommend.
I would like to thank Shawn. He was such a great help during the entire process. This is my first ever insurance claim in my entire 12 plus years of home ownership. He provided good insight into the process and procedures. I'm thankful to have Shawn assist with my claim and walk me through this potentially stressful situation. The responses were prompt and professional. Truly appreciate the outstanding service.
I came across Square One while searching for a new provider. My current provider decided to increase my premium to $600/year with no explanation. I am claims-free and nothing had changed. Their broker was also less than helpful. The process with Square One is so easy, absolutely anyone can do it. Not only am I saving the $600/year increase, but my policy is even $70 cheaper than what I was paying for the same coverage! I only wish I had found this company sooner!
After many hours of research, frustration, pleading and angst, I found Square One and Armine. Most insurance providers have the same blanket policies and prices. Square One has the common sense to offer a personalized policy. You don't have to pay for more than you want, just what you need. And Armine is a credit to the company. Thank you very much.
Our policy provides blanket coverage for your common personal property, but you can also add coverage for specialty property, like fine arts and rare collectibles. Don't own those? With us, you don't pay to insure them.
You don't want to be caught without the right coverage when the unexpected happens. Our comprehensive policies automatically protect against break-ins, burst pipes, fires, hailstorms, and water backups.
Five minutes. That's the average time it takes to get a quote and buy online. And 90% of all phone calls are answered within one minute. Waiting in line for a coffee? You have time to get a quote and buy online.
We're confident you'll love our service and stay with us. That’s why we don’t lock you into a contract. With us, you can pay monthly or annually by bank withdrawal or credit card, for as long (or little) as you need protection.
Easy! It's traumatic enough when something you love is lost or damaged, so we make sure the claims process is fair, fast, and straightforward. In fact, over 90% of claims are approved and most are settled in less than 60 days.
Square One only works with well-established, financially strong insurance and reinsurance companies. That means you can rest assured that your covered claims, including those from major catastrophes, will be paid.
ready for an online quote? Policies start at $12/month if you rent your home and $40/month if you own your home. To see how much you can save with Square One, get a personalized online quote now.
When you buy town house insurance from us, the experience is straightforward from quote to claim. Click on the tabs below to learn about the coverages, deductibles, protection and claim service offered by Square One. You can also download sample policy wordings.
Condo coverages. With Square One, you get the best condo insurance in Canada. You know that saying, “You get what you pay for?” It’s true. Our policy may cost a little more, but it’s there when you need it. Our condo owner’s protection coverage includes:
Blanket coverage for all condo damage: You select a single limit that covers damage to your unit and its improvements as well as insurance assessments from your condo corporation.
Expert review of your needs: Send us your condo corporation's commercial insurance policy and we’ll determine what you need to be properly protected.
Legal advice helpline: Have an issue with a building bylaw or a noisy neighbour? Our policy includes unlimited access to a legal advice helpline for any condo-related issue.
Personal property and specialty coverages. Traditional providers don't give you much control when it comes to insuring the contents of your home. They include pre-packaged protection that is based on your house's rebuild cost. And, they automatically include protection for specialty property whether you own it or not.
At Square One, you decide what specialty property you insure and for how much. You also decide how much protection you need for your most common personal property, which includes appliances, electronics, furniture and clothing.
Bicycles, sporting equipment and watercraft: This optional coverage protects any personal and portable equipment used for athletic or recreational activities. This includes cycling, equestrian, fishing, golf, hang-gliding, hockey, hunting, paragliding, shooting, skating, skiing, snowboarding, surfing and windsurfing. It also protects commercially manufactured boats, canoes and kayaks. Any watercraft must be no more than 20 feet in length and, if motorized, must have no more than 100 horsepower in total. And, it protects related property like accessories, equipment and trailers.
Fine arts and collectibles: This optional coverage protects visual art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, limited edition prints, and other pieces that cannot be easily replaced, like hand-woven or hand-knotted rugs or carpets made in Asia. It also protects any items collected as a hobby, for display, or as an investment, whose value may appreciate, including sports card collections, first edition books, and coin collections. And, it protects any porcelain ware, plates, cups, saucers that are used on special occasions; eating and serving utensils made of silver that are also used on special occasions; and figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material.
Other coverages. There are a few other coverages that are essential to any insurance policy, including liability protection.
Additional living expenses: This mandatory coverage protects against increases in living expenses you incur because your home can't be lived in. This could be a result of damage to your home from an insured loss or an order to evacuate your home as a result of a sudden and accidental event.
Legal protection: This optional coverage provides unlimited access to a telephone helpline through which you can receive legal or tax advice relating to any personal matter, except those relating to automobiles. In some cases, it also protects against legal costs to pursue or defend your personal rights.
Policy deductibles. A policy deductible is the amount you must pay before your home insurance policy will respond. For example, if your $2,500 laptop is stolen and the claim is subject to a $1,000 deductible, you pay $1,000 and your policy will cover the remaining $1,500. The higher the deductible you select, the lower the premium you pay on your insurance.
Below are the various deductibles that may apply. It's important to note that only one deductible applies per claim even if payments are made under multiple policy coverages. The type of loss will determine the deductible that applies.
Earthquake: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an earthquake. While earthquakes don't happen often, they cause significant damage when they do. As such, earthquake deductibles tend to be higher than those for other types of loss. Depending on where you live, you may be presented with a couple options.
Inland flood: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an inland flood. If this deductible applies, you may be presented with a couple options. Please note that not all areas are eligible for inland flood protection.
Comprehensive protection. At Square One, you get a comprehensive (all-risk) policy. That means you're protected against all types of loss, except for those listed in the exclusions. Commonly covered losses include break-ins, burst pipes, hailstorms, fires, and more. Commonly excluded losses include coastal floods, repeated leakage, and wear and tear.
For complete details on what is and isn’t covered, please refer to your policy wordings or download our sample wordings.Download sample policy wordings
Making a claim. You buy insurance for peace-of-mind, so if you do need to make a claim we believe it should be simple and stress-free. That's why all Square One customers are protected by our commitment to handling claims fairly: