Jon Silver

Toronto: 416.865.8198
Fax 416.865.7380


JD (Bronze Medalist), 2015
Osgoode Hall Law School
BA (Honours), Gold Medalist, 2012
University of Western Ontario

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2016


Jon’s practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of areas, with a significant focus on commercial disputes, and public and regulatory law disputes. He has acted for both public and private sector clients in administrative hearings, judicial reviews and constitutional law matters. Jon also represents clients in administrative proceedings under access to information legislation. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Representative Work

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What is an appeal? Vavilov and the new framework for statutory appeals

Co-author, Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice, (2021)
34 Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 179.

Deference to whom? Clarifying the Standard of Review for findings made by intermediate appellate courts

Supreme Court Law Review, 2nd Series, Volume 101


Professional Involvement

In 2016-2017, Jon served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining Torys, Jon worked as a student with the judges of the Superior Court of Ontario in Toronto.

Jon was also a senior editor for the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and a Dean's Fellow in Tort Law.


Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History

Memberships and Affiliations

Jon is a member of The Advocates’ Society.