FMTA News

RISING RENTS, INADEQUATE REPAIRS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD GENTRIFICATION:AKELIUS TENANTS RESIST TORONTO'S NEWEST CORPORATE LANDLORD

Akelius, a Swedish-owned company, says it’s offering a new style of modern rental living. But tenant advocates are warning that its aggressive pursuit of higher rents is threatening to distort the city’s already unaffordable housing market – and push lower-income residents out of their communities.

 

Akelius Tenants March on Landlord

Fed up with poor repairs, escalating rents and fear of being forced out of their neighbourhood, tenants in Parkdale  from three buildings owned by Akelius marched on their landlord's property management office, forcing a meeting with Akelius property managers.

1501 Woodbine Avenue Tenants Use Video To Document Repair Needs

In 2013, after numerous issues with repairs, tenants at 1501 Woodbine Avenue decided to document and post problems with their buildings.  The building is one of the most heavily investigated building in Toronto from the City Property Standards department.

Thorncliffe Park may hold the keys to better voter turnout

“Thorncliffe serves as an example that if you have a strong social capital and networks within a neighbourhood … those factors will serve to promote high voter turnout,  (It) is a model of what we should hope all Toronto neighbourhoods can become.”- Myer Siemiatycki, Ryerson University

 

Tenant Issues Sub-Committee- Notice of Meeting

The tenant issues sub-committee is scheduled to have its first meeting. This committee reports to the Community Development and Recreation Sub-Committee on tenant defence policy and grant issues.

Have your say either in person or in writing!

Date: June 16, 2014

Time: 7:00 P.M.

The FMTA's 40th Annual General Meeting and Tenant Forum!

Join the FMTA for our 40th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday June 10th, 2014 at 6:30pm.

The AGM will be held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) - 252 Bloor St. W, Room 4426

All FMTA AGM's include:

Municipal Elections! Sign Up for voterlookup.ca

Are you recorded as an eligible elector for the upcoming municipal election? voterlookup.ca allows electors to confirm whether they are on the Preliminary List of Electors, used to prepare the Voters’ List for election day.

 

New Membership Fee Structure

The FMTA Board of Directors has approved a new fee structure for FMTA members.  Now it's more affordable than ever for Tenant Associations to become members of the FMTA.

Membership dues for the FMTA are now:

Individual - $20 / year
Senior, Student, Unemployed - $5 / year
Supporter/Organization Member - $50 / year
Tenants' Association:

Register for the FMTA Condo Tenants Association Webinar! April 15th at 7pm

The Federation of Metro Tenants Associations (FMTA) is helping with the formation of a Condo Tenants Association in Toronto. We will be holding a webinar on Tues April 15, from 7.00pm to 8.00pm to discuss the details of the Condo TA and why it is being put together.

Learn More about the Condo Tenants Association!

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Are you a Condo tenant in the City of Toronto?

The FMTA has heard from thousands of Condo tenants throughout the years and we know that they face particular issues.  However unlike other tenants in hi-rises, condo tenants in the City have a difficult time organizing.

Why?