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 Joins Facebook!

The FMTA board put up a facebook fan page for the FMTA!

Become a fan of the FMTA and learn more about our great work and campaigns.

Join our fan page here.

Automatic Rent Reductions: Questions and Answers

1. "Why did I get this notice?"

• Your apartment building was assessed for lower property tax by the City than the previous year

• Under provincial law, because of this lower tax, you can automatically reduce your next month's rent starting Jan.1st.


2. "Why didn't I get a notice?"

FMTA on Rent Reductions

Hotline Counsellor at Work

Members of the FMTA Hotline shown talking about the 130,000 Automatic Rent Reduction notices sent by the City of Toronto.

Watch the video here: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Local_News/Toronto/ID=1363046072

Policy on Human Rights and Rental Housing -Ontario Human Rights Commission

See this important policy paper from Barbara Hall and Cherie Robertson of the Ontario Human Rights Commission


Toronto is the least affordable city for housing in Canada

According to the 2009 report, Vital Signs by the Toronto Community Foundation, Toronto's housing is the least affordable in Canada. The report, issued this week, is a detailed account of Toronto's social health. The report can be accessed here.

FMTA in the News!

THe FMTA was quoted in the Toronto Star, speaking about the new Ontario Human Rights Commission's Policy on Rental Housing.  Read the story here.

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