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.

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:

TENANT ASSOCIATION PROFILE: 45 DUNFIELD TA

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.

 

Ten Tips for Finding an Apartment in Toronto

Finding an apartment in Toronto is serious business. It's a competitive market with seemingly endless options, and hundreds of would-be tenants vying for the same places as you.

 

This article in BlogTO provides  some useful tips to help you get the jump on your next place:

Environmental Sensitivities: What Are They and What Can Be Done About them?

Every year, the tenant hotline receives numerous calls from tenants being made ill from the poor indoor air quality  in their buildings. Most of these individuals suffer from environmental sensitivities, and are particularly sensitive to contaminants in the air.

 

FMTA in the News: Tenants Told to Remove Airconditioning as Temperatures Soar

Despite paying their own hydro, tenants at 521 Finch Avenue West are feeling the heat from their landlord, Metcap Living, who is demanding tenants remove their airconditioning units or face legal action. The article delves into the law surrounding use of airconditioners in the summer, and quotes both Geordie and a representative from ACTO.

 

FMTA in The News: Rental Scams

Finding an affordable apartment in Toronto's market can be difficult on its own, but throw scammers into the mix, and it can be treacherous. Matt Galloway, host of CBC’s Metro Morning, spoke with Tika Simone, she is a freelance event promoter and music blogger in Toronto. Then Matt spoke with Geordie Dent on the Federation’s outlook on the state of the rental market.

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