Ontario Ombudsman's Office Calls for Improvements in Toronto's Property Standards Department: Nov. 2010

A recent report from the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office proposes positive changes to how MLS (Property Standards) complaints are dealt with. Read on to find out more about how this may impact all Toronto tenants.

"Rent cut coming for thousands of T.O. tenants": TORONTO SUN, Dec. 10, 2010


FMTA's Executive Director talks to the Toronto Sun about Automatic Rent Reductions.

Add Your Name to the FMTA Agent List!!!

Are you a licensed paralegal or lawyer?  Interested in helping tenants fight Above Guideline Increases at the Landlord and Tenant Board?

The FMTA's Outreach and Organizing team is looking to your add name to our Agent List!

FMTA Helps Tenant Get Building Audited

155 Springhurst building

The FMTA has recently helped a tenant get maintenance done on their building through the help of Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) and the City's Municipal Licensing and Standards Municipal Residential Audit Building (MRAB) Program.

Landlord-aid company boss, exposed by FMTA, guilty on 11 charges

Last year the FMTA was instrumental in exposing Jennifer Rose Smith, head of Toronto-based Landlord Source Centre, for breaching the privacy of over 1400 tenants on-line.  Ms.

More City Councillor Housing Survey Results

Unfortunately the FMTA did not receive all of the Municipal Election Housing Surveys by the deadline, so we were unable to include all of the candidates' responses.  Attached you will find the answers and grades of candidates who sent in their surveys after our report card deadline.

Toronto Vital Signs 2010: Report includes stats on housing affordability

The Toronto Community Foundation has unveiled their Toronto Vital Signs 2010 Report, summarizing statistics in 11 related areas that reflect Toronto's overall quality of life and challenges that need to be addressed. See the report here.


Private Member's Bill addressing bed bugs, landlord licensing, and other tenant protection

MPP Cheri DiNovo has tabled a private member's bill that proposes a landlord licensing scheme, including the provision that landlords be denied licenses if their apartments have bed bugs. Read the story here.

October 19: Day of Action for a Federal Housing Strategy

Join a lunchtime rally in downtown Toronto to support Bill C-304, which is set to go before Parliament for a final vote by the end of October. Bill C-304 is an Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians. The rally will take place in front of the Ministry of Housing at 777 Bay Street (at College), from 12 to 1 pm on Tuesday October 19.

FMTA Joins One Toronto Campaign

One Toronto

OneToronto is a network of environmental, arts, student, labour and social justice groups representing hundreds of thousands of Torontonians. We have come together to provide an alternative vision of the City to the one that is dominating the current election debate, to help voters realize what's at stake, and to get them engaged.