"I have had the pleasure of working with John for several years in my roles as a Director, Chair and Past Chair of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce. John is passionately conscientious about providing real value to the constituents of Newmarket and York Region. His particular focus on environmental and technology projects has helped make our community a leader in these areas."
Past Chair, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce
"I have had the opportunity to know John for many years and to see his work in the community. John brings a combination of passion, intelligence, and hard work to both Regional and Municipal issues and I know that Newmarket benefits from the work he does. John's background in the private sector and in government provide a rare combination which result in someone who knows how to get things done."
Former Member of Parliament
"I have known John Taylor for many years, and I have had the pleasure of serving with him on the board of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation and at Habitat for Humanity. John is always working hard for what is best for Newmarket."
"I have known John Taylor for over twenty-five years. He worked closely with me when I served as Minister of Community and Social Services at Queen's Park. John has always impressed me as one who has a strong work ethic and is committed to finding innovative and workable solutions to key public policy issues. "
Former Member of Provincial Parliament
"John Taylor spoke up for the inclusion of Aboriginal people in the Cultural Master Plan, giving us an opportunity to participate in that important endeavour. I have also not forgotten the times John encouraged the growth of our cultural activities and events."
Ninoskomtin Aboriginal Council of York Region
"As we strive towards a fully accessible Town, Region and Province, I have found Regional Councillor Taylor's support, advice and enthusiasm invaluable. He truly understands the need to break down the barriers that persons with disabilities face."
"Being Public Relations Person of Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place I can say that John has been and still is a firm supporter of the whole club and its members. He is present at most functions and is always available if needed. As Regional Councillor, I feel that John goes above and beyond his duties."
Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place (Public Relations)
"I admire John Taylor's dedication to his community and I have enjoyed working with him over the last 3 years. John is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in and he is willing to make hard decisions. John's natural embodiment of strength, humour, flexibility and determination warrants admiration from all those who work with him."
Ward 6 Councillor
"John Taylor is an independent thinker who assesses all sides of an issue before making a decision. He is dedicated to the environment and focuses on making Newmarket an environmental leader in the new economy. Furthermore, his personal lifestyle embodies these environmental traits."
John Birchall, Chair
"John is a thoughtful, hardworking, and outspoken community leader...and great friend of our environment!"
Brent R. Kopperson
Executive Director, Windfall Ecology Centre
Chair, Green Communities Canada
"John Taylor brings excellent credentials to his position, with his education, community involvement and business experience. Since being elected as Regional Councillor, John has worked diligently and has been a true asset for the Town of Newmarket."
Main Street Business Person
"John's continuing leadership and support for minor hockey in York Region has been greatly appreciated. He has always made himself available and has been willing to help out whenever we've asked."
Vice President, Newmarket Minor Hockey Association (House League)
"Mr. Taylor has demonstrated that together, elected officials and social services agencies can and must speak with one voice to ensure that the children and families of York Region receive the level of services to which they are entitled. Our community is fortunate to count Mr. Taylor among its most ardent champions for children and families in York Region."
"For several years, John and I have worked together on a number charitable foundations and community initiatives including the environment, the arts and the economy. I am often moved with how thoughtful, articulate and passionate John is on matters that improve Newmarket. It's easy for him because he is deeply connected to Newmarket."