FMTA News

New Resource: A Guide to Development and Planning at the City of Toronto

Check out the FMTA's latest resource on navigating the long and complex development and planning process at the City of Toronto!

An overview of the process, the role of tenants, City Councillors, provisions protecting rental housing...it's all here!

City to review rules for apartment temperatures after heat wave

After an unseasonably warm September in Toronto that left some tenants sweltering in their units, the city will look at changing the requirements for landlords.

 

More Changes under Ontario's Fair Housing Plan - Sept 2017

On April 20, 2017 The government of Ontario passed the Fair Housing Plan which sets out the following major protections for tenants:

Tenant Association Profile: Royal York Gardens Tenant Association

The Royal York Gardens Tenant Association was established to provide advocacy and services for the Tenants living at Royal York Gardens (1137, 1139 and 1141 Royal York Gardens).

Registration is Now Open for the November 18 and 25, 2017 Tenant School!

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?

Tips for First-time Student Renters!

With September and back-to-school season around the corner, here are some useful tips for first-time student renters. Remember that students can either get free legal help from a Community Legal clinic or call our tenant hotline at 416-921-9494!

 

Strength in Numbers: How Tenants Can Organize a Tenants Association

A tenant-led, neighbourhood wide campaign, including a rent strike, has resulted in victory for tenants in Parkdale.

 

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan- August Update

On April 20, 2017 The government of Ontario passed the Fair Housing Plan which sets out the following major protections for tenants:

 

1. Expanding rent control to all private rental units in Ontario, including those built after 1991.

RIP Bonnie Briggs and Nick Volk

Two key housing advocates have passed away recently - Bonnie Briggs and Nick Volk.

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.