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 Resource: A Guide to Development and Planning at the City of Toronto

Check out the FMTA's latest resource on navigating the long and complex development and planning process at the City of Toronto!

An overview of the process, the role of tenants, City Councillors, provisions protecting rental housing...it's all here!

RIP Bonnie Briggs and Nick Volk

Two key housing advocates have passed away recently - Bonnie Briggs and Nick Volk.

New Resource: The Fire Code - An Overview for Tenants

Check out the FMTA's latest resource on navigating the Fire Prevention Office and Fire Safety laws for tenants.

Fire Doors, alarms, fire escapes, and extinguishers - it's all here. 

In the aftermath of the Grenfell fire in the UK, many tenants have been curious about fire safety and the way to lodge complaints and get inspections.

RIP Howard Tessler (1952 - 2017)

Longtime tenant advocate and FMTA employee Howard Tessler passed away this morning.  

City to review rules for apartment temperatures after heat wave

After an unseasonably warm September in Toronto that left some tenants sweltering in their units, the city will look at changing the requirements for landlords.

 

More Changes under Ontario's Fair Housing Plan - Sept 2017

On April 20, 2017 The government of Ontario passed the Fair Housing Plan which sets out the following major protections for tenants:

Tenant Association Profile: Royal York Gardens Tenant Association

The Royal York Gardens Tenant Association was established to provide advocacy and services for the Tenants living at Royal York Gardens (1137, 1139 and 1141 Royal York Gardens).

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