FMTA in the News in September

Coming Soon! FMTA's ED Geordie Dent speaking with CP24 about tenant rights.
Watch for it on the "Know Your Rights" section of CP24's website.
Currently, you can watch the interviews on the FMTA's facebook page.

The September 22 issue of NOW Magazine promoted the Tenant Summit, a day of FREE workshops on tenants' rights. The event is on Saturday, October 1, from 10am-2:30pm at Ryerson Unit Podium Building. The event is a part of International Tenants Month.

On September 23, the Toronto Star publicized International Tenants Month, citing the need for both the public and politicians to start focusing on tough questions about housing in Ontario, as the October 6th election looms closer.

The FMTA's Geordie Dent speaks to Metro News about the prevalence of discrimination against people with disabilities in the private market. Although this kind of discrimination is against the law, many landlords will simply not return the calls of prospective tenants who they know to have disabilities.

Also in Metro News, tenants discuss the need for political parties to address issues of rent control and affordable housing, as Toronto's vacancy rates and median tenant income continue to fall.