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.


As of January 31st 2007:

World Urban Forum

"The World Urban Forum, held every two years, was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization in a world where half of humanity lives in cities and where in the next 50 years that proportion is expected to reach two-thirds of the global population..."

Fighting to end vacancy decontrol


June 5, 2006

On August 12, 2003, Premier McGuinty promised tenants "We will get rid of vacancy decontrol which allows unlimited rent increases."

Today, the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations will make a last ditch effort to convince the Government to keep that important promise.

Evictions on the Rise in Ontario

Released February 20, 2006

Ontario has set another dubious record. More tenants face losing their homes than ever before.