FMTA News

Tenant Association Profile: West Liberty Livework TA

Formed in June 2015, the West Liberty Live-work Tenant Association has already started working on a range of issues. They are calling on their landlord to improve the standard of living for all tenants: challenging illegal rent increases, ensuring repairs are made in a timely and effective manner and protecting and defending member’s rights.

 

TENANT ASSOCIATION PROFILE: 45 DUNFIELD TA

The 45 Dunfield Avenue Tenants’ Association was established in May 2015 in response to various concerns from residents.

 

Given the rapid development of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, and the proposed developments for the property, the goal of the Tenants’ Association is to ensure that the voice of residents is united and heard.

 

WoodGreen Housing Help Drop in Hours

Woodgreen Housing Help Centre provides assistance to individuals and families 16 years of age and older who require help in finding decent, safe and affordable housing. They operate on a drop in basis so there is no need to make an appointment.

Ten Tips for Finding an Apartment in Toronto

Finding an apartment in Toronto is serious business. It's a competitive market with seemingly endless options, and hundreds of would-be tenants vying for the same places as you.

 

This article in BlogTO provides  some useful tips to help you get the jump on your next place:

Environmental Sensitivities: What Are They and What Can Be Done About them?

Every year, the tenant hotline receives numerous calls from tenants being made ill from the poor indoor air quality  in their buildings. Most of these individuals suffer from environmental sensitivities, and are particularly sensitive to contaminants in the air.

 

FMTA in the News: Tenants Told to Remove Airconditioning as Temperatures Soar

Despite paying their own hydro, tenants at 521 Finch Avenue West are feeling the heat from their landlord, Metcap Living, who is demanding tenants remove their airconditioning units or face legal action. The article delves into the law surrounding use of airconditioners in the summer, and quotes both Geordie and a representative from ACTO.

 

FMTA in The News: Rental Scams

Finding an affordable apartment in Toronto's market can be difficult on its own, but throw scammers into the mix, and it can be treacherous. Matt Galloway, host of CBC’s Metro Morning, spoke with Tika Simone, she is a freelance event promoter and music blogger in Toronto. Then Matt spoke with Geordie Dent on the Federation’s outlook on the state of the rental market.

Tenants work together, receive compensation after superintendents removed

A corporate landlord has agreed to pay $50,000 to a group of Parkdale tenants who accused the company of neglecting their apartments.

Most Common Landlord and Tenant Board Applications Can Now be Filed Online

Landlords and tenants across Ontario can now file the most common Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) applications online, anytime from anywhere.

The e-File tool guides users through a series of steps, and then generates an application. Landlords and tenants can also pay their fees online and schedule the first available hearing date.

Metcap Perpetuates Peculiar Double Bind: Landlord Charging Two Months Rent After Evicting Tenants

A recent Toronto Star Investigation exposed a long-established practice of charging tenants for two months rent (for failing to give notice) after evicting them. Metcap ( a major Toronto landlord) would later report the debt to credit bureaus when the tenant was unable to pay thus creating additional hurdles for already vulnerable tenants by ruining credit.