FMTA News

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

 

FMTA presents: The Tenant School!

Free legal workshops for tenants brought to you by staff from community legal clinics and the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations!!!

THURSDAYS, APRIL 8 THROUGH MAY 6 2010 7-9 PM
April 8: REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
April 15: RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT: THE BASICS
April 22: EVICTION PROCESS
April 29: RENT INCREASES IN PRIVATE MARKET HOUSING

FMTA in the News!

The FMTA has been featured in MetroNews, The Toronto Star and The Humber Et Cetera in March speaking about problems with Automatic Rent Reductions.

Read about landlord's not passing on Rent Reductons here.

New Resources Available!

The FMTA has uploaded a variety of new resources to our Resources Section.

Under the Organizing Documents Section, you can find the following:

Cleo Resources

FMTA in the News!

The FMTA was interviewed on the CBC Radio program Here and Now.

The program log can be seen here: Here and Now.

We were also on French CBC's Telejounal discussing vacancy rates in Toronto and affordability.

Eviction Prevention TCHC - Our Submission to Justice Lesage

 

 

 

January 2010

 

 

Submission to Justice Lesage - re: Eviction Prevention

 

 

Automatic Rent Reductions: Questions and Answers

1. "Why did I get this notice?"

• Your apartment building was assessed for lower property tax by the City than the previous year

• Under provincial law, because of this lower tax, you can automatically reduce your next month's rent starting Jan.1st.

 

2. "Why didn't I get a notice?"