Ian Cantor


Senior Lawyer



Ian is a seasoned litigation lawyer with an impressive 30 year-plus track record of resolving complex commercial disputes. A long-time Bay Street law firm partner, Ian is an ardent litigation advocate, supporting his clients in navigating complex real estate and construction legal disputes. His commitment to problem-solving is evident in his practical approach to dispute resolution, striking a balance between a tough courtroom advocate and a collaborative negotiator based on the unique circumstances of each case.

As a dedicated advocate, he has successfully handled numerous trials before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal, and various arbitration hearings.

Ian approaches each situation with a high level of professionalism, ensuring that client objectives are efficiently met. Throughout his extensive career, Ian has become known for his ability to communicate effectively with opposing counsel, fostering constructive dialogue that serves the best interests of his clients.

Clients working with Ian can expect a diligent and hardworking advocate who consistently works to place their matters in the most favourable light. He takes a personal approach to connecting with clients, understanding their objectives, and tailoring his strategies towards achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients. 


  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1988
  • B.A. (Major – Political Science), University of Toronto, 1985


  • Ontario Bar Association