In October, the FMTA was featured in several sources talking about low vacancy rates and tips on looking for housing:
With low vacancy rates in many major cities, including Toronto, renters have been driven to desperation and forced to settle for less-than-ideal apartment conditions and unreliable landlords. The article also talks about ways to avoid rental fraud and goes into tips for looking for an apartment.
Considerable challenges face students looking for housing in the middle of October who are faced with long waiting lists for student residence and few choices in rental housing as vacancy rates have been the lowest in a decade. The article talks about reasons for the low vacancy, attempts by unscrupulous landlords to take advantage of the situation and the challenges faced by young and first-time renters.