FMTA News

FMTA responds to Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

It is a good day for tenants.

Long sought-after changes to the tenancy laws have been announced today by the Province.  The FMTA - including Tenant Associations, individial members and the Board of Directors - has been pushing for decades for many of the tenant protections announced today.  

Our Tenant Community Development Project is Back!

The FMTA is pleased to announce the return of our Tenant Community Development Project! We’re back in buildings developing and strengthening relationships with tenants across the City of Toronto. We’re also supporting leadership development, civic engagement and will be holding in depth training on tenant rights through our tenant school project.

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:

 

RIP Howard Tessler (1952 - 2017)

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

87 Jameson Tenants Fight Back to Challenge Rent Increases and Disrepair

Residents of 87 Jameson in Parkdale are fiercely protesting both the state of disrepair of their building and concurrent exorbitant rent increases.

Toronto Man Says He Was Denied Room to Rent due to Muslim Ban

Denying someone housing in Toronto based on their country of origin, race and religion is illegal, tenant advocates say stories about discrimination in the rental market are all too common.

Millennials denied Toronto condo rental due to their age

It's tough enough finding a decent place to rent in Toronto's red-hot housing market, but it's proving even harder for at least two millennials who say they've just been denied a condo rental because of their age.