FMTA News

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:

311 Emergency After Hours Service

311 Logo

The Municipal Licensing & Standards Division of the City of Toronto, with the assistance of 311 Toronto, says that residents to contact ML&S staff for emergency matters after regular business hours, weekends and on holidays by visiting 311 Toronto or calling 311.

Bed Bug Summit

The FMTA will be attending MPP Mike Colle's Bed Bug Summit on September 29th and we are looking to share tenants' experiences with bed bugs. If you would like us to share your stories, what worked, what didn't, and what the impact was on your life, please let us know! You can reach us at vic@torontotenants.org.  Thank you!

Time to Turn on the Heat!!

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The heat should now be on in your apartments to ensure that it is a minimum of 21 degrees Celsius (69.8 F) all the time! The landlord has this requirement from September 15th to June 1st.

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.