Mission

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit Organization which advocates for better rights for Tenants. Founded in 1974, we are the oldest and largest Tenant Federation in Canada. The FMTA is comprised of affiliated Tenant Associations and of individual Members. We have over 3,000 members and continue to grow.

City Consultations on Landlord Licensing this Month!

Join us at a community meeting to discuss a new program aimed a improving living conditions in rental apartment buildings. Your feedback will be used by the City of Toronto to improve the design of this program.

If you require accommodation to participate, please contact the City of Toronto as soon as possible. 

 

Introducing: The New FMTA Tenant Association Toolkit

The FMTA is proud to present our newest publication - The Tenant Association Toolkit.

The Toolkit is chalked full of information on starting a tenant association along with amazing tools to help maintain one: newsletter templates, info on how to open a TA bank account, sign up and membership form tempaltes, etc.

Tenant Association Profile: River Park Towers Tenant Association

Established by and for residents of 740-758 Kipps Rd in London, ON, the River Park Towers Tenants Association provides tenants with a platform to air common concerns by staying informed and sharing information.

Kensington Market tenants at odds with landlord over rent hike

In an extreme and ugly example of gentrification in Kensington Market, tenants living in 38 Kensington Rd and neighbouring properties are in an ongoing dispute with their landlord, who is attempting to induce tenants to leave their units or to raise their rents by as much as 50%.

Beat the Heat this summer!

Did you know that buildings without air conditioning can get hotter than the air outside, and stay hot longer? Too much heat can lead to serious health problems. Get tips from the City of Toronto on how to keep your home cool this summer.

New rules for landlords sound good to tenant of much-lamented building

In light of the public consultations scheduled on proposed landlord licensing in late August, the Toronto Star revisited 500 Dawes Road. This highly publicized building had the largest number of complaints received by the City’s Municipal Licensing and Standards department.

Facing Eviction? Behind on your Rent? The Rent Bank Can Help

The Toronto Rent Bank provides limited, interest free loans and to seniors, individuals, and families facing imminent eviction for rental arrears. The maximum loan is two months rent. The Rent Bank also provides rental deposit loans to those who require first and/or last month rent to move to more affordable or stable housing.

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