FMTA News

Toronto ACORN - Rally for Affordable Housing - December 4th

Please see the following from Toronto ACORN:

Toronto is quickly becoming a city only for rich people and developers - $1500 a month for rent isn't affordable!

Toronto Tenant Associations invited to Toronto Council on Aging AGM

Learn more about the OASIS Seniro Supportive living project in Kingston and latest efforst to bring supportive living projects to Toronto...

“Changing Perceptions of Aging”

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sign Up for the Tenant Summit- October 27, 2018

It's an interesting time for Toronto! Elections are up and soon the new council session will start with the new Ward structure created by the province. Stay up to date in tenant issues!

FMTA Releases New Report on Rent Control!

Despite there being much disagreement on the topic of rent control, this paper put together by Phillip Mendonca- Vieira is a comprehensive sweep that starts with the empirical evidence at our disposal and aims to have a serious discussion about the  benefits, drawbacks and impacts of rent control.

What Are My Tenant Rights after a Building/ Apartment Fire?

The 6-alarm fire at 650 Parliament Street has displaced over 1500 tenants. Many tenants are struggling to find accommodations, retrieve possessions and understand their rights.

 

How Toronto Landlords Use "Renovictions" to Force out Tenants

Renoviction refers to a situation where a landlord evicts a tenant under the guise of needing to complete major renovations requiring the tenants to move out, and then re-lists the apartment for more than the original rent.

VECC Intervenes in Hydro One Remotes

Hydro One remotes serves remote communities, usually through in-community diesel generators. They applied to increase their rates for 2018.

 

Vulnerable Energy Consumer Coalition Achieves $8 Million in Savings for Low-Income Energy Consumers

Vulnerable Energy Consumers’ Coalition (VECC) advocates for the interest of low-income energy consumers. In recent decisions released between January - June 2018, VECC obtained approximately $8 million in savings for consumers relative to what utilities requested.

Registration is Now Open for the November 10 and 17, 2018 Tenant School- Free Training For Tenants! - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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?