Welcome to Zinati Kay – Your CityPlace Neighbourhood!

We have been at CityPlace from the beginning—living in CityPlace and working with thousands of buyers and sellers as our community has grown.

Our focus has been on real estate, closing thousands of transactions on properties in our community for Fixed Total Closing Costs. However, we are here to help you with any of your legal needs such as Business and Corporate Law, Wills and Estates, Family Law and Divorce, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, and Employment Law.

Our signing offices are at Spadina Ave. and Front St. (381 Front Street West – by appointment), a few minutes’ walk from anywhere in CityPlace.

If you’re buying or selling a condominium in CityPlace, please let us know and we will be happy to give you a written Fixed Closing Costs quote. If you need any other services, please contact us and will be happy to assist you.

Why Buying Property in CityPlace is a Good Real Estate Investment

What began as abandoned railway land has now transformed into a vibrant downtown community—today, CityPlace is home to thousands of Torontonians, and it is constantly growing. Located west of Bathurst Street in Downtown Toronto, CityPlace is considered one of the city’s finest areas. It is just a short walk away from Toronto’s financial district and has been growing and maturing thanks in large part to an increasing population and more available amenities and services.

The biggest draw to the area is the fact that it is booming in development, making it a great place to settle. Would-be homeowners find CityPlace’s location desirable—it is nestled between Union Station and the Gardiner Expressway, and close to King Street West and Liberty Village. There are many reasons to consider real estate investment in CityPlace and if you are seriously considering moving to the area, the professional real estate lawyers at Zinati Kay – Real Estate Lawyers can help. Here’s what CityPlace is a good real estate investment.

New Condominium Developments

One of the biggest reasons that makes living in CityPlace a good investment is that there are dozens of new high-rise condominium developments. Once completed, the community is expected to be the largest residential development in Toronto. The average price for a condo in CityPlace is steadily rising and great value compared to other areas in the heart of Downtown Toronto, due to a steady increase in supply of amenities each year. In addition, many condos feature larger sized units to allow buyers to grow and raise their families there.

The Community

Since CityPlace is a condo neighbourhood, the residents are predominantly young professionals who may eventually begin families of their own. Condo developers are taking this into consideration as they plan and prepare for new residents. Establishing a true sense of community is one of the major goals for everyone involved in developing CityPlace. In the past, the area didn’t have many opportunities to organically connect the neigbourhoods, but since the CityPlace project is so large, developers are ensuring there are places to live, work, play, shop, and eat.

New Projects Entering CityPlace

According to Toronto City Councillor Joe Cressy, $150 million in public investment will be dedicated to the area over the next few years, including $77 million for two new schools, a new centre for childcare, and a community centre. These new projects plan to be opened by Fall 2019, and will join the new Fort York Library, Canoe Landing Park, The Bentway, and Mouth of the Creek Park. These spaces will create more opportunities for social interaction.

Schools and Parks Development

In the past, CityPlace lacked public facilities such as schools, community centres, and childcare facilities. With over 20,000 new residents in the area, the issue is being addressed.

A new project being developed in the area is the Canoe Landing Centre. This is a new mixed-use facility at the east edge of Canoe Landing Park that will contain a Toronto District School Board elementary school and a Toronto Catholic District School Board elementary school, as well as a community recreation centre and childcare facility. This project, designed by ZAS Architects, is planned to open this Fall 2019. Once the facility is complete, it will include a 3,000 square-foot indoor playground, designed and built by the Ontario Science Centre. It will also feature basketball courts and a community kitchen.

Young families can look forward to settling in CityPlace, where amenities like grocery stores and a library are a short walk away. With the two new schools in development, condo residents can plan for their children’s future.

Hire Zinati Kay, Your CityPlace Real Estate Lawyers

Buying a condominium in Toronto can be a complicated process, especially with the competition in the market. As more buyers seek residence in CityPlace, you may require the services of a real estate lawyer to help you find the right place for you to call home. Our CityPlace real estate lawyers can help you understand the paperwork and forms you need to review. We can help you with multiple aspects of buying property, including hiring house inspectors, negotiating who will cover the cost of repairs, getting title insurance, maintaining a good relationship with the seller, and more. Our experienced real estate lawyers can handle these responsibilities as if they are second nature. Look no further than Zinati Kay – Real Estate Lawyers when buying or selling a home in Toronto.

Having lived and worked in CityPlace for a number of years, we know what our buyers are looking for. Our signing offices are at Spadina Ave. and Front St. (381 Front Street West – by appointment), a few minutes’ walk from anywhere in CityPlace

For a little more information about our Real Estate Practice, please read on…

Buying a house in Toronto is a complicated and expensive process, which is why you should work with a CityPlace real estate lawyer. The paperwork alone can seem overwhelming to read through and understand, and it may be helpful to have an experienced person by your side to help you process all the information. Other aspects happen quickly when buying a property—hiring house inspectors, negotiating who will cover the cost of repairs, getting title insurance, maintaining a good relationship with the seller, and more. An experienced real estate lawyer can handle these responsibilities as if they are second nature. They also may have contacts that can inspect the home for you and make the buying process easier. Here are some reasons why you should choose Zinati Kay – Real Estate Lawyers when buying or selling a home in Toronto.

Years of Experience

Our real estate lawyers in CityPlace, Toronto are one of the longest practising law firms in the area. We have over 25 years of experience in the business, and have been closing deals in this location for over 15 years. Our clients have the convenience of walking into their lawyer’s office without needing transit or parking, and we are familiar with all the buildings in the CityPlace neighbourhood.

Work Portfolio/History

At Zinati Kay – Real Estate Lawyers, we focus on real estate and helping buyers and sellers with our fixed closing costs. We have extensive experience in real estate and have three lawyers available to help our clients. Our staff has over 50 years of combined experience in the industry and is always available when our clients need questions answered. Also, some law firms choose to only complete their title searches online, but we regularly hire a professional title searcher to provide a report for our review before closing. This is our way of going above and beyond for our clients—it comes at no charge to them. We have closed 21,000 real estate transactions without a title claim, and have no plans to slow down.


Our team can help you with multiple aspects of the home buying or selling process. Our expertise is in mortgage refinancing, buying, selling, title insurance, title transfer, title search, and more. We also stay up to date on the standards of landlords and tenants to ensure our client’s rights are being protected.

Assignment of Condominiums

We also have extensive experience as assignment lawyers and it is a large component of our practice. We have worked on many assignments of condominiums for both buyers and sellers in the area. We are among the busiest Toronto assignment lawyers.

Fixed Closing Costs

During the home buying or selling process, you may realize there are increasing expenses and uncertainty as to what all the costs will amount to, especially your total closing costs. Different firms have different ways of quoting their clients’ closing costs. Some may charge fees for their legal services, including disbursements, title insurance, HST, land transfer tax, and HST. Since the real estate lawyer won’t know what your disbursements are, they will not be able to give you a quote with your total cost. Disbursements vary greatly, often between $350 and $600.

One of the advantages of working with our team compared to other lawyers is that we were one of the first firms to offer fixed closing costs, about 25 years ago. Now, many firms are catching on and doing this for their clients. However, as pioneers of this concept, we want our clients to have full assurance of how much they need to pay. Clients will get their quote without needing to sign up, confirm, or select anything. As you will see stated clearing today on our website our fixed closing costs for quotes, fees, and disbursements, are as follows:

  • Buying a house is $999*
  • Selling a house is $799*

Our quotes include all the charges you will be paying for, including couriers, written reviews of status certificates, and new home purchases where required. We believe that if your lawyer is going to give you advice he or she should be confident enough to do so in writing.

Direct Appointment

When you make an appointment with Zinati Kay – Real Estate Layers, you will meet with one of our lawyers. At some competitor firms, the client is directed to a law clerk, instead of a lawyer. While our law clerks are highly knowledgeable, we believe it’s important for you to be able to sit and meet with a lawyer when closing your transaction. After all, this is who you’ve hired to be responsible for one of the biggest purchases and transactions of your life!

Title Transfer

Some law firms will only complete their title search online to save costs. At Zinati Kay – Real Estate Lawyers, we regularly hire an experienced title searcher to complete her title searches. The benefit of having an extra set of experienced eyes reviewing our clients’ titles is what makes us the trusted team to work with.

Choose Zinati Kay – Real Estate Lawyers

If you are looking for reliable, trustworthy, educated, and experienced real estate lawyers to help you buy or sell a home, Zinati Kay – Real Estate Lawyers can help. We are a full-service residential real estate law firm that provides fixed closing costs to our clients when they buy, sell, mortgage or title transfer their property. We have closed over 21,000 real estate transactions over the past 25 years and helped many of our clients navigate the often-confusing terms and conditions of their forms. We provide professional service and reasonable real estate lawyer fees and have thousands of satisfied clients to prove it. If you want a professional at your side as you buy, sell, refinance, or title transfer your property, contact us at (416) 321-8766 for more information about our services.