Tony Van Bynen, proudly serving as Mayor of Newmarket, Ontario.

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Since 2006, I have had the privilege to serve as the Mayor of Newmarket, and it has always been my goal to be readily accessible to our residents. I hope to bring that accessibility to you online with the launch of my website, where you can stay informed about recent events through my blog, join the conversation through comments, or simply reach out to me through the contact form.

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Voters deserve facts Using partial information to mislead residents is irresponsible and dishonest. Some candidates want voters to think Newmarket is in disarray; in fact, just last year Newmarket was named one of the top 10 places to live in Canada. Some candidates want voters to doubt the integrity of our community’s leaders; in fact, […]

Davis Drive Project is Funded by the Province of Ontario This year we are at the stage where the construction activity on Davis Drive is at its peak and is, by its nature, most disruptive.  The east and westbound Vivastation platforms at Parkside/Longford and Davis Drive are starting this month.  I understand the inconvenience this project has presented as […]

Although it’s hard to imagine, there are 60 to 100 women without a home in York Region on any given day. In 2009, inspired by the leadership of former Newmarket-Aurora MP Belinda Stronach, we decided to take action on creating York Region’s first homeless women’s shelter project and providing services that promote stability, dignity and […]

What is Smart Commute? Are you constantly caught in traffic on the way to and from work every day?  The average commuting time in the GTA is currently the longest in North America, exceeding an hour and twenty minutes each day. That is why the Town of Newmarket and York Region partnered with the Newmarket […]

I want to sincerely thank everyone who came out to our campaign kick-off event last Wednesday February 5th.  Despite the weather, residents, colleagues and friends attended in high spirits to support our common goal to make Newmarket even better.  I would also like to thank my family, who have always been there to support me: […]

I am proud to announce that I have registered as a candidate for re-election as Mayor of Newmarket on October 27, 2014. It has been an honour for me to serve as Mayor of Newmarket for the past seven years.  We can all take pride in achievements like the Magna Centre, the Riverwalk Commons and […]

Getting Our Community Involved Council and staff should take pride in achieving an important balance in our 2014 Budget between maintaining the high level of service that our community expects and managing the associated costs of doing so. We have also made good progress in connecting with our residents to understand their priorities and concerns. […]

Newmarket’s Official Plan Had a Vision The Province’s Growth Plan and the Places to Grow Act 2005 are legislation that help the Ontario government plan for growth in a coordinated manner, with the consultation of local officials and stakeholders to ensure the needs and interests of the communities are properly met.  The Places to Grow […]

About Tony

My background, community experience, and priorities.

How & Why I Got Involved in Our Community

Our family came to Newmarket in 1980 when I was appointed manager by Royal Bank for its branch on Main Street.  My wife Roxanne and I have lived in Newmarket for more than three decades, raising our two daughters and five grandchildren in our community.

After a 30-year career in banking, I decided to get involved to contribute to the environment where my beloved grandchildren will grow up. Together, our family has enjoyed volunteering our time with the dozens of local groups committed to improving the lives of people in the community.

I am proud to have served in leadership roles as the founding Director of Belinda’s Place Foundation Women’s Shelter, Board Member at Trinity Glen affordable housing complex and Council Liaison of the Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place. Using my experience from my professional career, I also became the founding Director and past President of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, an organization that encourages local businesses to collaborate, and contributes to the economic and social well being of the community.

The importance of helping your neighbour has always stayed with me. I saw the value of a caring community at work many times over in my youth: When a neighbour was ill and unable to harvest a crop, neighbours got a one-week job done in a day. When a neighbour suffered an accident or injury, it was the same. We all showed up to help.

My Priorities and Objectives:

  • Create local job opportunities and economic growth
  • Ensure tax dollars are well-managed for their best long-term value
  • Build facilities to promote healthy & well-balanced lifestyles
  • Establish partnership opportunities for Newmarket within York Region

My Beliefs and Values

  • Collaboration – Leaders must work together with other leaders and residents to be effective
  • Community engagement – Residents should be informed, as well as involved in the process
  • Economic foundation – A thriving economy is essential in providing resources for a thriving community


Find me in person, or contact me via the form below.

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Phone: 905-717-0798

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Newmarket Public Library
438 Park Avenue
Newmarket, Ontario

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