- About Us
How We Began
L&M Taylor Soccer is a family run store that began with Lynne and Mark Taylor. They both moved to Canada from England, where Mark played both Rugby and Soccer. Both loved watching live games their entire lives. Opening the store was the easiest decision ever made as they both had a great love and passion for both sports, and have now been in business for 35+ years. Later on, Rachel and Hayley, Mark and Lynne's daughters, decided to open a second location in Toronto, which has been in business for 10+ years. Over the years, they have seen a growth of interest in both soccer and rugby and nothing has made the family happier than to be able to grow the business with it.
L&M Taylor strives to be a staple in the communities, offering apparel, equipment, and a wide range of prices for both the beginner and the player who would like to take it to the next level, therefore investing a great deal in the equipment they purchase.
What We Do
Our business basically consists of 4 parts for both sports:
- Equipment & Footwear: We have everything that you could possibly need to play the games. Our shoe sizes start at 8Y for the beginner soccer star and carry on all the way up to size 16. We always have the newest colours and styles that you can catch your favourite professional athletes wearing.
- Training Apparel & Compression Gear: Anything from hot weather moisture wicking to cold weather heat gear. This is a important part of the game that is often over looked.
- Team uniforms: From clubs to men's and women's recreational teams. We number, crest, name and logo apparel in house. We are affiliated with many soccer and rugby associations as well as colleges and universities in both the Durham Region and Toronto area. Our goal is to build lasting partnerships.
- Licensed Product: We carry apparel, accessories, and gifts for as many teams, leagues, and countries around the world that companies offer here in Canada.
About the Owners
At our Whitby location you will find the owners of the business Mark and Lynne Taylor.
Their two daughters, Hayley and Rachel Taylor, run the Toronto location.
I've been shopping at L∓M Taylor soccer since I started playing soccer 15yrs ago. I wouldn't ever buy soccer gear anywhere else. I'm a bit of a nomad but I always bring the beautiful game with me and I've been to soccer stores all over Canada and the UK. I have never found one that even compared to L∓M in service quality and price. They also have way better gear here too top quality boots and clothing not found at many stores.
I've been shopping at L∓M Taylor for over a decade. We always receive fabulous customer service here. They really know their stuff. We're a soccer family, with four kids and two adults playing the beautiful game. It's become a family legend that Mark, the owner, can find my kids the right shoe in the right size on the first try every single time. That's not usually the case for me. With my orthotics, it's trickier to find a good fit. He knows the brands and styles with the deeper heel cup I need. Even if he has to show me a dozen pairs, Mark patiently pulls out box after box. In the end, I always find a good fit without paying a fortune. I especially appreciate the way he always show my brand-conscious son the shoes and keeper gloves within our price range, rather than pulling out the pricey ones we can't afford. It's these helpful, knowledgeable, low-pressure sales tactics that keep us coming back, year after year.
Great knowledge from employee's very helpful, lots of selection