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.

Provincial Government Consultations on Affordable Housing

July 21, 2009 (All day) - July 22, 2009 (All day)

The Ontario government has launched a series of consultations across the province. The government is promising to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure everyone has "adequate, suitable and affordable housing." Although this is a rather grand claim, these consultations are an opportunity for all tenants across the province to tell the government what is important to us.

Government Announces Rent Increase Guideline of 2.1%

Today, the Government of Ontario announced the 2010 rent guideline at 2.1%. This is shocking considering the tough economic times that we are in.

The guideline is based on the average inflation for the last 12 month period. Recent reports of lower inflation gave us hope that the guideline would be lowered, not raised.

Submission to the Ontario Energy Board on Hydro Sub-Metering


1. The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (the FMTA) is a non profit incorporated organization with the sole purpose of advancing the interests of residential tenants. The Federation was founded in 1974.

Letter to the Chair of the Landlord and Tenant Board

May 6, 2009

Dr. Lillian Ma
Landlord Tenant Board
777 Bay Street, 12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E5

Dear Dr. Ma,

Thank you for meeting with us on April 30. We believe that it is very important that we dialogue from time to time. In this meeting, we raised two main issues:

Bed Bug Story in Now Toronto

Bed bugs!

From Now Toronto April 28-May 5, 2009

"There is a resurgence right across North America, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world. Bedbugs are resilient and can develop resistance to pesticides. We've had a 60- to 70-year reprieve.

Annual General Meeting

May 30, 2009 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

FMTA'S 35th Annual General Meeting.  Come for the coffee, stay for the elections.  This year's meeting will include committee reports, our keynote speaker (TBA), member motions, elections, and more!

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

To renew your membership in advance of the meeting, or for more information, please call 416-646-1772.

FMTA in the News!

FMTA Staff Posing for the Star

The FMTA was featured in a variety of media in March and April of this year.

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