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.

The Thousandth Tower: Stories from Inside a Toronto Suburban Highrise

FMTA representatives were in attendance at the May 12, 2010 World Premiere of "The Thousandth Tower: Stories from Inside a Toronto Suburban Highrise". The Thousandth Tower is a National Film Board web-documentary directed by Katerina Cizek. It follows the lives of 6 residents of Toronto apartment towers.

How to Respond to Variance Applications

Have you recently recieved a variance application from your landlord to reduce your Rent Reduction?

In December 2009, 130,000 tenants in the City of Toronto received Rent Reductions because their landlord's taxes had gone down.

Federal Privacy Commissioner Upholds FMTA Complaint

Canada's Federal Privacy Commissioner recently ruled that a database of tenant information made available by a Landlord Legal Group constituted a violation of hundreds of tenant's privacy.

In the ruling the Commissioner found that:

"The Privacy Office confirmed that the database in question contained personal information on Hundreds of tenants across Ontario.

FMTA Joins Public Transit Coalition

The FMTA board recently decided to join the Public Transit Coalition and support the call that:

"that the TTC must be kept public, be properly funded by all levels of Government, and that the Transit City Light Rail plan be completed by 2020."

More information about the Public Transit Coalition can be found at publictransitcoalition.ca.

FMTA Board Responds to Toronto Star Article

Two weeks ago, the FMTA board responded to an article in the Toronto Star where a landlord-group labelled pro-tenant measures related to the HST "unfair."

April 13, 2010

To The Editor
Toronto Star

Re: Landlords call Province's HST Measures Unfair

FMTA presents: The Tenant School!

Free legal workshops for tenants brought to you by staff from community legal clinics and the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations!!!

THURSDAYS, APRIL 8 THROUGH MAY 6 2010 7-9 PM
April 8: REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
April 15: RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT: THE BASICS
April 22: EVICTION PROCESS
April 29: RENT INCREASES IN PRIVATE MARKET HOUSING

FMTA in the News!

The FMTA has been featured in MetroNews, The Toronto Star and The Humber Et Cetera in March speaking about problems with Automatic Rent Reductions.

Read about landlord's not passing on Rent Reductons here.

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