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.

Tenant Defence Fund Budget Cut

On February 24th, 2011 City Council passed the new budget for the City, including a cut to the Tenant Defense Fund of $100 000. $25 000 was cut from the grant money that tenants can access in order to challenge above guideline rent increases, demolitions, and conversions, and $75 000 was cut from the tenant education and support services offered by the FMTA.

Canadian Pensioners Concerned Appeals to City to Save Tenant Defence Fund

A representative of Canadian Pensioners Concerned appeared before the City of Toronto's budget committee pleading to have the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations spared from planned cuts in the 2011 budget.

Toronto Star: A litany of beefs and pleas

Published On Wed Jan 19 2011

Daniel Dale and Paul Moloney Urban Affairs Reporters

 

Rabble Story on the Tenant Defense Fund Cuts

Tenants' advocacy groups face possible $100,000 funding cut

Read the whole story here: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/johnbon/2011/01/tenants%E2%80%99-advocac...

Support Tenants! Stop Cuts to Tenant Services!

Dear Friends,

Tenants in Toronto desperately need your help.  Tenant services could be cut in the 2012 budget

"Tenants Catch Break With Lowest Hike Ever": January 2011

 

The Tillsonburg News:Tenants catch break with lowest hike ever By ANTONELLA ARTUSO, QMI Agency

 

Ontario renters will catch an election-year break, with the lowest allowable rent hike in the 35-year history of rent control.

Ontario Ombudsman's Office Calls for Improvements in Toronto's Property Standards Department: Nov. 2010

A recent report from the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office proposes positive changes to how MLS (Property Standards) complaints are dealt with. Read on to find out more about how this may impact all Toronto tenants.

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