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Mathew Silver
Writer and Journalist


My name is Mathew Silver and I'm a Toronto-based writer. Most recently, I've been freelancing for The New York Times, but I've also written for The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, The Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Vulture and The Calgary Herald

[Pssst... check out the coverage I've done for The New York Times.]


Other stuff: I'm part of the USA Basketball writing program for 2024 and I teach a couple of intro-level English classes at George Brown College. 

Before I went freelance, I was an editor at Toronto Life magazine, covering real estate, politics, business and sports. A lot of serious journalism stuff happened there, but my pièce de résistance was probably a gritty, 5,000-word crime story about a real estate scammer. Check it out.

[Hey, over here. This is a profile I wrote for Maclean's about Raptors superstar Scottie Barnes.]


As far as my education goes, I studied philosophy and creative writing at Western University, and then, went down to New York, where I earned an MFA in journalism from New York University and interned at New York magazine. When I'm not writing, you can usually find me playing street basketball or beach volleyball. (I'm usually writing, though.)

[Want to see something cool? Here's a story I wrote for Toronto Life about the fabulously audacious Canadian painter Kent Monkman.]


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