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 Responds to Provincial Proposals to Encourage Small Landlords to Provide Rental Housing

In April 2016, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released a consultation paper which discussed Proposals to Encourage Small Landlords to Provide Rental Housing.

Introducing: The New FMTA Tenant Association Toolkit

The FMTA is proud to present our newest publication - The Tenant Association Toolkit.

The Toolkit is chalked full of information on starting a tenant association along with amazing tools to help maintain one: newsletter templates, info on how to open a TA bank account, sign up and membership form tempaltes, etc.

Council Approves Next Steps Towards Landlord Licensing: Public Consultation Coming in the Fall

In what’s being hailed a major win for tenants, city council has approved the next step towards licensing landlords. It’s a move advocates say will lead to better adherence to building standards and improve the quality of life of the half of Toronto’s residents who live in apartments.

Ontario Announces 2017 Rent Guideline which is 1.5%

On Friday, the Government of Ontario announced the 2017 rent increase guideline which is 1.5%. The rent guideline is the percentage by which a landlord can raise a tenants rent without applying to the Landlord and Tenant Board for permission.

Provincial Government Discriminating Against Pets: Sign the Petition!

Recently proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act would further disadvantage tenants who are pet-owners and animal lovers and goes a long way in demonstrating the government’s lack of compassion and care for animals.

 

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