Mayor's Profile


Mayor's Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
905-953-5300 ext. 2000

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Tony has been a resident of the Town of Newmarket for more than thirty years. He and his wife Roxanne have two children and five grandchildren. He retired from the banking industry after thirty years and decided to throw his hat into the ring of municipal politics. He was first elected to office in 2000 as a Councillor and then in 2003 he became the Regional Councillor for the Town of Newmarket. In 2006, Tony ran for Mayor and he is now in his third term as Mayor. 

Tony has always been actively involved in the community. He has served on the following committees

  • Founding Director of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding Director of Smart Commute Central York partnership with Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Director of York County Hospital Foundation
  • Founding Member of the Newmarket Downtown Development Committee
  • Actively involved in the Persechini Easter Seal Run-Walkathon for 30 years
  • Former Member of the Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place Advisory Board for three years
  • Founding Member – Belinda's Place Women's Shelter project – facility to open in 2015
  • Member of the Trinity Glen affordable housing complex (church) Board of Directors
  • Former Member of Health Sciences Commission
  • Former Member of the Shared Digital Infrastructure Project

In his role as Mayor of the Town of Newmarket, Mayor Van Bynen is a member of the following:

  • Member of all Town of Newmarket Standing Committees
  • Founding Member of the Newmarket Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • Founding Member of the Newmarket Audit Committee
  • Member of Newmarket Tay Power Distribution Board of Directors & Governance and Compensation Committee

In his role as Regional Councillor and now Mayor, Tony has served on the following Regional Committees or has been appointed by the Region to sit on some of the following:

  • Former Chair of York Region Finance and Administration Committee
  • Former Member of York Region Rapid Transit Committee
  • Former Member of Transportation Services Committee
  • Co-Chair of York Region Community Social Data Strategy
  • Director of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation
  • Former Member of York Region Health and EMS
  • Former Member of York Region Planning and Economic Development
  • Former Member of York Region Transit Committee
  • Former Member of Community and Health Services Committee
  • Former Member of Housing York Inc.
  • Former Member of Rapid Transit Public/Private Partnership Steering Committee
  • Member of Southlake Regional Health Centre Board of Directors & Finance Committee – Region of York appointment
  • Member of the GTA & Hamilton Mayors and Chairs
  • Member of the Northern 6 municipalities – York Region collaborative
  • Member of the Economic Growth Across the GTHA Working Group – representing Region of York

Even with his busy meeting schedule you will often find Tony at the Farmers Market, attending community and other agency events, business openings or supporting local community and service clubs.  He is well known and easily recognized around Town.  Don't hesitate to say 'hello' if you see Mayor Van Bynen around Town or visit him at a Mayor in the Square day and time that is posted on this site.


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