FMTA News

2014 Rent Increase Cap Second Lowest in 35 Years Since 1975

Ontario is capping rent increases for 2014 at 0.8 per cent for the province's one million tenant households -- the second lowest cap since the introduction of rent regulation 38 years ago. 

 

The FMTA's 39th Annual General Meeting!

Join the FMTA for our 39th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 19th, 2013 at 6:30pm.

The AGM will be held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) - 252 Bloor St. W, Room 5260

All FMTA AGM's include:

Victory on Visitor Parking

Thanks to the efforts of tenants in Toronto, a prohibition on visitor parking charges has been passed by Toronto City Council.

Ontario Trillium Foundation Funds New FMTA Services!

Ontario Trillium Foundation Logo

The FMTA is proud to announce a new program funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Thanks to a $120,000 grant from the OTF, the FMTA will be launching our Tenant Community Development Project in July 2013!

New Resource! Demolitions, Conversions, Renovations and the Residential Tenancies Act

 

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) contains rules about the conversion, demolition and renovation of rental units, including the requirements for compensating tenants and providing alternate accommodation.

 

Spotlight on Tenant Associations: Brentwood Towers Tenants' Association

The Brentwood Towers Tenants' Association is a volunteer organization of tenants of 17-25 Lascelles Boulevard who work on behalf of the Brentwood Towers residents to maintain reasonable rents and a comfortable standard of living for all tenants.

Spotlight on Tenant Associations: the West Lodge Tenants' Association

The West Lodge Tenants' Association represents residents of 103-105 West Lodge Avenue, in Parkdale. The group acts as an advocate and as a consumer protection watchdog both for residents and for other concerned tenants. The TA has primarily focused on the Wynn Group, formerly known as Wynn Family Properties.

New Resources! Renting a Place to Live

 

This resource, prepared by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), provides tenants with information about the law, with a focus on tenancy agreements and discrimination. It is not a substitute for legal advice. The resource is available on the FMTA website in the following languages: