FMTA News

Call for Nominations! Join the FMTA Board of Directors!

Are you interested in running one of the most influential tenants rights agencies in Toronto? Do you know someone who should be on our Board of Directors?

If so please consider putting in a Nomination for the FMTA Board of Directors!

Nominations can be submitted to fmta@torontotenants.org or via mail to the Nominations Committee at:

Tenants Say that Flimsy Law Leaves Door Open for "Renovictions"

A group of tenants evicted from their homes at 795 College Street for renovations  are shocked that their landlord was legally able to kick them out and re-rent their apartments to new tenants, at substantially higher rents.

Announcing June 2018 Toronto Tenant School: Registration is Now Open!

Are you a tenant living in Toronto? Do you have questions about your rights under the law?  Have you ever thought of working with your neighbours to start a tenants association?

Ombudsman Recommends Changes to Toronto's Winter Respite Services, Following Enquiry

Following a recent enquiry into two aspects of the City of Toronto’s Winter Respite Services, the Toronto Ombudsman made several recommendations to improve both internal and public facing communications as well as enhancements to conditions in several such facilities.

New Resource! The FMTA Tenant Organizing Manual - Now Available in Chinese!

New!  The FMTA's Tenant Organizing Manual, now available translated in Chinese!

Download a copy today by clicking here!

Announcing The First Annual FMTA Tenant Awards!

Do you know a tenant has worked to better the lives of tenants in our city? A person who has made an outstanding contribution to the well-being and future of Toronto renters? Who has made an impact on your community? Who has fought discrimination? Built community? Who has inspired you?

 

Ontario Taking Action to Improve Elevator Availability

The government has announced an action plan that would make Ontario the first jurisdiction in the world to establish standards for elevator repair timelines. This proposal will have far-reaching consequences for tenants living in the province’s many highrise apartments.

Above Guideline Rent Increases: The Law Has Changed

On January 1, 2018, two changes to the Residential Tenancies Act that relate to the landlord’s Application for a Rent Increase above the Guideline

New Resource: The FMTA's Guide to Renovations: What Tenants Need to Know

Guide to Renovations in PDF

Check out the FMTA's latest resource on (almost) everything a tenant needs to know about renovations!