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.

Guideline Amount Released for 2012 - 3.1%

From The Canadian Press:

Ontario's governing Liberals say if they are re-elected this fall they will change the way the province's rent increase rate is set after it took one of the biggest jumps in years Friday.

International Tenants Month! September 3rd to October 3rd - Updated!

This year, the FMTA is teaming up with several organizations in the GTA to hold our first annual International Tenants Day!

What is International Tenants Day?

International Tenants Day is an annual event coordinated by the Swedish-based International Union of Tenants. It aims to promote tenant rights around the world while creating awareness of tenant issues.

FMTA in the News!

The FMTA was featured in a variety of news stories in the past month!

FMTA service users report back!

The FMTA takes deals directly with over 30,000 clients a year through our Hotline, Education and Outreach services.  Every now and then we get feedback from our clients as to how they feel about our services...

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Dear Tenant Hotline,

Keep Toronto a Quality City! Depute at City Committees!

The City of Toronto is currently reviewing consultant reports which they have commissioned to find savings in the Toronto City budget. The City is facing a shortfall between $400-$750 million for next years budget.

The consultant reports (compiled by the firm KPMG) have been released throughout this week and last and can be read here:

Air-Conditioners and The Law

As the warm weather approaches, tensions can often heat up between landlords and tenants over the question of air conditioners. The law can be a bit confusing on this issue.

 

 

Here are the goods.

 

Ontario Housing Tribunal Issues a Report “Opening the Door to Fairer Housing Ads”

A person is not covered under the Residential Tenancies Act until they are officially a tenant in a building, but discrimination prevents many people from securing rental housing in the first place. Barbara Hall, the Chief Commissioner if the Ontario Housing Tribunal, issued a statement about discriminatory housing advertisements following an extensive review of sites with housing listings.

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