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 Election is coming! Attend a Housing Forum at St. Stephen's Community House

What are the election issues for tenants and people who are homeless? On October 14th at 12 noon, attend a Housing Forum hosted by St. Stephen's Community House.

Guest speakers:

New links and resources

Our Organizing Documents page has been updated with a few resources:

311 Emergency After Hours Service

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The Municipal Licensing & Standards Division of the City of Toronto, with the assistance of 311 Toronto, says that residents to contact ML&S staff for emergency matters after regular business hours, weekends and on holidays by visiting 311 Toronto or calling 311.

Bed Bug Summit

The FMTA will be attending MPP Mike Colle's Bed Bug Summit on September 29th and we are looking to share tenants' experiences with bed bugs. If you would like us to share your stories, what worked, what didn't, and what the impact was on your life, please let us know! You can reach us at vic@torontotenants.org.  Thank you!

Time to Turn on the Heat!!

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The heat should now be on in your apartments to ensure that it is a minimum of 21 degrees Celsius (69.8 F) all the time! The landlord has this requirement from September 15th to June 1st.

Rent Increase Guideline for 2011 is 0.7%

The Ontario Annual Guideline amount for 2011 has been set at 0.7%.

This means that your landlord cannot increase your rent in 2011 by more than 0.7%. So, for example, if you rent is $1000 per month, the maximum your landlord can increase it to is $1007. Your landlord must give you 90 days written notice to raise it.

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