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.

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.

Reportback from the FMTA 2011 Annual General Meeting

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Association held our Annual General Meeting this Saturday, June 11. Members of the Board of Directors, staff, tenants and tenant association reps assembled to report back on the initiatives of the past year, elect new members to the Board, and to plan for the coming year.

Tenants’ Rights Workshop for Newcomers & Service‐Providers

The Federation of Metro Tenants Associations, East Downtown Toronto Local Immigration Partnership and the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture present:

Information on Tenants Rights for Newcomers to Canada

 

 

 

 

 

Come and learn about:

FMTA 2011 Annual General Meeting!

Saturday
June 11, 2011
10.00 am - 2.00 pm

OISE
Room TBD
252 Bloor St. W
Toronto
(@ St. George Subway)

Revised Agenda

10.00am Registration and Coffee

Endorse the Campaign to End Bed Bugs!

In preparation for the Provincial election in October, several agencies have been working together to develop resources and launch a campaign to fight bed bugs. Please find attached our "Bed Bug Mani-pest-o" which outlines our strategies and requests your agency's endorsement for the campaign. Feel free to distribute widely to colleagues, friends and the general public.

Ontario Keeps Public Housing Veto

Today the Ontario government proposed keeping final approval over the sale of social housing.

The government had toyed with eliminating the veto in its new housing law, however several FMTA members along with severel other tenants-rights groups made passionate appeals at the Ontario Justice Policy Committee to have the veto kept on to prevent the sell off of public housing.

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