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Federation of Metro Tenants Associations (FMTA) Eviction Tracker

Illegal and fraudulent evictions are running rampant in Ontario.

Since 2017, landlords have been forcing tenants out of their homes due to fraudulent N12, N13 notices and other means according to our data. Unfortunately, none of this has been tracked…until now. 

We’re trying to build a database of landlords who evict illegally. Have you gone through a fishy eviction recently?

Fill out our eviction tracker today:  https://www.torontotenants.org/fmta_eviction_tracker

NOTEFMTA main website is accessed at: https://www.torontotenants.org/

The Mimico Estates Tenants’ Association conducted an online Above Guideline Increase (AGI) workshop on May 18, 2021. The workshop provided a wide range of useful tips and information for tenants so that they can protect their rights especially in these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. The title of the presentation is The AGI – A Nuts and Bolts Workshop.

Full details are available at the attachment below:

The FMTA (Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association) has initiated a petition for the Government of Ontario to ban all evictions. Details are below:

Petition: We Need A Real Eviction Ban Now

Yesterday, the Provincial government announced they have temporarily suspended evictions.

We know that many tenants in Ontario are struggling and wanted you to know as soon as possible to help reduce stress and worry.

Unfortunately, the ban is not a complete one – landlords can still give eviction notices, while the Landlord and Tenant Board will continue to hold hearings and issue eviction orders. 

Evictions spread COVID. Unless we get a real eviction ban and rent relief for tenants, people will continue to be evicted and COVID will continue to kill.  

Please sign our petition calling on the government to implement a real eviction ban. Lives are at stake.

Refer to this link to sign the petition:  https://www.torontotenants.org/evictionban

CAPREIT Tenants have united to form the ACORN CAPREIT Tenant Union (ACTU) and launch a national coordinated campaign to overhaul CAPREIT’s business practices. As tenants, we know that drastic changes are needed in the way REITs do business, not only to ensure that they have healthy and affordable housing long-term, but that the country as a whole does.

CAPREIT is playing a leading role in the loss of affordable housing in Canada; and it is shocking to learn what CAPREIT is getting away with.

Refer to this attachment for full details:  Acorn CAPREIT Tenant Union

 

By Sam Tekerai, Guest contributor

During the current health crisis of COVID-19, the Ontario Government suspended tenant eviction notices that had already been filed with the Landlord and Tenant Board. Although that action was commendable, the government was already in the process of amending the existing Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, via its Bill 184 that was tabled prior to COVID-19.  Although Bill 184 legislation has so many facets to amend the existing 2006 Act, greater focus should be on needed changes to the ‘existing mechanisms of evictions’.

Bill 184, titled “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community” was tabled by the Ontario Government prior to the advent of COVID-19. It has now passed its second reading in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and is working its way through the process to become an ‘Act’. Once it is passed it will implement varies amendments to the existing “2006 Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act”, which came into effect on January 31, 2007.  That Act sets out the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants who rent residential properties. One is left to wonder if this nicely titled legislation “Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community” could be a smokescreen for the real intent of Bill 184. These questions need to be addressed: Is the real intent to make it easier for the landlords to evict tenants, particularly those who are financially vulnerable going through economic hardship? Have these tenants reached some sort of agreement with the landlord to pay their ‘debt’ during the COVID-19 crisis?

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The provincial government is trying to pass legislation that will make it easier to evict tenants. It will turn the Landlord Tenant Board into a debt collection agency where landlords can chase tenants for rent and utilities payments they are unable to make for reasons such as financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FMTA opposes Bill 184 because it contains measures that will deprive tenants of a key safety net which protects them from eviction. This will be catastrophic for tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19, or for any other legitimate reason now and into the future.

Read the FMTAs full statement on Bill 184 and learn how to Depute for the Bill at the Standing Committee:

https://www.torontotenants.org/fmta_statement_on_bill_184_2020?utm_campaign=bill_184&utm_medium=email&utm_source=fmta

(Please share this with renters who have difficulties meeting rental payments due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19)

 

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR COVID-19
from Brad Bradford, Councillor Ward 19 – Beaches-East York
March 24, 2020

 

Councillor Brad Bradford presents a consolidation of the latest Government Resources and Supports on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Refer to this link for complete details: https://www.bradbradford.ca/covid19/

 

 

FMTA (Federation of Metro Tenants’ Association) – City of Toronto COVID-19 Service Updates
(Updated – March 26th)

FMTA  has published recent updates from service providers in the City of Toronto that provide tenant or housing services …… e.g. Landlord and Tenant Board, City Apartment Repair and Public Health Enforcement, Housing Support – RGI Rent Payments, Shelters and Supports for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness and more …….

Refer to this FMTA link to access these recent updates:
https://www.torontotenants.org/city_of_toronto_covid_19_service_updates_march_2020

 

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