FMTA News

Victory for Parkdale Tenants: Metcap Agrees to Lower Rent Increases

Tenants from the Parkdale neighbourhood say that they have won a number of concessions from their landlord at the conclusion of a Rent Strike that began May 1. The landlord, Metcap Living, has agreed to lower rent increases and provide a schedule for repairs.

Tenants of an East York Apartment Building Extatic After Landlord Reverses Position on Illegal Airconditioning Fee

Residents of an East York building are delighted that their landlord has revised a decision to charge them an illegal air-conditioning fee. Following a CBC investigation, Capreit has informed tenants that the $125 air-conditioning charge for the summer does not have to be paid.

Tenant Association Profile: Leaside Towers Tenant Association

The Leaside Towers Tenant Association was established in 1980 and serves as the voice of tenants living at 85/95 Thorncliffe Park Drive. Volunteers organize events, provide resources and hold regular meetings to work to improve conditions in their buildings and to provide tenants an avenue to get involved.

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.

Tenant Association Profile: Widdicombe Place Tenant Association

The Widdicombe Place Tenant Association was established To represent the tenants of Widdicombe Place in Etobicoke. The TA advocates for residents and also holds training and other social events for members while raising issues with Realstar Management.

FMTA 2017 Annual General Meeting!

Hello Members and Friends!

Join the FMTA for our 43nd Annual General Meeting on Saturday June 24th, 2017 at 10am.

Location: 120 Carlton St - Party Room. Corner of Jarvis and Carlton St. Closest station is College Subway.

 All FMTA AGM's include:

We're Hiring!

The FMTA is looking for a Tenant Hotline Counsellor.

For more information please go to the area on our website devoted to job postings:  https://torontotenants.org/jobs 

Tenants’ religious rights violated by Brampton landlord who refused to remove shoes

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has awarded $12,000 to a Muslim couple, who claimed their landlord failed to accommodate their prayer times and notify the wife when she was home alone before bringing in prospective new tenants for apartment viewings.

Questions and Answers: Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan was announced on April 20th and includes a whole host of changes to tenant laws.  Below are answers to some common questions that the FMTA has recieved since the Provincial announcement.


Q: When do the proposed changes take effect?

Upcoming Tenant School- Empowering Tenants Through Education

UPDATE: Registration is now closed for the June Tenant School sessions.