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Meet Brian

Brian Johns was born and raised in East Gwillimbury and attended Mount Albert Public school while growing up outside of Holt. Brian and his wife Mariangela and their two young children, Vittoria and Luca, call Sharon their home.

A businessman and entrepreneur, Brian serves as the CEO of Water Ambassadors Canada, a charity that works to deliver access to clean water internationally to those in need. For 15 years, Brian was a managing partner in the Vince’s Market chain, and is excited about the opportunity to bring his business and entrepreneurial experience to Council, to help build an incredible community, and to control and manage East Gwillimbury’s growth.

A Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient for his work in the community, Brian has supported numerous causes from Easter Seals to Entrepreneurial Mentorship/Incubation projects.

In his spare time, Brian loves going for runs or walks with his family through the neighbouring trail systems and into the Conservation areas.

Priorities for East Gwillimbury



Strong leadership means protecting established neighbourhoods while managing growth. It means finding efficiencies to deliver on limiting tax increases. Strong leadership must manage our community to ensure it is maturing at a pace that provides the services we expect.



All of us chose East Gwillimbury to be our home because of the opportunity it provides to live a better quality of life. This includes protecting our environment against a changing climate and protecting our natural heritage, parks and trails, which are critical to ensuring East Gwillimbury can continue to be a community we can all be proud of.



Rapid growth has dramatically increased traffic concerns in our neighbourhoods. Through differentiated speed mitigation tools currently at the town’s disposal, and increased awareness with York Regional Police, safety on our neighbourhood streets needs to be a top priority.



We need to continue to improve and expand our delivery of recreational and cultural services. Whether it be new parks or bettering existing play areas, trail connectivity and capacity, or increased services such as local pool facilities, East Gwillimbury needs to be a community that is celebrated for its services.

How to Vote

The next Municipal election is on Monday, October 24, 2022. Here are all the ways you can cast your ballot this fall:



Online October 8 to 23
Advance Polls (Online or in-person) October 8, 13, 15, 17 and 19
Election Day October 24


For more information, including how to register to vote, please visit:

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Brian Johns for Ward 2
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