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.

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.

New Resources Available!

The FMTA has uploaded a variety of new resources to our Resources Section.

Under the Organizing Documents Section, you can find the following:

Cleo Resources

FMTA in the News!

The FMTA was interviewed on the CBC Radio program Here and Now.

The program log can be seen here: Here and Now.

We were also on French CBC's Telejounal discussing vacancy rates in Toronto and affordability.

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