News from Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit organization which advocates for better rights for tenants. Founded in 1974, it is the oldest and largest tenant federation in Canada.
The FMTA also runs a Tenant Hotline. If you have any questions about your rights as a tenant in Toronto, please call the tenant hotline at: 416-921-9494.More information
Date October 1, 2011
Time 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where Ryerson University Podium Building, POD 205, 350 Victoria Street (near Gould and Victoria)
Joe Fiorito from the Toronto Star will be speaking at this year's summit, and tenants will also be able to access workshops, some film screenings, and discussions on tenancy issues in Toronto.
As the Ontario Government announces the 2010 rent increase guideline as 2.1 per cent, the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations says that rents should be frozen or lowered in these tough economic times.
An article in the Toronto Star describes the work of volunteers on the Tenant Hotline of the Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations and questions if landlords should be licensed.
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations is calling for measures to reduce rents and improve tenant incomes, since, for the second straight year, almost 65,000 Ontario households faced eviction applications in 2007.
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations has prepared a tenant advocacy kit, with questions and background on tenant issues, to use in the upcoming provincial election.
The Ontario Minister of Housing has said that the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) "implements a fair rental housing system that benefits good tenants and good landlords”. In a recent press release, the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations raises questions about what the Minister will do to protect good tenants from bad landlords.
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Association (FMTA) has pamphlets available in Arabic, Farsi, French, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Hindi, Japanese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Tamil.