Class of 1986
J. Allyn Taylor joined Canada Trust in 1935 and became its President in 1958. Superior customer service, product innovations and astute analysis of the competition were personal ingredients he used to build Canada Trust into of the largest financial institutions in Canada.
Allyn Taylor maintained a personal and human approach to the business with obvious joy in working with people. He has given unselfish direction to a broad spectrum of voluntary undertakings in Canada in business, health care, education and the arts.
His career is witness to his conviction that leadership demands integrity, and calls for willingness to delegate authority as well as responsibility and courage to make decisions once the facts are known.