FMTA News

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?"

FMTA on Rent Reductions

Hotline Counsellor at Work

Members of the FMTA Hotline shown talking about the 130,000 Automatic Rent Reduction notices sent by the City of Toronto.

Watch the video here: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Local_News/Toronto/ID=1363046072

Policy on Human Rights and Rental Housing -Ontario Human Rights Commission

See this important policy paper from Barbara Hall and Cherie Robertson of the Ontario Human Rights Commission

www.ohrc.on.ca

Toronto is the least affordable city for housing in Canada

According to the 2009 report, Vital Signs by the Toronto Community Foundation, Toronto's housing is the least affordable in Canada. The report, issued this week, is a detailed account of Toronto's social health. The report can be accessed here.

FMTA in the News!

THe FMTA was quoted in the Toronto Star, speaking about the new Ontario Human Rights Commission's Policy on Rental Housing.  Read the story here.