FMTA News

Sign up for the upcoming Tenant School- March 30 and April 6!

We are pleased to offer a Spring edition of our popular Tenant School program, a free, two-day intensive training for tenants. Lawyers and other experts teach courses on your rights under the law, advocacy, and tenant organizing and working with government / decision-makers.

CHECK IF YOUR HOME IS LISTED ON THE N12 REGISTRY

A N12- is a government form, that a landlord can give a tenant. It’s an eviction notice (a warning letter) which asks a tenant to vacate their unit for landlord or purchaser’s own use as well as for the use of select family members.

 

Reasonable Doubt: Winter Tips for Tenants

Winter brings special considerations for tenants. Although the laws surrounding residential tenancies do not change with the seasons, some issues are more prevalent during Canada’s chilly months.

Toronto ACORN - Rally for Affordable Housing - December 4th

Please see the following from Toronto ACORN:

Toronto is quickly becoming a city only for rich people and developers - $1500 a month for rent isn't affordable!

Toronto Tenant Associations invited to Toronto Council on Aging AGM

Learn more about the OASIS Seniro Supportive living project in Kingston and latest efforst to bring supportive living projects to Toronto...

“Changing Perceptions of Aging”

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Sign Up for the Tenant Summit- October 27, 2018

It's an interesting time for Toronto! Elections are up and soon the new council session will start with the new Ward structure created by the province. Stay up to date in tenant issues!

FMTA Releases New Report on Rent Control!

Despite there being much disagreement on the topic of rent control, this paper put together by Phillip Mendonca- Vieira is a comprehensive sweep that starts with the empirical evidence at our disposal and aims to have a serious discussion about the  benefits, drawbacks and impacts of rent control.

What Are My Tenant Rights after a Building/ Apartment Fire?

The 6-alarm fire at 650 Parliament Street has displaced over 1500 tenants. Many tenants are struggling to find accommodations, retrieve possessions and understand their rights.

 

How Toronto Landlords Use "Renovictions" to Force out Tenants

Renoviction refers to a situation where a landlord evicts a tenant under the guise of needing to complete major renovations requiring the tenants to move out, and then re-lists the apartment for more than the original rent.