FMTA News

FMTA Helps Tenant Get Building Audited

155 Springhurst building

The FMTA has recently helped a tenant get maintenance done on their building through the help of Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) and the City's Municipal Licensing and Standards Municipal Residential Audit Building (MRAB) Program.

Landlord-aid company boss, exposed by FMTA, guilty on 11 charges

Last year the FMTA was instrumental in exposing Jennifer Rose Smith, head of Toronto-based Landlord Source Centre, for breaching the privacy of over 1400 tenants on-line.  Ms.

More City Councillor Housing Survey Results

Unfortunately the FMTA did not receive all of the Municipal Election Housing Surveys by the deadline, so we were unable to include all of the candidates' responses.  Attached you will find the answers and grades of candidates who sent in their surveys after our report card deadline.

Toronto Vital Signs 2010: Report includes stats on housing affordability

The Toronto Community Foundation has unveiled their Toronto Vital Signs 2010 Report, summarizing statistics in 11 related areas that reflect Toronto's overall quality of life and challenges that need to be addressed. See the report here.

 

Private Member's Bill addressing bed bugs, landlord licensing, and other tenant protection

MPP Cheri DiNovo has tabled a private member's bill that proposes a landlord licensing scheme, including the provision that landlords be denied licenses if their apartments have bed bugs. Read the story here.

October 19: Day of Action for a Federal Housing Strategy

Join a lunchtime rally in downtown Toronto to support Bill C-304, which is set to go before Parliament for a final vote by the end of October. Bill C-304 is an Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians. The rally will take place in front of the Ministry of Housing at 777 Bay Street (at College), from 12 to 1 pm on Tuesday October 19.

FMTA Joins One Toronto Campaign

One Toronto

OneToronto is a network of environmental, arts, student, labour and social justice groups representing hundreds of thousands of Torontonians. We have come together to provide an alternative vision of the City to the one that is dominating the current election debate, to help voters realize what's at stake, and to get them engaged.

More FMTA in the news!

CTV photo of Geordie

One thousand two hundred tenants of St. James Town face sudden homelessness after a recent fire on Wellesley Street East. An FMTA Board member speaks to the difficulties they face and the urgent need to support them in this story.

City Election is coming! Attend a Housing Forum at St. Stephen's Community House

What are the election issues for tenants and people who are homeless? On October 14th at 12 noon, attend a Housing Forum hosted by St. Stephen's Community House.

Guest speakers:

New links and resources

Our Organizing Documents page has been updated with a few resources: