One thousand two hundred tenants of St. James Town face sudden homelessness after a recent fire on Wellesley Street East. An FMTA Board member speaks to the difficulties they face and the urgent need to support them in this story.
George Smitherman says that if elected mayor, he would introduce a 2 per cent tax break on apartment rental units. Estimating this would put an extra $50 a year in the average renter's pocket, it is not clear how he would enforce landlords' responsibility to pass the savings on to tenants. Read the story here.
Geordie Dent, FMTA Executive Director, speaks on CBC's Here and Now about the ins and outs of tenant insurance.