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.

Response to the Ontario Human Rights Commission Discussion paper on Human Rights and Family in Ontario

July 22nd, 2005

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit Organization which advocates for better rights for Tenants.

Founded in 1974, we are the oldest and largest Tenant Federation in Canada. The FMTA is comprised of affiliated Tenant Associations and Individual Members.

The FMTA manages two major projects, both funded by the City of Toronto.

Tenants Could Lose Millions of Dollars in Interest Payments

For Immediate Release - September 2, 2004


From the days of Bill Davis right through to Ernie Eves, tenants have been entitled to an interest payment of 6% from landlords on deposits held for the "last month's rent".

Rent Guideline Announcement - Better But More Needed

August 13, 2004, For Immediate Release


Today the Ontario Government announced the annual rent guideline for 2005 as 1.5%. This confirms the promise made last April to end the bonus provisions contained in the annual guideline since 1987.


April 22, 2004 For Immediate Release

The release of the Government Tenancy Reform Consultation Paper has started an overdue debate on the fairest system for tenants and landlords.

Federation Releases Redprint - Calls for Immediate Moratorium on Rent Increases

December 4, 2003, For Immediate Release

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations is advising the new Ontario Government to keep its promise of "real protection for tenants at all times." It is time TO STOP ALL RENT INCREASES PENDING NEW LEGISLATION.


September 30, 2003

During this campaign, the Liberal party has confirmed and improved their policy on rent control.

However, the policy still does not call for a rent freeze or roll back and they continue to discuss vacancy rates in connection to possible de-control.


For Immediate Release August 28, 2003

The Federation of Metro Tenants Associations is calling on Premier Ernie Eves to place a moratorium on rent increases for 2004.