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 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.

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

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