Mission

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 of individual Members. We have over 3,000 members and continue to grow.

Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Abuse in Ontario Can Now Break Leases More Easily

As part of a sweeping bill passed by the Liberal government to combat sexual violence in the province, it is now possible for tenants who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence to just give 28 days’ notice to their landlords in order to break the lease.

Tenants awarded $30,000 over vulgar posters

In what is being described as a landmark ruling, the Human Rights Tribunal awarded $30,000 to several members of a Scarborough co-operative. The ruling stems from complaints about offensive posters targeting numerous members of the co-op, including some with disabilities.

Tenants' Advocates Decry Proposal to Privatize Ontario Evictions

The province is considering a proposal to privatize evictions, either by creating a quasi-independent non-profit or approving a list of designated contractors.

Rough Rentals

Juggling limited means and a desire to live close to campus, students often find themselves marginalized in the rental market. As housing prices soar, the possibility of homeownership is slipping away from many students after graduation.

Syrian Refugees Face Discrimination, Barriers to Housing

Syrian refugees, after having made the long journey to Canada, continue to face barriers to accessing appropriate housing. There is widespread discrimination: landlords routinely ask for several months of rent upfront believing that refugees get a lump sum amount from the government.

Understanding the Ontario Energy Support Program

The OESP is an Ontario Energy Board (OEB) program that lowers electricity bills for low-income households. The OESP provides a monthly credit to eligible customers based on combined household income and household size. The OESP credits are applied directly to eligible customers’ bills.

New CERA Publication: Unlocking the AODA

These recent publications from the Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation explain a landlord’s obligations to their tenants under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005).

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