Colton Davies

Don Taylor

A Tribute to the Taylorian One

Posted October 1, 2014

Don Taylor has long been an iconic figure in the world of sports broadcasting in this city. The 54-year-old Vancouver native has worked in front of the camera in the industry for nearly thirty years. He has spent his colorful career delivering laughs, wits, and boundless sports knowledge to loyal viewers in a style that could never be duplicated.

Taylor was a longtime co-host of CKVU’s nightly highlight show Sports Page from 1985-2000. After his time there, he joined on with Sportsnet Pacific, and from 2001 up until this past August he hosted the weekday evening highlight show Sportsnet Connected.

Aside from his sterling reputation as being one of the best sportscasters in the business, Taylor is renowned largely for his often obscure and always hilarious commentary; which many have come to know as “Don-isms”. Don-isms are found everywhere on his shows, like in his throws to his often “humble and gorgeous” reporters, in highlights involving players, and more times than not on the “Top shelf where Mom keeps the peanut butter”.

Now with spending more time with his family in mind, Taylor remains active as a full-time radio personality on the afternoon show B-Mac and Taylor with Barry Macdonald on TSN 1040, which he has co-hosted since 2003.