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.

FMTA in the News: Tenants Told to Remove Airconditioning as Temperatures Soar

Despite paying their own hydro, tenants at 521 Finch Avenue West are feeling the heat from their landlord, Metcap Living, who is demanding tenants remove their airconditioning units or face legal action. The article delves into the law surrounding use of airconditioners in the summer, and quotes both Geordie and a representative from ACTO.

 

FMTA in The News: Rental Scams

Finding an affordable apartment in Toronto's market can be difficult on its own, but throw scammers into the mix, and it can be treacherous. Matt Galloway, host of CBC’s Metro Morning, spoke with Tika Simone, she is a freelance event promoter and music blogger in Toronto. Then Matt spoke with Geordie Dent on the Federation’s outlook on the state of the rental market.

Tenants work together, receive compensation after superintendents removed

A corporate landlord has agreed to pay $50,000 to a group of Parkdale tenants who accused the company of neglecting their apartments.

Most Common Landlord and Tenant Board Applications Can Now be Filed Online

Landlords and tenants across Ontario can now file the most common Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) applications online, anytime from anywhere.

The e-File tool guides users through a series of steps, and then generates an application. Landlords and tenants can also pay their fees online and schedule the first available hearing date.

Metcap Perpetuates Peculiar Double Bind: Landlord Charging Two Months Rent After Evicting Tenants

A recent Toronto Star Investigation exposed a long-established practice of charging tenants for two months rent (for failing to give notice) after evicting them. Metcap ( a major Toronto landlord) would later report the debt to credit bureaus when the tenant was unable to pay thus creating additional hurdles for already vulnerable tenants by ruining credit.

New Website Connects Abused Women To Shelters Across Canada

A new website aims to give women and children seeking shelter from domestic abuse a one-stop connection to help.  The Shelter Safe website (address below) provides a clickable map of roughly 400 shelters across Canada, as well as 24-hour contact information and links to their websites.

http://www.sheltersafe.ca/

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