Bed Bug Story in Now Toronto

Bed bugs!

From Now Toronto April 28-May 5, 2009

"There is a resurgence right across North America, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world. Bedbugs are resilient and can develop resistance to pesticides. We've had a 60- to 70-year reprieve.

FMTA in the News!

FMTA Staff Posing for the Star

The FMTA was featured in a variety of media in March and April of this year.

Our submission to Miloon Kothari, the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing

UN Special Rapporteur on Housing

Through our Tenant Hotline, Outreach & Organizing Team, and Tenant Education workshops, we consistently hear from tenants about some of the most egregious violations of tenant protection legislation in Ontario.

Our submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission about Human Rights in Rental Housing

Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations recently submited its position on human rights and rental housing to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. See the attached document for our six recomendations.

The Residential Tenancies Act replaced the Tenant Protection Act on January 31st, 2007

 The  Residential Tenancies Act replaced the  Tenant Protection Act on January 3

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) was proclaimed on January 31st, 2007. It replaces the Tenant Protection Act.


As of January 31st 2007:

World Urban Forum

"The World Urban Forum, held every two years, was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization in a world where half of humanity lives in cities and where in the next 50 years that proportion is expected to reach two-thirds of the global population..."

Fighting to end vacancy decontrol


June 5, 2006

On August 12, 2003, Premier McGuinty promised tenants "We will get rid of vacancy decontrol which allows unlimited rent increases."

Today, the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations will make a last ditch effort to convince the Government to keep that important promise.

Evictions on the Rise in Ontario

Released February 20, 2006

Ontario has set another dubious record. More tenants face losing their homes than ever before.

Response to the Ontario Human Rights Commission Discussion paper on Human Rights and Family in Ontario

July 22nd, 2005

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit Organization which advocates for better rights for Tenants.

Founded in 1974, we are the oldest and largest Tenant Federation in Canada. The FMTA is comprised of affiliated Tenant Associations and Individual Members.

The FMTA manages two major projects, both funded by the City of Toronto.

Tenants Could Lose Millions of Dollars in Interest Payments

For Immediate Release - September 2, 2004


From the days of Bill Davis right through to Ernie Eves, tenants have been entitled to an interest payment of 6% from landlords on deposits held for the "last month's rent".