FMTA News

FMTA "State of the Unit" Report Released

State of the Unit cover

The report focuses on recent issues that have been particularly
significant for tenants across Toronto including repairs, affordability,
bed bugs, hoarding and discrimination. It reviews a number of reports
on poverty in Toronto, and how socio-economic factors like affordability
and gentrification shape neighbourhoods in the city, access to

Reminder - Register for Tenant Summit this Weekend

Just a friendly reminder to register for the 2011 Tenant Summit if you have not done so already. Info on registration below.

Joe Fiorito from the Toronto Star will be speaking at this year's summit, while tenants will also be able to access workshops, some film screenings and discussions on tenancy issues in our City.

October 1st, 2011

Provincial Election Housing Fact Sheets - By Social Planning Toronto and voteforhousing.ca

A message from Social Planning Toronto:  "Please find attached Social Planning Toronto and Vote for Housing's four housing election fact sheets. We hope that you will find them a useful resource in your provincial election organizing work and in raising housing issues at all-candidates meetings, with community and neighbours and with the candidates at the door.

Guideline Amount Released for 2012 - 3.1%

From The Canadian Press:

Ontario's governing Liberals say if they are re-elected this fall they will change the way the province's rent increase rate is set after it took one of the biggest jumps in years Friday.

International Tenants Month! September 3rd to October 3rd - Updated!

This year, the FMTA is teaming up with several organizations in the GTA to hold our first annual International Tenants Day!

What is International Tenants Day?

International Tenants Day is an annual event coordinated by the Swedish-based International Union of Tenants. It aims to promote tenant rights around the world while creating awareness of tenant issues.

FMTA in the News!

The FMTA was featured in a variety of news stories in the past month!

FMTA service users report back!

The FMTA takes deals directly with over 30,000 clients a year through our Hotline, Education and Outreach services.  Every now and then we get feedback from our clients as to how they feel about our services...

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Dear Tenant Hotline,

Air-Conditioners and The Law

As the warm weather approaches, tensions can often heat up between landlords and tenants over the question of air conditioners. The law can be a bit confusing on this issue.

 

 

Here are the goods.

 

Ontario Housing Tribunal Issues a Report “Opening the Door to Fairer Housing Ads”

A person is not covered under the Residential Tenancies Act until they are officially a tenant in a building, but discrimination prevents many people from securing rental housing in the first place. Barbara Hall, the Chief Commissioner if the Ontario Housing Tribunal, issued a statement about discriminatory housing advertisements following an extensive review of sites with housing listings.

Reportback from the FMTA 2011 Annual General Meeting

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Association held our Annual General Meeting this Saturday, June 11. Members of the Board of Directors, staff, tenants and tenant association reps assembled to report back on the initiatives of the past year, elect new members to the Board, and to plan for the coming year.