Mission

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 of individual Members. We have over 3,000 members and continue to grow.

City of Toronto Rooming House Review: Survey

The City of Toronto is embarking on a review to address issues related to rooming houses.

Please take the time to participate in a survey. This survey is one method of gathering feedback from the public. To learn more about the Rooming House Review, please visit

www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay.

 

About this survey

THE RENTAL GAP: IS TORONTO IN THE MIDST OF A RENTAL RENAISSANCE OR IS IT MORE OF THE SAME?

The article, recently published in the Globe and Mail, paints a picture of divergent trends in the Toronto rental market.

NEW AND UPDATED: WHAT TENANTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAW

This publication provides easy-to-understand information about various  common questions and  legal issues encountered by tenants. The publication is available in English and French and covers the life of a tenancy. Click here for a copy:

http://www.cleo.on.ca/en/publications/tenantsaccess

NEW PROGRAM PROVIDING ON-BILL CREDIT TO LOW-INCOME ELECTRICITY CONSUMERS

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) welcomed Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli's announcement that the provincial government is moving forward to establish an Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) for eligible low-income consumers to be in place by January 1, 2016.

Changes Coming to the LTB

There are some changes coming to the LTB which are relevant to tenants. Here is a brief overview:

  1. Updated Forms:

LTB forms will soon be easier to understand and fill out. You will be able to preview the updated forms on the LTB website starting March 1 but please don’t start using the new forms until April 1, 2015.

 

Tenants Organize for Reduced Rent: Successful at Landlord and Tenant Board

The tenants at39 Riverwood Parkwayrecently won a significant victory in conjuntion with the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO). The Federation, through funding from the Trillium Foundation, was also a part of this success story.

 

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