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.

RIP Howard Tessler (1952 - 2017)

Longtime tenant advocate and FMTA employee Howard Tessler passed away this morning.  

Landlord Licensing Passes City Council

In a stunning victory for tenant advocates, Landlord Licensing has passed City Council.

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.

Victory for Tenants at 16 St. Joseph Street

In a major victory for tenants at 16 St. Joseph St, the Landlord and Tenant Board recently dismissed the landlord’s application for an Above Guideline Rent Increase. This unparalleled achievement was made possible through the tireless efforts of the tenants at 16 St. Joseph, with support from the FMTA. The 16 St.

No Fixed Address: These Are Your Stories of Renting in Toronto

Following a February 21, 2017 story which appeared in the CBC, involving CBC reporter Shannon Martin who was forced to couch serf after receiving a $950 rent increase- an unpleasant surprise courtesy a loophole tucked away in the Residential Tenancies Act, Ontario; similar stories from tenants from all walks of

Tenant Association Profile: Thorncliffe Park Tenants Association

The Thorncliffe Park Tenants Association (TPTA) has been working to improve the lives of low-income immigrant tenants for over a decade.

 

With the tireless commitment of volunteers, the TPTA has been advocating for individual tenants on a round-the-clock basis to:

 

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