FMTA News

Tenants’ religious rights violated by Brampton landlord who refused to remove shoes

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has awarded $12,000 to a Muslim couple, who claimed their landlord failed to accommodate their prayer times and notify the wife when she was home alone before bringing in prospective new tenants for apartment viewings.

Questions and Answers: Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan was announced on April 20th and includes a whole host of changes to tenant laws.  Below are answers to some common questions that the FMTA has recieved since the Provincial announcement.


Q: When do the proposed changes take effect?

Upcoming Tenant School- Empowering Tenants Through Education

UPDATE: Registration is now closed for the June Tenant School sessions.

Tenant Hotline Down for Maintenance

The tenant hotline is currently offline undergoing maintenance.

If you have a questions about your rights or what the law says, please email us at

hotline@torontotenants.org

Thanks,

FMTA

Tenant Association Profile: Bretton Place Tenants Association

Bretton Place Tenants’ Association (BPTA) was established over 30 years ago to represent the collective interests of residents of Bretton Place (44 Jackes and 33 Rosehill).

Get Involved with the New Campaign Launched by the Toronto Alliance for Homelessness

The Toronto Alliance for Homelessness, in partnership with the City of Toronto, is launching a campaign to raise public awareness about homelessness in Toronto.

FMTA responds to Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

It is a good day for tenants.

Long sought-after changes to the tenancy laws have been announced today by the Province.  The FMTA - including Tenant Associations, individial members and the Board of Directors - has been pushing for decades for many of the tenant protections announced today.  

Our Tenant Community Development Project is Back!

The FMTA is pleased to announce the return of our Tenant Community Development Project! We’re back in buildings developing and strengthening relationships with tenants across the City of Toronto. We’re also supporting leadership development, civic engagement and will be holding in depth training on tenant rights through our tenant school project.

Victory for Tenants at 16 St. Joseph Street

In a major victory for tenants at 16 St. Joseph St, the Landlord and Tenant Board recently dismissed the landlord’s application for an Above Guideline Rent Increase. This unparalleled achievement was made possible through the tireless efforts of the tenants at 16 St. Joseph, with support from the FMTA. The 16 St.

No Fixed Address: These Are Your Stories of Renting in Toronto

Following a February 21, 2017 story which appeared in the CBC, involving CBC reporter Shannon Martin who was forced to couch serf after receiving a $950 rent increase- an unpleasant surprise courtesy a loophole tucked away in the Residential Tenancies Act, Ontario; similar stories from tenants from all walks of