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.

FMTA is on Flickr!

The FMTA has joined Flickr so folks can see who we are and what we're up to!

Check out out Flickr page here.

FMTA 36th Annual General Meeting

Join the FMTA for our 36th Annual General Meeting on May 29th, 2010.

The AGM will be held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) - 252 Bloor St. W, 2nd floor Room 2-214.

All FMTA AGM's include:

SECOND ANNUAL FMTA FUNDRAISER

Date: 
June 4, 2010 - 7:00pm - June 5, 2010 - 12:00am

Special Announcement!!!!

Join the FMTA in making sure the HST doesn't hurt tenants!

The Ontario government has announced plans to ensure landlords can't apply for Above Guideline rent increases because of the HST.  This is good news for tenants, BUT the public has until MAY 27th to comment on proposed changes meaning they could still give in to pressure from landlords.  Check out the attached resource and make sure tenant voices are heard on this issue!

"Your Rights. Your Language: Renting A Place to Live" Multi-lingual Audio and Written Materials for Tenants.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has produced a guide to Tenant's Rights in multiple language. It is available in Arabic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, French and English. Access it by clicking on the links below:

استئجار محل للسكن

http://www.cleo.on.ca/english/six/Arabic/rent-ar.pdf

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.

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