FMTA News

Updated! - New Language Guides Available!

Guide to tenants rights thumbnailThe FMTA has recently had our one of our most popular publications, the Guide to Tenant Rights, translated into 7 new languages!  The Guide is now available in Dari, Gujurati, French (new), Somali,

Joe Fiorito speaks at FMTA AGM

The FMTA AGM was held on May 31st at City Hall and produced a new board of directors, a recap of our achievements in 2008/09 and a rousing Keynote address by Joe Fiorito.

Mr. Fiorito spoke passionately and generated some seasoned debate about TCHC community housing and the role of the Federation in fighting for tenant rights in Toronto and Ontario.

 

FMTA Fundraiser a smashing success

The first annual FMTA fundraiser this May at the Ramada Inn was a smashing success. Close to $5000 was raised and over 80 people attended including FMTA members, tenant activists, City Councilors and MPP's. The FMTA would like to thank all our friends and allies in the community who came out and showed their support.

 

Walmer Road Tenants Win Smart Meter Case

After a long drawn out battle with the lawyer for Briar Lane, tenants have won a substantial victory.  The Board ruled that the landlord could not unilaterally switch tenants to paying their own hydro from what the Board called "the landlords third party service provider".

Government Announces Rent Increase Guideline of 2.1%

Today, the Government of Ontario announced the 2010 rent guideline at 2.1%. This is shocking considering the tough economic times that we are in.

The guideline is based on the average inflation for the last 12 month period. Recent reports of lower inflation gave us hope that the guideline would be lowered, not raised.

Bed Bug Story in Now Toronto

Bed bugs!

From Now Toronto April 28-May 5, 2009

"There is a resurgence right across North America, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world. Bedbugs are resilient and can develop resistance to pesticides. We've had a 60- to 70-year reprieve.

FMTA in the News!

FMTA Staff Posing for the Star

The FMTA was featured in a variety of media in March and April of this year.

Our submission to Miloon Kothari, the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing

UN Special Rapporteur on Housing

Through our Tenant Hotline, Outreach & Organizing Team, and Tenant Education workshops, we consistently hear from tenants about some of the most egregious violations of tenant protection legislation in Ontario.

Our submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission about Human Rights in Rental Housing

Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations recently submited its position on human rights and rental housing to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. See the attached document for our six recomendations.

The Residential Tenancies Act replaced the Tenant Protection Act on January 31st, 2007

 The  Residential Tenancies Act replaced the  Tenant Protection Act on January 3

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) was proclaimed on January 31st, 2007. It replaces the Tenant Protection Act.

 

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