FMTA News

City of Toronto Addressing Basement Flooding Calls

The City of Toronto is reminding residents to call 311, the City's 24-hour customer service line, to report basements flooded as a result of the intense rainfall in July.

City of Toronto Seeking to Engage All Residents on Future of Housing Services for Vulnerable Tenants

The City of Toronto is inviting all residents to share their views on the delivery of services that prevent homelessness and help some of Toronto's most vulnerable residents find and keep permanent housing.

Bed Bug Reports in the City of Toronto

Bed Bug Map

The following presentation was recently obtained by the FMTA tracking Public Health Bed Bug Reports in the City of Toronto from 2009-2012.

The following presentation was created by Noah Adams, a social worker, researcher and activist who resides in Toronto (www.noahjadams.com). Noah obtained the data through a FOIA request.

2014 Rent Increase Cap Second Lowest in 35 Years Since 1975

Ontario is capping rent increases for 2014 at 0.8 per cent for the province's one million tenant households -- the second lowest cap since the introduction of rent regulation 38 years ago. 

 

The FMTA's 39th Annual General Meeting!

Join the FMTA for our 39th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 19th, 2013 at 6:30pm.

The AGM will be held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) - 252 Bloor St. W, Room 5260

All FMTA AGM's include:

Victory on Visitor Parking

Thanks to the efforts of tenants in Toronto, a prohibition on visitor parking charges has been passed by Toronto City Council.

Ontario Trillium Foundation Funds New FMTA Services!

Ontario Trillium Foundation Logo

The FMTA is proud to announce a new program funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Thanks to a $120,000 grant from the OTF, the FMTA will be launching our Tenant Community Development Project in July 2013!

New Resource! Demolitions, Conversions, Renovations and the Residential Tenancies Act

 

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) contains rules about the conversion, demolition and renovation of rental units, including the requirements for compensating tenants and providing alternate accommodation.

 

Spotlight on Tenant Associations: Brentwood Towers Tenants' Association

The Brentwood Towers Tenants' Association is a volunteer organization of tenants of 17-25 Lascelles Boulevard who work on behalf of the Brentwood Towers residents to maintain reasonable rents and a comfortable standard of living for all tenants.

Spotlight on Tenant Associations: the West Lodge Tenants' Association

The West Lodge Tenants' Association represents residents of 103-105 West Lodge Avenue, in Parkdale. The group acts as an advocate and as a consumer protection watchdog both for residents and for other concerned tenants. The TA has primarily focused on the Wynn Group, formerly known as Wynn Family Properties.