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.

International Tenants Day 2015! Oct 22nd Forum on Repairs in Housing!

Join the FMTA for our 5th annual International Tenants’ Day event – a forum on repairs in housing presented with the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership.

New Membership Fee Structure

The FMTA Board of Directors has approved a new fee structure for FMTA members.  Now it's more affordable than ever for Tenant Associations to become members of the FMTA.

Membership dues for the FMTA are now:

Individual - $20 / year
Senior, Student, Unemployed - $5 / year
Supporter/Organization Member - $50 / year
Tenants' Association:

New Housing website Highlights Plight of Canadian Tenants

Voters in Canada’s 4 million renter households have a new tool they can use to grill candidates on affordable housing in October’s federal election.

2015 Federal Election: Housing and Homelessness Election Guide

Homelessness has grown to be a large problem in Canada, right about the time that the federal government’s investment in affordable housing declined. Over the last 25 years investments have declined by over 46%, from $115 to $60 annually per Canadian. Today, over 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a year and nearly 1 in 5 households are facing extreme housing affordability issues.

Tenant Association Profile: Park Vista TA

The Park Vista Tenants Association was established to represent the interests of their members and improve living conditions for everyone. The TA has worked closely with the Federation. They are in the process of challenging an Above Guideline Rent Increase.


Tenant Association Profile: West Liberty Livework TA

Formed in June 2015, the West Liberty Live-work Tenant Association has already started working on a range of issues. They are calling on their landlord to improve the standard of living for all tenants: challenging illegal rent increases, ensuring repairs are made in a timely and effective manner and protecting and defending member’s rights.



The 45 Dunfield Avenue Tenants’ Association was established in May 2015 in response to various concerns from residents.


Given the rapid development of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, and the proposed developments for the property, the goal of the Tenants’ Association is to ensure that the voice of residents is united and heard.


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