FMTA News

Council Approves Next Steps Towards Landlord Licensing: Public Consultation Coming in the Fall

In what’s being hailed a major win for tenants, city council has approved the next step towards licensing landlords. It’s a move advocates say will lead to better adherence to building standards and improve the quality of life of the half of Toronto’s residents who live in apartments.

Ontario Announces 2017 Rent Guideline which is 1.5%

On Friday, the Government of Ontario announced the 2017 rent increase guideline which is 1.5%. The rent guideline is the percentage by which a landlord can raise a tenants rent without applying to the Landlord and Tenant Board for permission.

Provincial Government Discriminating Against Pets: Sign the Petition!

Recently proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act would further disadvantage tenants who are pet-owners and animal lovers and goes a long way in demonstrating the government’s lack of compassion and care for animals.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: TENANT ACTION MEETING (JUNE 13)

Tenant Action Meeting

Monday, June 13 6:30 PM 

West Neighbourhood House

Stan Meek Community Hall

248 Ossington Avenue at Dundas 

FMTA Annual General Meeting 2016!

Hello Members and Friends!

Join the FMTA for our 42nd Annual General Meeting on Saturday June 18th, 2016 at 1pm.

Location: 120 Carlton St - Party Room. Corner of Jarvis and Carlton St. Closest station is College Subway.

 All FMTA AGM's include:

Introducing: The New FMTA Tenant Association Toolkit

The FMTA is proud to present our newest publication - The Tenant Association Toolkit.

The Toolkit is chalked full of information on starting a tenant association along with amazing tools to help maintain one: newsletter templates, info on how to open a TA bank account, sign up and membership form tempaltes, etc.

Proposed Changes To Residential Tenancies Act Has Advocates Alarmed

A number of proposed changes have alarmed tenants and tenant advocates. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has put forward a range of proposals such as:

 

Toronto considers apartment licensing to crack down on bad landlords

Toronto is contemplating a licensing system for apartment buildings — similar to the city’s Dine Safe restaurant program — to give inspectors more teeth when landlords fail to meet minimum property standards.