FMTA News

NO RENT CONTROL FOR DOGS EITHER

June 3, 2003

A major Toronto landlord is now charging rent to dogs. The Federation has obtained a lease used by Briar Lane Management that requires an extra monthly payment of $250 a month for apartments with dogs.

Pets are permitted in all Ontario apartments, but some tenants will have to pay $3000.00 a year for that right.

SARS VICTIMS NEED PROTECTION FROM EVICTION

May 6, 2003

The Federation of Metro Tenants Associations wants to ensure that no SARS victim loses their home.

In a letter to the Minister of Housing, and to the Chair of the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal, the FMTA asked that a directive be issued.

RENTAL TRIBUNAL AWARDS LANDLORD 14.6% INCREASE WITHOUT EVIDENCE AND WITHOUT A HEARING

March 2, 2003, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tenants at 1595 Bathurst came home to a shock last week, when they found a written decision by the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal awarding their landlord a 14.6% rent increase above the annual guideline.

ERNIE, WHAT ABOUT TENANTS?

November 12, 2002, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Now that the Premier has seen the light about his disastrous deregulation policy on hydro, tenants would like him to see the same light about his disastrous anti-rent control policy.

2003 Guideline anounced and denounced

Friday, August 30, 2002, For Immediate Release

"Tenants will not be fooled by the lower rent increase guideline," the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations said this morning. The Federation is the oldest and largest Tenant Organization in Toronto and in Canada.

Court rules against tenants on heat increase appeal

On August 26, The Superior Court of Ontario decided that the landlords of Ontario will be allowed to keep windfall profits due to an temporary increase in gas price.

Tenant Day

Saturday June 1st, 2002

Approximately 60 tenants joined us at the Rosehill Reservoir to celebrate Tenant Day. The group marched from the park up the the Toronto South Housing Tribunal, across St. Clair Avenue and down Yonge Street. City Councillor Michael Walker and NDP Housing Critic Michael Prue joined us at the Rosehill Reservoir.

 

Tenant Summit IV

May 4th, 2002

A group of about 50 leaders from Toronto area Tenants' Associations joined us for our fourth Tenant Summit. One of the main topics of discussion was the June 28th Divisional Court case, and the FMTA's proposed intervention (see above). The group voted overwhelmingly in favour of the FMTA pursuing the intervention.

FMTA demands resignation of Tribunal Chair

February 28th, 2002

Approximately 20 Federation staff, board members and supporters hand delivered a letter to Mr. Puta-Chekwe, demanding his resignation. Reporters from CFRB and the Toronto Sun covered the story.

City of Toronto Rental Housing Forum

November 26th, 2001

The Federation sent out thousands of flyers for this event, and our volunteers made over 200 phone calls encouraging people to attend. We like to think we played a big part in achieving the overflow turn out: estimated between 500-700 people.

Outreach Team Co-ordinator Dan McIntyre spoke at the event, as did several Federation board members and volunteers.