Steven Cygelfarb

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Steven practices exclusively in the area of commercial leasing. He acts for landlords, tenants, developers, lenders and property managers in respect of industrial, commercial and office leases.

Steven has been a guest lecturer for the Law Society of Ontario, The Canadian Bar Association, The Institute for International Research, The International Council of Shopping Centres and CIPREC. He is listed annually in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory in the “Consistently Recommended” category for leading Toronto  property leasing lawyers and in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada for commercial leasing and real estate law.

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1983
Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1981


ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centres
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Property Leasing

The Best Lawyers™ in Canada

Real Estate and Commercial Leasing Law

Speaking Engagements & Publications

ICSC + Canadian Law Legal Roundtable - The Top Ten Items for Tenant's Checklists in Reviewing Landlord's Form of Offer

International Council of Shopping Centers, May 2023

Year End Operating Cost Statements: What is a Tenant Entitled To?

The Six-Minute Commercial Leasing Lawyer 2019

Tenant Checklist: Top Ten Items to Review in the Landlord’s Form of Offer

ICSC Legal Conference 2018

End of term repair, removal and restoration obligations - What is the scope of the tenant’s obligation?

ICSC Annual Conference, 2017

Ground Leases and Leasebacks – Essential Differences You Need to Know, 2015