FMTA News

More Changes under Ontario's Fair Housing Plan - Sept 2017

On April 20, 2017 The government of Ontario passed the Fair Housing Plan which sets out the following major protections for tenants:

Tenant Association Profile: Royal York Gardens Tenant Association

The Royal York Gardens Tenant Association was established to provide advocacy and services for the Tenants living at Royal York Gardens (1137, 1139 and 1141 Royal York Gardens).

Registration is Now Open for the November 18 and 25, 2017 Tenant School!

Are you a tenant living in Toronto? Do you have questions about your rights under the law?  Have you ever thought of working with your neighbours to start a tenants association?

Tips for First-time Student Renters!

With September and back-to-school season around the corner, here are some useful tips for first-time student renters. Remember that students can either get free legal help from a Community Legal clinic or call our tenant hotline at 416-921-9494!

 

Strength in Numbers: How Tenants Can Organize a Tenants Association

A tenant-led, neighbourhood wide campaign, including a rent strike, has resulted in victory for tenants in Parkdale.

 

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan- August Update

On April 20, 2017 The government of Ontario passed the Fair Housing Plan which sets out the following major protections for tenants:

 

1. Expanding rent control to all private rental units in Ontario, including those built after 1991.

RIP Bonnie Briggs and Nick Volk

Two key housing advocates have passed away recently - Bonnie Briggs and Nick Volk.

Victory for Parkdale Tenants: Metcap Agrees to Lower Rent Increases

Tenants from the Parkdale neighbourhood say that they have won a number of concessions from their landlord at the conclusion of a Rent Strike that began May 1. The landlord, Metcap Living, has agreed to lower rent increases and provide a schedule for repairs.

Tenants of an East York Apartment Building Extatic After Landlord Reverses Position on Illegal Airconditioning Fee

Residents of an East York building are delighted that their landlord has revised a decision to charge them an illegal air-conditioning fee. Following a CBC investigation, Capreit has informed tenants that the $125 air-conditioning charge for the summer does not have to be paid.

Tenant Association Profile: Leaside Towers Tenant Association

The Leaside Towers Tenant Association was established in 1980 and serves as the voice of tenants living at 85/95 Thorncliffe Park Drive. Volunteers organize events, provide resources and hold regular meetings to work to improve conditions in their buildings and to provide tenants an avenue to get involved.