Longtime tenant advocate and FMTA employee Howard Tessler passed away this morning.
Howard was an institution at the FMTA ‚Äì he worked here for over 20 years as a hotline counsellor, project manager and was ED for many difficult years. The FMTA wouldn’t exist today without his work and hundreds of thousands of tenants would not have been helped had it not been for his commitment to tenant rights in the City of Toronto.
The FMTA is deeply saddened by the loss of one of employees and one of the longest-serving and strongest tenant advocates in the City.
Howard's family is going to need to cover some costs for the funeral‚Ä¶for those wanting to send flowers we'd recommend instead sending donations if you are willing or able via an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FMTA’s catch phrase is “Together We Are Strong.” Today, with the loss of Howard, we are unfortunately a little weaker.