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.

Automatic Rent Reductions 2012: Questions and Answers

This year, over 170,000 rent reductions are going out to tenants in the City of Toronto.

Go to the City of Toronto's website to learn more and see if you qualify for a rent reduction: http://www.toronto.ca/housing/rent-lower.htm

You can also call the Tenant Hotline at 416-921-9494.

The following are the most common questions faced by the FMTA:


CMHC Releases Fall 2011 Rental Housing Report: Vacancy Rates Down


The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation's Fall 2011 Rental Market Report show that vacancy rates for rental housing in Canada's major centres have fallen an average of 0.4%, from 2.6% in October of 2010 to 2.2% in the same month one year later.

AODA requirements change for businesses, including landlords, coming into effect January 1st, 2012

Effective on January 1st, 2012, the changes in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements will extend from public institutions to include businesses, including landlords and property management companies.

Some highlights from the new AODA requirements:

National Housing Day Rally in Toronto on Tuesday, November 22, 2011!

On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 there will be a rally in Toronto for National Housing Day

The rally will take place at St. James Park at the corner of Queen St. East and Jarvis, and will run from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cold Weather Blues: Heat, Leaks and Snow Removal

Snow in the City

As cold weather approaches, it is time to remind ourselves of our legal rights that we have forgotten in the warm summer months. Check out the laws that protect you with regards to heat, leaks, and snow removal.

CLEO Launches Legal Rights Website!

Your Legal Rights

The Centre for Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has created a new website: www.yourlegalrights.on.ca

On their website, you can access a wide selection of resources with free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information.

Some of the resources come in many languages.

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