Notary Services

By Appointment: (416) 939-4158(416) 939-4158
(Same day appointments available)

In general, for all notarizations, certifications, or commissioning whether listed below or not, the fees are as outlined here.

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NOTARIZATION, CERTIFICATION & COMMISSIONING FEES

  • 1st Notarization Certification Commission (any type) $12.95
  • 2nd to 5th (any type) $10.00 each
  • 6th to 9th (any type) $8.00 each
  • 10th and up (any type) $5.00 each

Prices above include all fees except HST

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Certification
of Copies of Documents

  • Where you have an original document and you want the Notary to make a certified copy of the original.
  • We provide certification of all documents for domestic or international use.
  • Bring the originals and the photocopies. The Notary must see the original and there is no copier or printer at our office.
  • Please note: To be legally valid - if you are photocopying multiple documents onto a single page (for example a passport and a driver's licence), each photocopied image on the page must be separately sealed and certified by the Notary - resulting in a fee for each sealed image.
  • When you photocopy the front and back of a document they are counted as just one certified copy, even if they are on separate pages.
  • Who Can Bring? You can bring another person's original documents; the documents don't have to belong to you.
  • Foreign Language Documents - The original documents can be in any language.
  • Black/White or Colour? Usually the institution you're sending them to will let you know if they require colour copies; otherwise black/white copies are usually sufficient.
  • Multi-Page Documents - Unless your institution requires otherwise, a multi-page document only requires one seal. The Notary will indicate the number of pages in the document near his signature, and will signature stamp each page. For documents of 5 pages or more there will be an extra fee of $0.25 per page.
1st Certification $12.95
2nd to 5th Certification $10.00 each
6th to 9th Certification $8.00 each
10th and up Certification $5.00 each
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Electronic Document Certification

  • Where the original document can be found only on a webpage of an Internet website, or in an email; we provide an Electronic Document Certification Service whereby the Notary will certify the printout is a true copy of the electronic document.
  • Disclaimer: Traditionally, a Notary only certifies copies of original documents that are in the Notary's possession. An Electronic Certification as described above may not meet the legal requirements of the institution requesting the documents, especially where the institution has specifically asked for certified copies of original documents. It is the client`s responsibility to confirm whether an Electronic Certification will satisfy your particular institution`s requirements; the Notary cannot warrant the usefulness of an Electronic Document Certification.
  • To utilize our Electronic Document Service make sure you bring the website and/or email address, and a printout and/or photocopy for each of your electronic documents; there is no copier or printer at our office.
  • We can view your electronic documents on our office`s tablet or, to save time, if possible, have the website and/or email address already viewable on your own electronic device when you arrive at our office. The Notary must be able to watch the downloading of each document.
  • A multi-page document requires only 1 seal. The Notary will seal the 1st page and signature stamp other pages. If 5 or more pages, there is an extra fee of $0.25 per page.
  • You can bring another person's documents; the documents don't have to belong to you.
  • The original documents can be in any language.
  • Electronic Documents require significantly more time so there is an increased fee for this service (see below).
  • When making an appointment with our office please indicate how many of your original documents will be electronic documents so we can set aside more time for your appointment.
1st Electronic Certification Regular fee + $7.00
Total: $19.95
Additional Electronic Certifications Regular fee + $4.00
Total: $14.00 each
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Notarizing/Witnessing a Signature

  • Notarize the signing of any document.
  • Document can be for out-of-province, or out-of-country purposes.
  • Documents can be in a foreign language. The Notary only needs to properly identify you, and watch you sign. In addition, you will be asked to print your English name beside your signature, if it isn't already there.
  • The name on the Govt-issued Photo ID you bring must match the name on the document being signed. This is especially important if you have 2 last names.
  • By law, the person having their signature notarized must appear and sign in front of the Notary.
  • If your document needs an extra witness, bring someone with you if you can, otherwise we can try to ask another client to be the extra witness. For Wills and Continuing Power of Attorney documents however, you must bring the extra witness.
1st Notarization $12.95
2nd to 5th Notarization $10.00 each
6th to 9th Notarization $8.00 each
10th and up Notarization $5.00 each
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Notarizing a Document

  • Someone may ask you to get a document 'NOTARIZED'; but this term can have 3 meanings. 'NOTARIZE' can mean:
    1. Have the Notary notarize your signature on your original document; or
    2. Have the Notary certify your document is an original; or
    3. Have the Notary make a notarized true copy of the original document.
  • When you ask the Notary to 'NOTARIZE' a document, by law, the Notary cannot tell you which of these options is required. You must determine which one will serve your purpose before you come to our office.
  • If you are uncertain what to do you may need to call the institution requesting your document, to see which options they will accept.
  • When the original document is being requested, most people choose option '1' or '2'. (Note: for option '2' the Notary must be able to determine your document is an original.)
  • Otherwise, if you decide you want a notarized true copy, you must bring the original and the photocopy, and the Notary will notarize and seal the copy. (Note: there is no copier or printer at our office.)
1st Notarization/Certification $12.95
2nd to 5th Notarization/Certification $10.00 each
6th to 9th Notarization/Certification $8.00 each
10th and up Notarization/Certification $5.00 each
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Commission of Oaths, Affidavits, Solemn Affirmations and Declarations

  • Commission of Oaths, Solemn Affirmations and Declarations by a Commissioner of Oaths for any legal matter.
  • Note: We don't draft Affidavits, Statutory, or Solemn Declarations. The below fee only covers swearing an oath, a solemn affirmation, or solemn declaration.

Save money and create your own Affidavit, Solemn Affirmation, or Solemn Declaration. Click here for a sample.

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Common Examples:

  • Statutory Declaration Confirming Identity.
  • Statutory Declaration of Marital Status.
  • Statutory Declaration re: Ownership of Property.
  • Statutory Declaration re: Lost, Stolen or Damaged Passport.
  • Any Other Statutory Declaration Required by Law.
  • Letter of Invitation (in support of a visitor's visa to Canada).
  • Affidavit to transfer ownership of vehicles.
  • Affidavit for single parent OSAP application. (sample)
  • Affidavit for professional accreditation.
  • Affidavit for insurance claims.
  • Affidavit of service.
  • Any other Affidavit Required by Law.
  • Any Affidavit/Solemn Affirmation or Solemn Declaration you wish to make.
1st Commissioning $12.95
2nd to 5th Commissioning $10.00 each
6th to 9th Commissioning $8.00 each
10th and up Commissioning $5.00 each
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Consent to Travel Documents

  • Notarization of Consent to Travel Document for when a child is traveling without one or both parents.
  • Multiple children can be included in one document.
  • Each person giving consent must sign in front of the Notary.
  • The person travelling with the child does not need to appear.
  • (Note: We don't draft Consent to Travel documents; we only notarize them).

For a sample CONSENT TO TRAVEL letter click here.

Witnessing of Signature(s) $12.95
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Invitation Letters

  • Letter of Invitation in support of a visitor's visa to Canada.
  • If more than one person is signing, each person must sign in front of the Notary.

For a sample INVITATION letter click here.

Witnessing of Signature(s) $12.95
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Property Documents

  • By law, the Notary cannot decide which signatures will need to be notarized. You must consult with your lawyer before coming; and MARK AN 'X' at each place you want the Notary to sign. We won't be able to notarize your documents unless this has been completed beforehand.
  • Documents may require extra Witnesses. Bring someone with you if you can; otherwise, we can try to ask other clients to be extra Witnesses. Determine beforehand where the Notary may act as a Witness in addition to being the Notary; and MARK AN 'X' accordingly.
  • If you have a document which requires the Notary to give legal advice or explain the contents of a document, you will need to complete that document in front of a qualified Property Lawyer. The Notary cannot give any legal advice. Alternatively, after consulting your lawyer, they may allow you to strike out such statements, before coming to our office. In that case we can also complete those documents.
  • DO NOT SIGN any documents until you are in front of the Notary.
  • Notary fees are charged per notary signature/seal, not per document.
  • The name on your Govt-issued Photo ID must match the name on the document being signed. This is especially important if you have 2 last names.
  • If you require the Notary to make any CERTIFIED COPIES, bring the originals and the photocopies. The Notary must see the original and there is no copier or printer at our office.
1st Notarization $12.95
2nd to 5th Notarizations $10.00 each
6th to 9th Notarizations $8.00 each
10th and up Notarizations $5.00 each
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Power of Attorney

  • A SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY is a document in which you appoint someone else to act on your behalf on matters that you specify.
  • The Special Power of Attorney can be in any language.
  • We don't draft Special Power of Attorney documents; we only notarize them. However, there is a sample Special Power of Attorney on our website: see below.
  • A CONTINUING POWER OF ATTORNEY is a special Power of Attorney set up to take care of a person's interests if they become mentally incapacitated. This kind of document requires 2 witnesses. Although not required by law, some institutions require one of the witnesses to be a Notary.

To view and/or download a sample Special Power of Attorney, click here.

For a Do-it-yourself Special Power of Attorney or Continuing Power of Attorney, click here (payment required upon completion).

For the Ontario Ministry of Attorney General's sample Continuing Power of Attorney click here.

Witnessing of Signature(s) $12.95
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Notarizing a Will

  • The Notary can witness the signing of a Will, but a Will requires two witnesses, so you must bring another witness with you.
  • The second witness should not be an executor or a beneficiary (or the spouse of a beneficiary) of the Will.
  • You must also bring the Witness's Affidavit of Execution.(See sample below).
Notarizing Testator's Signature $12.95
Taking Oath for Affidavit of Execution $10.00
Sealing Exhibit Stamp on back of Will $10.00
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Affidavit of Execution

  • Used where a witness is asked to swear or solemnly declare they were present and saw another person sign a document.
  • Especially used where there is a Will, to prevent the problems that would occur when your witnesses predecease you, or cannot be located.
  • In the case of a Will, the Notary must also connect the Affidavit of Execution to the Will by adding and signing an Exhibit stamp on the back of the Will.

For a sample Affidavit of Execution click here.

Administering Oath/Solemn Affirmation $12.95
Exhibit Stamp $10.00
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Criminal Record Check Notarization/Certification

  • Someone may ask you to get a document 'NOTARIZED'; but this term can have 3 meanings. 'NOTARIZE' can mean:
    1. Have the Notary notarize your signature on your original document; or
    2. Have the Notary certify your document is an original; or
    3. Have the Notary make a notarized true copy of the original document.
  • When you ask the Notary to 'NOTARIZE' a document, by law, the Notary cannot tell you which of options is required. You must determine which one will serve your purpose before you come to our office.
  • If you are uncertain what to do you may need to call the institution requesting your document, to see which options they will accept.
  • When the original document is being requested, most people choose option '1' or '2'. (Note: for option '2' the Notary must be able to determine your document is an original.)
  • Otherwise, if you decide you want a notarized true copy, you must bring the original and the photocopy, and the Notary will notarize and seal the copy. (Note: there is no copier or printer at our office.)
Notarize signature or Notarize a Copy $12.95
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Translated Documents

  • A TRANSLATION PACKAGE usually consists of:
    (1) a certified true copy of the original document (to prove the Translator translated from the original),
    (2) the translation (which the Translator, not the Notary, signs), and
    (3) if you are using a Certified Translator, a Certified Translator's cover letter (not necessary for the Notary to sign) or, if you are using a Non-Certified Translator, a translator's affidavit sworn by the Translator in front of a Commissioner/Notary.
  • Disclaimer: It is up to the client to determine whether the Translation Package described above will meet your needs. The Notary cannot give advice as to what documents will be sufficient for your purpose. If you are uncertain, it's best to contact the institution that will be accepting your translated documents to determine what they require.

For a sample Translator's Affidavit click here.

Certification of Copy $12.95
Commissioning Translator's Affidavit (if required) $10.00
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Passports - In Lieu of Guarantor form

  • The Canadian Passport Application requires that you find a guarantor who has known you for at least 2 years. If you can't find such a person, you will need the "In Lieu of Guarantor form" (only available at passport offices). A Notary is required to commission this form (make sure it is all filled out except for your signature and the date).
  • If you are mailing in your application you will need certified copies of your supporting documents.
  • If you have a guarantor you will not need the "In Lieu of Guarantor form" or a Notary.

In Lieu of Guarantor form:

Administering Oath/Solemn Affirmation $12.95
Certify Applicant's Photograph $10.00
Additional Certifications (if required) $10.00 each