• LLB, 1981
    University of Western Ontario
  • Granted admittance to law school after attendance for two years
    Queen's University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

W. Thomas Barlow

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Tom is a founding member of our municipal law and government relations & ethics practice groups and is director of our national infrastructure and public-private partnerships group.

He has acted regularly on matters relating to compliance with municipal by-laws and legislation including the Compliance Audit Committee for the City of Toronto, and in court on matters in Ontario, Saskatchewan, the Federal Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada on election law and compliance.

Tom’s municipal practice involves regular presentations before local and regional Councils, liaison and negotiations with municipal and agency staff and community representatives, municipal and planning law opinions, applications, approvals and by-law interpretation, and representation on behalf of clients before the Ontario Municipal Board, other administrative boards and tribunals and in the courts. Tom has assisted clients on matters in each region of the Greater Toronto Area and in many municipalities throughout Ontario.

Tom has acted and provided advice on a number of significant alternative financing and alternative service delivery projects in various sectors, which are among the 31 award winning PPP projects in Canada on which we have that have received awards from The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (for the public or private sectors) - several of which have been recognized internationally as Deals of the Year. He is currently acting on various significant matters involving the procurement and provision of public services, systems and infrastructure in Canada and internationally.

Tom’s practice combines a strong counsel background in business, commercial and administrative law matters with a sensitivity to political and policy considerations and specialized experience in his areas of practice.

Honours and Awards

  • Legal 500 Canada 2014-2016 for Infrastructure and Projects and Public Procurement
  • Chambers Global 2014-2017 for Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
  • Chambers Canada 2016 and 2017 for Projects: PPP & Infrastructure


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association