FMTA News

Rent Increase Guideline for 2011 is 0.7%

The Ontario Annual Guideline amount for 2011 has been set at 0.7%.

This means that your landlord cannot increase your rent in 2011 by more than 0.7%. So, for example, if you rent is $1000 per month, the maximum your landlord can increase it to is $1007. Your landlord must give you 90 days written notice to raise it.

Get on the Voters List!

Toronto Elections Wants You to Vote!

Toronto Elections is asking you to "Get on the list!"

Are you on the voters' list? It's important that you are as it makes voting fast and easy - and it's as simple as 1, 2, 3 to get on the list:

1. Call 311 to find out if you are on the voters' list.

Announcement from the FMTA

For over 35 years, the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) has been committed to working tirelessly with and for tenants, advocating for better rights for all tenants in Toronto. Founded in 1974, we are the oldest and largest tenant federation in Canada, comprised of affiliated tenant associations with over 3,000 individual members.

 

FMTA is on Flickr!

The FMTA has joined Flickr so folks can see who we are and what we're up to!

Check out out Flickr page here.

"Your Rights. Your Language: Renting A Place to Live" Multi-lingual Audio and Written Materials for Tenants.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has produced a guide to Tenant's Rights in multiple language. It is available in Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, French and English. Access it by clicking on the links below:

استئجار محل للسكن

http://www.cleo.on.ca/english/six/Arabic/rent-ar.pdf

The Thousandth Tower: Stories from Inside a Toronto Suburban Highrise

FMTA representatives were in attendance at the May 12, 2010 World Premiere of "The Thousandth Tower: Stories from Inside a Toronto Suburban Highrise". The Thousandth Tower is a National Film Board web-documentary directed by Katerina Cizek. It follows the lives of 6 residents of Toronto apartment towers.

The Thousandth Tower: Stories from Inside a Toronto Suburban Highrise

FMTA representatives were in attendance at the May 12, 2010 World Premiere of "The Thousandth Tower: Stories from Inside a Toronto Suburban Highrise".  The Thousandth Tower is a National Film Board web-documentary directed by Katerina Cizek.  It follows the lives of 6 residents of Toronto apartment towers.  It is the first of several productions to come as part of the "Highrise"

How to Respond to Variance Applications

Have you recently recieved a variance application from your landlord to reduce your Rent Reduction?

In December 2009, 130,000 tenants in the City of Toronto received Rent Reductions because their landlord's taxes had gone down.

Federal Privacy Commissioner Upholds FMTA Complaint

Canada's Federal Privacy Commissioner recently ruled that a database of tenant information made available by a Landlord Legal Group constituted a violation of hundreds of tenant's privacy.

In the ruling the Commissioner found that:

"The Privacy Office confirmed that the database in question contained personal information on Hundreds of tenants across Ontario.

Federation Submission on Energy Consumer Protection Act

 

The Energy Consumer Protection Act

Bill 235

Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government

Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations