University of Toronto

Innis Alumni & Friends

Matthew T. McGarvey

Class of 1988 – BSc, Innis

After practicing law in Toronto for 5 years, Matthew T. McGarvey moved to Ottawa in 2000. Matthew now has the best of both worlds – in Ottawa he can enjoy skiing, hiking, windsurfing and motorcycling all within minutes of downtown, and with so many friends in Toronto he can visit Toronto often.  Matthew focused primarily on criminal defence work, and started an Innocence Project at University of Ottawa. More recently, he has been working on a major public interest hearing and makes regular appearances at the Court of Appeal in Toronto.  Matthew recently received his second degree black belt in Chito-ryu karate and continues to teach karate.  Matthew’s other interests include philosophy, guitar, and base.


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