FMTA News

Thank You for Attending the 2014 Mayoral Forum on Housing and Homelessness

Thank you to the candidates, volunteers and most of all the attendees for making the 2014 Mayoral Forum on Housing and Homelessness such a great success!

HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT: UPCOMING 2014 NATIONAL HOUSING DAY RALLY AND FORUM

Communities across Canada will be marking National Housing Day with events to promote and raise awareness on the right to housing. Join the Right to Housing Coalition and the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario on November 21, 2014 in Toronto for a National Housing Day Rally and Right to Housing Forum!

 

This event is FREE!

To register:

BALKISSOON: WHEN THE LANDLORD WANTS THE APARTMENT BACK

If you have questions about eviction for the landlord’s personal use or any other right you may have as a tenant under the law, please call the Tenant Hotline at 416-921-9494!

 

REPORT: THE STATE OF HOMELESSNESS IN CANADA 2014

** Stephen Gaetz, Tanya Gulliver & Tim Richter

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Over the past 10 years we have learned much about what to do to end homelessness –

the need to shift from a focus on managing the problem (through an over-reliance on

2014 MAYORAL FORUM ON HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS!

Find out how Toronto’s leading Mayoral Candidates will tackle housing and homeless issues and make affordable, accessible and safe housing and homelessness supports a reality in Toronto.

Fixing Toronto's Housing Crisis:

The 2014 Mayoral Forum on Housing and Homelessness.

Friday October 17th, 2014

Next city council should address differences in rooming house rules across Toronto: committee

Councillors on Toronto’s executive committee have agreed to handle an explosive issue next year – the possible legalizing of illegal rooming houses in their wards.

 

Updated - New Discounts for FMTA Members!!!

FMTA members will now receive fall discounts on Lytton Sports camps!

Updates from the Landlord and Tenant Board

Case Management Hearing Pilot:

Starting September 15, 2014, all T2 Applications about Tenant Rights  and all T6 Applications about Maintenance, assigned to the Landlord and Tenant Board’s Southern and Toronto South Regions, will be scheduled for a case management hearing to be conducted prior to a merits hearing being scheduled.

 

Bill 14 Amendments:

2015 Rent Increase Guideline

The Ontario government has announced that the annual Rent Increase Guideline, the maximum percentage by which a landlord can increase the rent for most sitting residential tenants without approval from the Landlord and Tenant Board, is 1.6

Tenants taking Akelius Canada to Landlord and Tenant Board

Over 40 long-term tenants in four Akelius owned buildings in Parkdale are taking their landlord to the Landlord and Tenant Board. The tenants, all of whom rented in the buildings before Akelius bought them, believe that the landlord has negatively impacted their living conditions by taking away live-in superintendents and replacing them with a call centre.