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Media Release Posted: Mar 11, 2021

King Township marks COVID-19 Observance Day

King Township is marking the one-year anniversary today of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic.

Earlier this week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is to deliver a statement in the House of Commons this morning, designated March 11 a national day of observance to commemorate those who have died.

The government has asked Canadians to think about those whose lives were claimed by the novel coronavirus, as well as the health-care and other essential workers who have been on the front lines.

As of today, there have been 670 total confirmed cases and 19 deaths in King Township.

“Every single death is a tragedy,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “They were someone’s family member, friend or co-worker and their loss is irreplaceable. Many of those who have contracted the virus still have significant health issues, with the long-term impact on their health still unknown.”

Since the pandemic began, 2.5 million people around the world have died due to COVID-19, with more than 22,000 of them in Canada.

Mayor Pellegrini also acknowledged the tireless work of health-care workers and first responders.

“I have seen first-hand the dedication these heroes have displayed each and every day of the pandemic. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to these people who literally put their own personal health on the line every day they show up to work to help the sick and the dying. Words are not enough to thank them.”

Health Canada has approved four COVID-19 vaccines so far and 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. Arrangements are currently being made to open a vaccination centre in King Township. For the latest King Township COVID-19-related news, please visit https://www.king.ca/covid19.


Media contact     Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca 

King expanding electric vehicle charger network

Posted: Mar 8, 2021

Media Release

King Township’s network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is about to get a jolt thanks to a grant from the federal government.

King has secured a $200,000 grant from the Ministry of Natural Resources which, when added to the Township’s $300,000 contribution, will allow for the installation of between 10 and 12 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the Township amounting to over 20 charging connectors.

“The funding from the Ministry of Natural Resources will help us continue to build on King Township’s green legacy,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “We know electric vehicles are the future of personal transportation. That’s why we’ve started to put in the infrastructure in place now that will allow our residents convenient access to charging stations.”

King Township currently has three electric vehicle charging stations at the Municipal Centre at 2585 King Road in King City which are compatible with most current EV models.

The new chargers will be a combination of Level 3 fast chargers and Level 2 chargers that will be able to charge most electric vehicle models. The new stations will also generate data on usage and EV uptake in specific locations to better understand how to plan for growth. The plan is to place them at municipal facilities in King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.

The installation of the charging stations is planned for this year.

“This improved network is just the latest action we’re taking on improving our community’s overall sustainability,” said Mayor Pellegrini.

King is also drafting a Climate Action Plan with hopes to be implemented in Q1 2021. It’s a community-wide plan to best mitigate, adapt and improve resilience to the effects and impacts of climate change on a local level both in the near and far term. This plan aims to provide a framework of future priorities, actions, studies and pilots.

For more information on the plan, watch two recent webinars and provide feedback please visit https://speaking.king.ca/climate-action-plan.

Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Jan. 25, 2021   

King Township council approves 2021 budget

No increase on Township portion of tax bill

King Township council approved a zero per cent increase in net levy requirements—the portion of the tax bill that goes to the Township—to support the 2021 operating and capital budgets at the Jan. 25 council meeting.

The other two components of the tax bill are payments to the Ministry of Education and York Region. Those two components still have to be finalized by York Region and the Ministry of Education.

“The past year has been extraordinarily difficult on all of our residents,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “Many of them have seen their work hours cut during the COVID-19 pandemic, while others have been laid off. We could not ask them to pay more on the Township’s portion of their tax bill.”

Mayor Pellegrini said that despite the additional costs of introducing new technology to maintain service levels during the pandemic, staff have looked for efficiencies in other areas in order to keep the Township’s portion of the tax bill flat.

“I’m extremely proud of the work council and staff have done to continue offering not only our essential services like Fire and Emergency Services, waste collection and road and sidewalk maintenance, but we’ve been able to offer new services. This includes virtual recreation programs, a brand new website with many new online services and curbside pickup of blue and green bins,” said Mayor Pellegrini.

Some of the highlights from the capital budget include:

  • Improvements to various Community Parks ($2 million) o Blue Heron, Kettle Lake; Tomlinson Gardens, Nobleton Lions Community Park, Tasca Community Park, St. Andrews, OSIN Park
  • Schomberg Community Hall renovation and accessibility upgrade ($1 million)
  • Road-related infrastructure repairs and conversion of gravel roads ($2.5 million)
  • Nobleton Sewers Phase 3 ($14.6 million)

In addition to infrastructure investment, property tax dollars pay for a wide range of programs and services including snow removal from roads and sidewalks, road and bridge repairs and maintenance, fire and emergency services, parks, arenas and four library branches.

Lying in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, King Township is located within York Region, one of the fastest growing and diverse economies in Canada. More than 60 per cent of the Holland Marsh, also known as Ontario's salad bowl, lies within King Township. Though predominantly rural, most of King Township’s 20,000 residents live in the communities of King City, Nobleton and Schomberg. Residents and visitors are drawn to King because of its rural lifestyle, village atmosphere and quality of life. For more information visit us at www.king.ca

The total approved 2021 operating budget is $46 million, while the total approved capital budget is $22 million.

In order to obtain as much input from the public as possible, King Township offered residents several engagement opportunities. These included a virtual Public Information Centre and an online budget priority survey on King’s digital engagement platform at www.speaking.king.ca.

King has also put together a budget quick reference guide which can be accessed at https://www.king.ca/budget along with a complete set of documents related to the 2021 budget.

Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca

Media Release Posted: Jan 11, 2021

King Township names new Public Works Director

King names new Public Works Director

King Township is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Samantha Fraser, P. Eng. as Director of Public Works effective January 11, 2021.

Ms. Fraser has 19 years of experience in Public Works supporting Water and Wastewater Treatment, Storm Water Management and Solid Waste Management. She also has Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturing experience in the private sector.

Ms. Fraser most recently held the position of Manager of Design and Construction for the Don River and Central Waterfront Unit with the City of Toronto. In this capacity she oversaw the delivery of a $2.1 billion, 10-year construction program consisting of complex projects related to wastewater and storm water infrastructure.

Ms. Fraser is a licenced Professional Engineer and brings to King innovative project delivery, stakeholder management and customer service excellence.

“We look forward to having Samantha join the Senior Leadership Team and lead the Public Works Department,” said Chief Administrative Officer of King Township, Mr. Daniel Kostopoulos. “Her experience, strategic thinking and initiative will be a strength to the Public Works Team and King as a whole. We strive for continued improvement and innovation, and Samantha is aligned with this philosophy.”

Mr. Kostopoulos continued to add, “On behalf of King Council and staff, I extend a warm welcome to Samantha in joining the King family.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Dec. 7, 2020

King launches new CivicWeb meeting portal

Online tool increases transparency and accessibility

King is pleased to announce the launch of its new CivicWeb meeting portal that will better connect the community to Township public meeting agendas, minutes, by-laws and other materials for various Township Advisory Committees and the Committee of Adjustment.

“In an effort to improve accessibility and promote transparency, the Township has made it easier for the public to access key information through launching the new CivicWeb meeting portal”, said King Township’s Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Kostopoulos. “Making the Township more accessible online is extremely important to Council and staff, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.” The portal is accessible from the Township’s main website www.king.ca, and can be accessed directly by visiting https://king.civicweb.net/.

Within the portal, visitors can:

  • use the calendar to find an upcoming or previous public meeting
  • subscribe to e-updates about meetings
  • click on the meetings tab organized by the type of meeting (Council, Public Planning, Committee)
  • read current and past Council agendas, reports and minutes

“We’re pleased to be able to provide up-to-date information for our residents in an easy-to-use format,” said Kathryn Moyle, Director of Corporate Services and Township Clerk. “This resource will enhance Council communications making the Township more open, transparent and accessible for the public.”

- Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Nov. 20, 2020

Public event and social gathering limits further

restricted in King Earlier restrictions as part of Red-Control zone remain unchanged

The province has announced a change in the number of people who can gather indoors at public events and social gatherings in King Township.

As of Mon., November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. the number of people who can gather indoors at social gatherings and public events will be reduced to 5. The limit on outdoor gatherings will remain at 25.

There are no other changes to restrictions in King Township under the Red-Control zone at this time.

The Township has, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, been offering all administrative services to our businesses and residents virtually. Many services—including things like building permits, planning applications, garbage bag tags and the payment of water bills—can all be accessed online.

King Township has re-opened some facilities and is now offering in-person services, subject to demand and in conjunction with current public health protocols.

Enhanced curbside pickup of garbage bag tags and blue/green bins is offered at King Township Public Library branches through its curbside pickup program.

You can visit our website at www.king.ca, call us at 905-833-5321 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or email us at serviceking@king.ca.

All essential services have continued, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection, by-law enforcement and roads.

Under the Red-Control zone, the following restrictions are in place:  

  • The Trisan Centre Fitness Centre has re-opened with a limit of 10 people in the gym at one time. Pre-registration and COVID-19 screening are required.
  • Fitness classes with limit of 10 per class (classes commencing Monday, Nov. 23)
  • Hockey and figure skating programs return to the limit of only 10 participants on the ice at one time. Note: only training is permitted on the ice—no game play/scrimmage. 

Gatherings are confined to 5 people indoors and 25 people outdoors

The Ontario government is now providing $600 million in relief to support eligible businesses required to close or significantly restrict services due to enhanced public health measures, doubling its initial commitment of $300 million made in the 2020 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protect, Support Recover. A detailed list of eligible businesses, as well as instructions for applying, can be found at Ontario.ca/covidsupport.

The province has also released the following health advice to help combat the spread of the virus:

Close Contact, Gatherings and Events

  • Limit close contact to your household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation. 
  • Maintain two metres of physical distancing from everyone else.
  • Wear a face covering indoors, outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained, or if wearing one is required.
  • Virtual gatherings or events are the safest way to visit or recognize occasions with people outside your household. 
  • Adhere to provincial and applicable local restrictions on public and private gatherings. Travel within Ontario • Individuals and families in higher transmission areas should avoid travel to lower transmission areas (e.g., from Red to Orange, from Yellow to Green) except for essential reasons.

Inter-provincial Travel

  • Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.
  • Individuals and families who consider travelling to another province for essential reasons during the holidays should:
  • Consider the risk associated with travelling. This includes COVID-19 transmission in the other province, entry requirements (e.g., quarantine) of some other provinces, etc.
  • Self-quarantine, or drastically reduce close contact with others 10 to 14 days before travelling and after returning home. This will help lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

General Advice

  • Stay home if you have symptoms, even if they are mild;
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly;
  • Cover your cough;
  • Download the COVID Alert mobile app; and
  • Get tested if you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19, or if you’ve been advised of exposure by your local public health unit or through the COVID Alert mobile app.

For the latest King Township COVID-19 related information, please visit www.covid19.king.ca

- Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Nov. 20, 2020

King Township seeks feedback on Stormwater Master Plan

Virtual Public Information Centre to be held on Nov. 27

King Township is looking for public feedback on its draft Stormwater Master Plan (SMP). A review and analysis of King’s stormwater infrastructure is now underway. This will result in the development of a comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan to support the Township growth scenarios as outlined in the new Official Plan.

This master plan will provide analysis to ensure that the required level of service to handle the anticipated growth can be provided throughout the Township. A Municipal Class Environmental Assessment has been undertaken to guide this process.

A key component of the Environmental Assessment is public consultation. As stormwater runoff directly affects residents of King, it is crucial to understand the current issues faced by residents to build a plan that benefits everyone. King invites residents to take part in a virtual Public Information Centre on Fri., Nov. 27 at 12 pm in order to become familiar with the project and voice any concerns or questions.

“Planning ahead is a key component to ensuring King continues to grow in a measured, responsible and sustainable manner,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “Gathering as much feedback from residents is another key component. I encourage everyone to get involved in planning the future of our community by attending the Public Information Centre.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Information Centre will be held virtually.

How to participate:

  • Registration for this PIC can be done by sending your name and address to kingstormwatermasterplan@civi.ca.
  • Please complete a comment sheet which can be found on the project website at http://stormwatermasterplan.king.ca. A second Public Information Centre will be held in early 2021 to present proposed solutions.

Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Nov. 16,

2020 King moves to new Red–Control COVID-19 level

Citizens can still access most services virtually, some in person

On November 3 the Province of Ontario announced an updated plan in communities affected by COVID-19 called the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. Under this new framework York Region moved into the "Red - Control" level effective today.

The new Red-Control level has not—as of today—resulted in any major changes to King Township’s operations and services.

The Township has, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, been offering all administrative services to our businesses and residents virtually. Many services—including things like building permits, planning applications, garbage bag tags and the payment of water bills—can all be accessed online.

King Township has re-opened some facilities and is now offering in-person services, subject to demand and in conjunction with current public health protocols.

Each Wednesday, limited in-person services are available by appointment only at the King Township Heritage and Cultural Centre at 2920 King Road, King City. Only commissioning services (i.e. foreign pension forms, statutory declarations, affidavits) and the issuance of marriage licenses are available.

Enhanced curbside pickup of garbage bag tags and blue/green bins is offered at King Township Public Library branches through its curbside pickup program.

You can visit our website at www.king.ca, call us at 905-833-5321 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or email us at serviceking@king.ca.

All essential services have continued, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection, by-law enforcement and roads.

Under the Red-Control zone, the following restrictions are in place:

  • • The Trisan Centre Fitness Centre has re-opened with a limit of 10 people in the gym at one time. Pre-registration and COVID-19 screening are required.
  • Fitness classes with limit of 10 per class (classes commencing Monday, Nov. 23)
  • Hockey and figure skating programs return to the limit of only 10 participants on the ice at one time. Note: only training is permitted on the ice—no game play/scrimmage. 
  • Gatherings are confined to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
  • Religious services, weddings and funerals are confined to 30 per cent capacity indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • The maximum number of people seated inside a bar or restaurant is 10.
  • Outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery are all permitted.

For the latest King Township COVID-19 related information, please visit www.covid19.king.ca. 

Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Nov. 16, 2020

King moves to new Red–Control COVID-19 level

Citizens can still access most services virtually, some in person

On November 3 the Province of Ontario announced an updated plan in communities affected by COVID-19 called the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. Under this new framework York Region moved into the "Red - Control" level effective today.

The new Red-Control level has not—as of today—resulted in any major changes to King Township’s operations and services.

The Township has, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, been offering all administrative services to our businesses and residents virtually. Many services—including things like building permits, planning applications, garbage bag tags and the payment of water bills—can all be accessed online.

King Township has re-opened some facilities and is now offering in-person services, subject to demand and in conjunction with current public health protocols.

Each Wednesday, limited in-person services are available by appointment only at the King Township Heritage and Cultural Centre at 2920 King Road, King City. Only commissioning services (i.e. foreign pension forms, statutory declarations, affidavits) and the issuance of marriage licenses are available.

Enhanced curbside pickup of garbage bag tags and blue/green bins is offered at King Township Public Library branches through its curbside pickup program.

You can visit our website at www.king.ca, call us at 905-833-5321 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or email us at serviceking@king.ca.

All essential services have continued, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection, by-law enforcement and roads.

Under the Red-Control zone, the following restrictions are in place:

The Trisan Centre Fitness Centre has re-opened with a limit of 10 people in the gym at one time. Pre-registration and COVID-19 screening are required.

Fitness classes with limit of 10 per class (classes commencing Monday, Nov. 23)

Hockey and figure skating programs return to the limit of only 10 participants on the ice at one time. Note: only training is permitted on the ice—no game play/scrimmage.

Gatherings are confined to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors

Religious services, weddings and funerals are confined to 30 per cent capacity indoors and 100 people outdoors.

• The maximum number of people seated inside a bar or restaurant is 10.

• Outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery are all permitted.

For the latest King Township COVID-19 related information, please visit www.covid19.king.ca.  

Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Nov. 6, 2020

King moves to new Orange–Restrict COVID-19 level

Staff still evaluating what changes will mean for Township

On November 3 the Province of Ontario announced an updated plan for lifting and imposing restrictions in communities affected by COVID-19 called the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework. Under this new framework, as of Saturday, November 7 at 12:01 a.m. York Region will move to the "Orange - Restrict" level. This change will allow York Region businesses currently closed to re-open, such as bars, restaurants, gymnasiums and theatres, with additional protective measures.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, King has taken a disciplined, responsible and measured approach, and that direction will continue to guide decision-making around impacts to operations and programs and will form part of our public facing communications in the coming weeks,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “All that being said, King Township is most definitely open for business. Residents can access services online, by phone and, in some limited instances, in person.”

Staff has started to evaluate and review the new framework in conjunction with public health officials and in consultation with neighbouring municipalities, while at the same time are waiting for the further release of regulations by the province that will provide for greater clarity around what is permitted or not. This will include services like ice and fitness facilities and library services.

As decisions are made in the coming days and weeks, they will be reported through various communication channels, including www.king.ca, Facebook, Twitter and the municipal page in the King Weekly Sentinel.

Citizens can still do business with King on our website at www.king.ca, by phone at 905-833-5321 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm) or by email at serviceking@king.ca. Many services—including things like building permits, garbage bag tags and the payment of water bills—can be accessed online.

You can also call Service King, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 905-833-5321.

All essential services will continue, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection and roads. For the latest King Township COVID-19 related information, please visit www.covid19.king.ca.

 Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 5, 2020

King council supports GTA West transportation

corridor being built south of King-Vaughan municipal boundary

King Township council voted to support the Ministry of Transportation Ontario’s (MTO) preferred route for the proposed GTA West Transportation Corridor which would see a 400-series highway built south of the King-Vaughan municipal boundary.

The vote was held on a resolution brought forward by Mayor Steve Pellegrini at a special planning meeting held Mon., Nov. 2.

“The most appropriate place for the GTA West Transportation Corridor to be built is south of the KingVaughan municipal boundary for several reasons,” said Mayor Pellegrini. “First and foremost, any suggestions to move the proposed route further north into King Township would not be supported by council as it would have many negative impacts, including to the environment.”

Back in January of this year, King Township council passed a resolution fully supporting the MTO’s preferred technical Route S8-3 based on its natural, land use/socio-economic and transportation technical merits.

The City of Vaughan has also requested that a portion of the proposed alignment and Highway 27 interchange be located as far north as possible in order to minimize the impact on the existing residential communities.

York Region’s Committee of the Whole Transportation Services approved the recommendation to request that the MTO assess, as part of the Environmental Assessment, a highway alignment that avoids impacts to the approved community areas in the North Kleinberg-Nashville Secondary Plan area.

Now that the alignment of the MTO’s preferred route takes all of those issues into account, King Township council has advised the MTO it fully supports the preferred route. For more information on the GTA West Corridor, visit https://www.gta-west.com/. Please see next page for a map of the proposed route. 

Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Oct. 17, 2020

Two Trisan Centre ice users test positive for COVID-19

King Township has been notified that two individuals that accessed the Trisan Centre for ice usage have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were at the Trisan Centre on Tues., October 13, 2020 and have not returned to the facility since that time. The Township has stringent cleaning protocols designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities including:

  • Daily deep cleaning of all areas in operation
  • Disinfecting high-use areas before and after each individual user group
  • Cleaning high-touch surfaces before and after each individual user group

All protocols were followed and the Township is working with York Region Public Health on future action items. A closure has not been mandated at this time. Individuals who were in direct contact with the two users have been notified and are following public health instructions. If you believe you may have come in contact with someone infected with COVID-19, please visit York Region Public Health’s online resource at https://bit.ly/YRcovid for guidance on what actions to take. The Township is providing this message to ensure clear and transparent messaging is communicated to our residents during this time. - 

Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 25, 2020

King to begin offering limited in-person services

Ice pad at Trisan Centre in Schomberg to re-open with conditions

King Township will start re-opening some facilities and offering in-person services over the next several weeks in a cautious, phased approach, subject to demand and in conjunction with current public health protocols.

The ice pad at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg is set to first re-open on Monday, September 28, while the ice pad at the Dr. William Laceby Nobleton Community Centre and Arena in Nobleton is anticipated to open mid-October, subject to demand.

“We recognize the community needs to have recreational opportunities for play, fitness and overall physical and mental health and well-being,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “That being said, there will be strict protocols in place to protect both participants and staff. I am also very pleased that enhanced curbside pickup and by appointment in-person services are being introduced.”

The expansion of Trisan Centre services and programs, such as fitness programs, the walking track and curling, are to be introduced sometime in October/November, subject to adequate demand.

Beginning on Wednesday, October 7, and every Wednesday thereafter, limited in-person services will be available by appointment only. The public will be served in-person at the King Township Heritage and Cultural Centre at 2920 King Road, King City. Only commissioning services (i.e. foreign pension forms, statutory declarations, affidavits) and the issuance of marriage licenses will be available. Priority will be given to King Township residents while non-residents will be accommodated subject to demand and availability. To schedule an appointment, call 905-833-4069 or email clerks@king.ca.

Enhanced curbside pickup of Garbage Bag Tags and Blue/Green Bins will be offered as of Wednesday, October 7th as well. This service will be offered at King Township Public Library branches through their curbside pickup program. Phased openings for some King Township Public Library branches are anticipated mid-October. Please visit www.kinglibrary.ca for further details and locations.

The Municipal Centre at 2585 King Rd. will remain closed for the remainder of the year.

King continues to offer a full suite of online services and we encourage citizens to use these contactless options when possible. Contactless payment options include paying bills via telephone banking, pre-authorized payment, cheque by mail or drop box as alternatives to paying a bill in person. To see what services we currently offer online, visit http://onlineservices.king.ca.

Any indoor facility used by the public will be subject to York Region’s requirements of mandatory face coverings or masks. Caution and prioritization of safety is at the forefront of all decisions being made.

These openings and/or any proposed expansion of programs will be continually monitored and assessed throughout the fall, based on the status of COVID and provincial and public health direction.

Health and safety protocols will be in place for any in-person services and programs, including:

  • A new COVID-19 online screening tool that helps determine the likelihood of a person’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The screening tool complements other health and safety measures, and will be available online effective Monday, September 28 and will be a requirement for members of the public entering a public facility (accessible at http://screening.king.ca).
  • Wearing a face covering such as a mask that covers the nose, mouth and chin;
  • Sanitizing hands;
  • Physical distancing;

The government is strongly recommending everyone to continue following public health advice, including practising physical distancing with those outside your household or social circle (up to 10 people), wearing a face covering when physical distancing is a challenge or where it is mandatory to do so, staying home when ill, and washing your hands frequently and thoroughly.

For more information, please visit our King Township COVID-19 Information Hub for all the latest updates at http://covid19.king.ca.

Media contact: Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer | Phone: 416-559-5093 | E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 14, 2020

King ready to start Phase 2, Contract 3 of Nobleton sewer works

Project will protect and preserve source drinking water

King Township is about to start the third contract of the second phase of providing infrastructure for residents to connect to the municipal sewer system in Nobleton.

Phase 2, Contract 3 sanitary sewer and concurrent works in Nobleton will take place in and around the following roadways: Sheardown Drive, Dobson Court, Cain Court, Hazelbury Drive, Chamberlain Court, Russell Snider Drive, Witherspoon Way, Mactaggart Drive, Holden Drive, Robb Drive and McCutcheon Avenue affecting approximately 200 homes.

Weather permitting, work is scheduled to start later this month and is expected to take about 27 months to complete.

The entire project is estimated to cost just under $10 million and will be funded from the Township’s wastewater reserve. The estimated cost for each residence to hook up in this area is just under $26,000.

King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini said the project is another example of King’s commitment to not only maintaining but improving its municipal infrastructure system.

“We’ve just completed 35 kilometres of paving work around the Township,” Pellegrini said. “While that work was important and very visible, we have to continue to maintain and improve the infrastructure people don’t see, including our water and wastewater systems.”

Ward 2 Councillor David Boyd said the work is important in order to protect and preserve source drinking water and the environment as a whole.

“I am pleased that we are about to start work on a major municipal infrastructure investment,” said Boyd. “I know many residents are looking forward to the benefits associated with having a modern and reliable sewage disposal treatment system.”

Residents who have any questions about the project can visit

http://majorprojects.king.ca/ or contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or serviceking@king.ca 


Media contact Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca MEDIA RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2020

Pop-up patios will be popping up on Main Street in Schomberg this August

King supports local businesses expand their patio space

Pop-Up Patios have been installed on Main Street in Schomberg in front of local dining establishments, including at Leonardo’s Pizzeria and Smoke House and Grackle Coffee. The patios expand outdoor dining space while supporting physical distancing within Schomberg’s historic commercial core.

King Township, in partnership with Central Counties Tourism, have provided the patios. The primary intent of the Patio Pilot Program is to activate Main Street, support local business and enable physical distancing to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for residents and visitors.

“We are delighted to be creating such an innovative use of public space,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “In these COVID times these patios will provide additional outdoor dining capacity for the community, as well as stimulating the economic recovery of our local businesses and adding to the charm of Main Street.”

In light of ongoing COVID-19 requirements, Township staff supports improving physical distancing within the downtown core. The Township has been working with the Main Street Business Management Committee to discuss the best way to support local businesses without compromising the safety of patrons, residents and visitors and has been actively supporting Main Street businesses through the http://www.schombergmainstreet.ca website and Facebook page @mainstreetschomberg.

“As new owners of Leonardo’s Pizzeria, we are very thankful for the support of King Township as they have been very helpful to support our family’s initiative with our new business,” said George Lindner of Leonardo’s Pizzeria and Smoke House. “Our goal is to provide a premier product and to earn the support of our community through a dedicated and reliable service. I believe the Patio Program that has been initiated by King Township will result in an exceptional customer experience and will allow for much needed access to outdoor dining especially during these challenging times”

The pop-up patios were installed on Fri. Aug. 14 and Mon. Aug. 17th and will remain in place through to Oct. 31. Measuring 18 feet long by seven feet deep, each will occupy approximately one on-street parking space and add 130 square feet of patio space.

For those requiring parking for a period of less than three hours, ample street parking will remain along Main Street and Dr. Kay Drive. If you are looking for parking for more than three hours, you can make use of the Green P lot beside the Post Office or park in the Parks Depot/Old Arena parking lot on Western Avenue. King Township will assess the Patio Pilot Project in the fall to see if there is value and benefit of reintroducing the patio program next year.

The businesses on Main Street are looking forward to seeing many residents and visitors out, enjoying dining and shopping safely and socially distanced. Please use hand sanitizer often and remember masks are mandatory while shopping indoors.

For more information please visit http://www.schombergmainstreet.ca

Media contact: Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer | Phone: 416-559-5093 | E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2020

King cancels in-person summer camp program

Modified camp experiences in the works

King Township has made the difficult decision that—given the current and uncertain health climate related to COVID 19—offering a traditional, in-person camp experience for children and youth will not be a safe or feasible option this summer.

“Summer camps in King Township have been a pillar in our community for over two decades. Last year, King Township welcomed close to 3,000 children in our summer camp programs,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “We have weighed all of our options, and we simply cannot allow children to congregate together in the same place without putting the health and safety of our participants and staff at risk. This truly was a difficult decision, but it was the right decision.”

Township staff will be contacting each of the families who have registered for this year’s summer camp program and full refunds will be processed over the next few weeks.

A Modified Summer Camp Experience

As an alternative to King’s traditional summer camps offerings, there will be two new options for children to participate in this summer.

Option #1 – King’s “Summer Camp in a Box” Program

The Township will be offering a summer camp alternative to bring camp home this summer with King Township’s Camp in a Box program. This program is designed to keep kids learning and engaged with small interactive activities and crafts. Each box will be put together with all required supplies and easyto-follow instructions to help recreate several fun camp activities. The boxes will be available for curbside pickup at several municipal facilities around the Township. Quantities will be limited and preference will be given to residents of King Township.

Option #2 – Virtual Summer Camps

The Township will work together with several service providers to offer a wide range of virtual summer camps programming options. Topics and themes of these virtual camps will vary and specialty camps will be available to suit the individual interest of each camper.

Registration details for both King’s Summer Camp in a Box Program and Virtual Summer Camp programming options will be published later this month. 

Media contact | Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer | Phone: 416-559-5093 | E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca

MEDIA RELEASE June 1, 2020

King joins Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE to support local businesses

Program offers King businesses opportunity to sell online

To help support our local small businesses, today King Township is joining the ShopHERE powered by Google program, with a goal of helping local businesses sell online this year.

ShopHERE, powered by Google, which started in the City of Toronto, helps independent businesses and artists build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Google Canada announced a $1 million investment to enable Digital Main Street to expand the program to municipalities across the country, offering more businesses and artists the opportunity to build their own online store. Because the opportunities afforded by the digital economy are still limited if people don’t have the right skills, Google’s investment will also help more small businesses and artists receive the digital skills training needed to participate in the digital economy.

The program is now available to small businesses in King Township. Local businesses and artists can apply for the program at www.economicking.ca/shophere/ to get their online store built at no-cost.

“Ever since the pandemic started, we’ve been communicating with and advocating for ways to help our local businesses navigate through the uncertainty,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “We’re pleased that Google Canada has launched a service that helps them do just that. Adding one more business support tool to the toolkit is a great thing for our local businesses. Economic Development staff will be reaching out to businesses to make them aware of and encourage them to apply.”

“Since Google began its business in Canada nearly 20 years ago, we’ve been focused on helping Canadian businesses of all sizes to unlock the prosperity of the internet,” says Sabrina Geremia, VP and Country Manager, Google Canada. “We remain optimistic and more determined than ever that technology is the toolkit for a world of opportunities. Our one million dollar investment will go towards expanding the ShopHERE program nationally, so we can help small businesses across Canada navigate the challenges ahead.” 

About Google Canada

Google Canada has offices in Waterloo, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa with over 1,500 Canadian Google employees working on teams across Engineering, AI Research, Sales and Marketing.  

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is a program that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, and our Digital Service Squad, a team of street-level team members who help main street businesses grow and manage their operations through technology.

Digital Main Street was created by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) with direct support from the City of Toronto. DMS is also supported by a group of strategic business partners, including Google, MasterCard, Microsoft and Shopify.

About ShopHERE powered by Google

The ShopHERE program offers businesses and artists the opportunity to build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ShopHERE is supported by a number of community and corporate partners, including Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, Shopify, Google, Mastercard, Microsoft, Magnet, and The Schulich School of Business - York University. 

Media contact | Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer | Phone: 416-559-5093 | E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca

MEDIA RELEASE  May 4 2020

King’s Economic Development staff are here to help businesses

A shift towards establishing a formal King Business Concierge program is unfolding during this unprecedented crisis. King’s economic development staff have connected virtually with more than 500 business stakeholders since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared on March 12. Staff have been proactively reaching out to businesses and responding to questions about what kinds of supports and resources are available to help them weather the economic uncertainty caused by this crisis.

Within a week of the pandemic being declared King’s Economic Development Office developed a business resource portal to help business owners navigate the various assistance programs available to them, accessible at www.economicking.ca/covid-19. As a result of this new portal, traffic to the website increased to more than 4,200 visitors in both March and April, almost doubling the number of visits in February.

King Township is a proud partner in the Northern York Region (N6) COVID-19 Business Recovery Information Centre. The Northern Six (N6) municipalities of York Region (Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Stouffville) and the York Region Economic Strategy Office are working together to assist local businesses through this crisis. As a result, an intake form has been developed and businesses are encouraged to submit their information at bit.ly/businessrecovery. The N6 municipalities will be using the responses and aggregated data to develop appropriate measures and actions to support and assist businesses to adjust and adapt.

A ShopKING portal was also quickly launched on March 19, to promote essential businesses that were connecting safely with customers through physical distancing purchasing options, accessible at www.economicking.ca/physical-distance-shopking.

“We’re seeing some encouraging news out of this quick action,” said Mayor Pellegrini. “On their own, and with our help to get the word out, 60 per cent of King’s restaurants managed to quickly pivot to provide take-out and delivery options, while adhering to physical distancing orders put in place by the Province.”

“As the province takes a measured and staged approach to fully re-open for business, the Township will be there to provide guidance and support for our businesses and local economy to be more resilient and stronger than ever,” said Mayor Pellegrini.

To help the Township identify concerns and challenges, and to assist with developing a plan moving forward, Mayor Pellegrini will be hosting a Virtual Business Roundtable. The Roundtable will include a cross-section of local business leaders, King Chamber of Commerce members, and elected officials from other levels of government. Hon. Deb Schulte (MP, King-Vaughan), Hon. Stephen Lecce (MPP, King-Vaughan) and Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria (MPP, Brampton South) will be participating in the roundtable.

In the months to come, council, staff and local businesses will continue to work together, including as participants on the York Region Business Recovery Support Partnership initiative. This collaboration, led by York Region’s Economic Strategy Division, with local business and economy stakeholders are joining forces to coordinate a regional response to COVID-19. The goals of the partnership include economic impact assessment, streamlined business advisory support and business community communications.

“While all levels of government have taken swift and unprecedented actions and measures to support local businesses adapt and recover, we collectively are always looking and listening for ways to do more,” said Mayor Pellegrini.


Attachments: King Support Measures Info-Graphic (2 pages)

Media contact | Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer | Phone: 416-559-5093 | E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2020

King ensuring citizens and businesses stay informed

about COVID-19 relief measures from every level of government 

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, new relief measures for individuals and businesses are being announced daily.

Details regarding the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy were recently announced by the Federal Government. Businesses, non-profits and charities eligible for the wage subsidy include those who have experienced at least a 30% decrease in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Iit is important to note that the number of employees they have does not factor into their eligibility. The Federal Government will cover 75% of the first $58,700 of an employee’s wage, up to $847 per week, which will be back-dated to March 15th, 2020.

The King Chamber of Commerce has been vocal about the need for an Emergency Agreement for all levels of government to streamline financial assistance and support programs to all small, medium and large businesses. To follow the Chamber’s position on COVID-19 and its support and resources, visit: King Chamber of Commerce Covid-19 Response.

“At a time like this, we have to all work together and support one another. I am pleased to see how our Federal and Provincial Governments are supporting Canadians. These programs need to be nimble and responsive and we are confident the financial relief and assistance will flow very quickly,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “With the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy in place, I hope to see our businesses that have the means to do so top up the remaining 25% of their employee’s wages and hire back those workers who were laid off”.

The Provincial Government has announced updated guidance to help employers better understand their responsibilities and what is needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the job site. The update addresses sector topics including on-site sanitation, best practices in communicating roles, responsibilities, and health & safety policies, and techniques to enable greater distances between workers. 

“I am sending out regular updates through social media on the pandemic, and residents can also find a central hub of information on king.ca. This information is updated daily – sometimes hourly – as more and more programs are announced,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini.

King Township has created a hub for local businesses to access crisis resources. This hub includes government relief programs, links to the six big bank financial relief measures, and even a list of free webinars to help businesses adapt to doing business during these challenging times.

“Right now, one of the greatest things King residents can do is support their local businesses by shopping local while physical distancing,” said Mayor Pellegrini. “Many of our local shops have rapidly changed their business model to serve our community. Every resident should visit the ShopKING banner link on King.ca to see what exceptional products are available, right here in King.”

Media contact Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer Phone: 416-559-5093 E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2020

King continues taking action to keep people safe

The following statement was issued by King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini:

King Township supports the Ontario government’s declaration of an emergency and the subsequent closure of private schools, churches and faith-based settings, licensed childcare centres and bars and restaurants – except for those that can offer takeout or delivery. Our top priority is the health and safety of our citizens, staff and businesses. Our Council and staff are working closely with all levels of government to monitor the situation and take actions to protect our citizens, staff and businesses.

These include:

  • Announced last Friday, the closure of all municipal facilities, including libraries, arenas, cultural centres and the Municipal Office.
  • The cancellation of all March Break camps and other recreation programs • Set up our Emergency Operations Centre at the Municipal Centre
  • We are supporting our employees by encouraging those who can work remotely to do so.

Our core services will continue. These include Fire and Emergency Services, water and wastewater, waste collection and roads. Many non-essential services are reduced or suspended. Citizens can still do business with King on our website at http://www.king.ca, by phone at 905-833- 5321 or by email at serviceking@king.ca.

We’re asking citizens to protect themselves and their loved ones from catching or spreading the virus in the following ways:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve  
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth 
  • Increase cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces like toilets, sink tap handles, doorknobs, countertops, etc. using regular household cleaners 
  • Practice social distancing by avoiding any gatherings larger than 50 people and keeping at least six feet between yourself and others when in public 
  • Stay home as much as possible

“I know this is a stressful time. I want King Township’s citizens to know that we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of the virus while maintaining our core services. King Township is a community of communities and I know we will help each other get through this global pandemic.” For more information about the Township’s COVID-19 response, please visit king.ca.

-Media contact Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer Phone: 416-559-5093 E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2020

King closing facilities, cancelling programs due to COVID-19 pandemic

Essential services like Fire and Emergency services and waste collection will continue With guidance from York Region Public Health and in an abundance of caution for both residents and staff around the COVID-19 pandemic,

King Township is responding with the following changes in operations:

  • King Township will be closing all recreation, library, and cultural facilities to the public starting at midnight Sun., March 15 through to Sun., April 5. Programming at these facilities are also cancelled.
  • The Municipal Centre at 2585 King Rd. will also be closed to the public effective immediately.
  • All essential services will continue, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection and roads.
  • Some non-essential services may be impacted.

During the closure, council chambers will be set up for King’s Emergency Operations Centre and ready in the event the decision is made to activate. Citizens can still do business with King on our website at www.king.ca, by phone at 905-833-5321 or by email at serviceking@king.ca. We thank the public for its patience during this time. The risk to York Region residents of acquiring the virus in the community remains low. Visit york.ca/covid19 for more information or call Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653.You may also contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 for medical advice. Telehealth Ontario is a free confidential service you can call to receive health advice or information. A registered nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 Media contact Jason Ballantyne, Communications Officer Phone: 416-559-5093 E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca

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King Township marks COVID-19 Observance Day

Posted: Mar 11, 2021   Media Release

King Township is marking the one-year anniversary today of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic.

Earlier this week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is to deliver a statement in the House of Commons this morning, designated March 11 a national day of observance to commemorate those who have died.

The government has asked Canadians to think about those whose lives were claimed by the novel coronavirus, as well as the health-care and other essential workers who have been on the front lines.

As of today, there have been 670 total confirmed cases and 19 deaths in King Township.

“Every single death is a tragedy,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “They were someone’s family member, friend or co-worker and their loss is irreplaceable. Many of those who have contracted the virus still have significant health issues, with the long-term impact on their health still unknown.”

Since the pandemic began, 2.5 million people around the world have died due to COVID-19, with more than 22,000 of them in Canada.

Mayor Pellegrini also acknowledged the tireless work of health-care workers and first responders.

“I have seen first-hand the dedication these heroes have displayed each and every day of the pandemic. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to these people who literally put their own personal health on the line every day they show up to work to help the sick and the dying. Words are not enough to thank them.”

Health Canada has approved four COVID-19 vaccines so far and 1.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. Arrangements are currently being made to open a vaccination centre in King Township. For the latest King Township COVID-19-related news, please visit https://www.king.ca/covid19.

Media contact

Jason Ballantyne, communications officer | Phone: 905-833-4573 | Email: jballantyne@king.ca


2019 Updates from the Township

MEDIA RELEASE

King Township is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Kostopoulos as its incoming Chief Administrative Officer effective April 1, 2019.

Mr. Kostopoulos, a professional engineer, has over 28 years of experience in the municipal sector.

Much of his career has been spent with York Region where he served in several progressive capacities; as its Commissioner of Transportation Services where he had overall responsibility for delivering roads, transit and fleet services, and as Director in Environmental Services responsible for delivering major capital infrastructure programs for Water, Wastewater and Waste Management.

Most recently Mr. Kostopoulos was the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Vaughan.

“Daniel’s obvious skills and experience—combined with his track record and interest in citizen satisfaction and employee engagement—make him an ideal candidate to be King’s next Chief Administrative Officer,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini.

In his previous roles, Mr. Kostopoulos was responsible for leading as many as 2,000 employees and for delivering large-scale programs and public services.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the Mayor, Members of Council, staff and the community to advance Council’s priorities, deliver public services and oversee the business obligations of King Township,” said Mr. Kostopoulos.

Mr. Kostopoulos will be replacing Susan Plamondon who is retiring at the end of March.

Media contact

Jason Ballantyne

Communications Officer Phone:

416-559-5093

Cell: 416-559-5093

E-mail: jballantyne@king.ca

2017 Updates from the Township

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2017

King continues pushing for high-speed internet 

Township hosting information event on broadband in King

King is not slowing down on its efforts to speed up the installation of broadband (high-speed) internet infrastructure across the township.

In order to keep up the momentum, King has invited key stakeholders to an information session on Tues., May 23 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Dr. William Laceby Community Center and Arena in Nobleton.

Among those invited to attend are both large and small internet service providers (ISPs) and King-Vaughan MP Deb Schulte. The event will be moderated by King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini.

“We’ve heard loud and clear from residents and businesses there is not enough high-speed internet service in King,” said Pellegrini. “And even though we’re not ultimately responsible  read more ...


Budget passes, large capital projects on tap

King Township council unanimously approved the 2017 budget at this evening’s council meeting, with a projected blended increase of 2.32 per cent. This includes assumptions related to the York Region and education tax rates.  Read more ...

Bringing high-speed internet access to rural residents in King Township and Huron County

King Township, Ontario – January 23, 2017—The Governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in infrastructure that will grow the middle class and contribute to the development of the economy in communities across Canada.     Read more ...


2016 Updates from the Township     April 21, 2016 Mayor's Annual Luncheon - Presentation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 8, 

2016 Library expansion to include new Seniors Centre 

An expansion of the existing library in King City—including the relocation of the Seniors Centre—received a green light from council at a special meeting Tuesday night. 

Alar Kongats, the project’s architect, took council through a presentation of what the expansion could look like, including concept drawings showing a beautiful, modernized building. 

“We’re excited about improving our library services while, at the same time, offering a fantastic space for our seniors,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “While there is still a lot of work to be done, we’re on our way to providing an amazing public space that will make the community proud.” 

Some of the goals and benefits of an updated and expanded library/seniors centre include ...   Read more.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 7, 2016 

New municipal offices move one step closer 

A new municipal centre at 2585 King Rd. is a lot closer to reality after King Township council approved the detailed design and tendering of the construction phase at a special meeting last night. The contract to construct the new building will go out to tender next month. If all goes according to schedule, construction could start as early as April of 2017. 

“This is a big day for King Township,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “It’s no secret ... Read more

Notice of Completion and Comment Period  July 22, 2016

Water and Wastewater Master Plan Update and Transportation Master Plan Update

The Regional Municipality of York is planning for the future and has completed updates to its Water and Wastewater Master Plan and Transportation Master Plan. Research, analysis and  community input guided the updates. Thank you to all who participated ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2016

New recreation facilities slated for King Township

A multi-use community recreation facility is on the horizon, thanks to King Township and Seneca College reaching an agreement that would see one built on the college’s King City campus.

King Township council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Seneca at Monday night’s council meeting. An MOU is an agreement used to establish official partnerships. Read More ...

For immediate release Tues., June 28, 2016 Highlights of the King Township June 28 council meeting  Read More ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   June 10, 2016

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Partnership bringing a lot of colour to King City

A private/public partnership is bringing a whole lot of colour to a little bit of King City.

Work on a mural has started on Keele Street, just south of King Road. The property, which is slated for development, is on the west side of Keele Street and is fronted by a 150-foot long section of temporary fencing, also known as hoarding.

Ward 5 councillor Debbie Schaefer approached King Township staff about possibly doing something creative with   Read More ....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2016

King residents want to shop locally, survey says

Almost 80 per cent of King residents try to shop locally whenever possible, according to the results of the recent ShopKING survey conducted by King Township’s Economic Development Office.

However, many of them “rarely or never” shop in King City (44.1 per cent), Nobleton (51.8 per cent) or Schomberg (57.6 per cent). The reason? - More than 70 per cent said the main reason they   Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2016 King picks design for new municipal offices 

Better customer experience at the heart of Project MOVE Project MOVE is moving forward. 

That was the decision made by King Township council at its May 30 meeting when it chose to build a new municipal office building at 2585 King Road instead of trying to repurpose the former Holy Name elementary school. 

King Township purchased the school property almost  ... Read More

Highlights of the King Township May 30 council meeting 

Project MOVE moving forward Council approved building a new municipal office building at 2585 King Rd., site of the former Holy Name school after being presented with three options. The first two involved partial demolition and renovation of the existing building, while the third option called for a complete demolition and new build. The new build was estimated to cost only 3.7% more ...  Read more 

York Region Growth and Development Review 2015    Read More ...

MEDIA RELEASE - Tues., May 17, 2016

Highlights of the King Township May 16 council meeting    

Nobleton zoning bylaw Council received the proposed final draft zoning bylaw for the Nobleton urban area and referred it back to staff and the project’s planning consultants. Staff and the planning consultants will then bring back further recommendations in a future report, including the proposed final bylaw, taking into account comments received from departments, agencies and the public.   Read More ...

King City & Schomberg Zoning By-law Review

Public Open House #1

King Township has initiated a review of the Zoning By-law as it applies to the King City & Schomberg urban areas. The outcome of this project will be new Zoning By-law(s) for King City & Schomberg. All interested persons are invited to attend an open house to learn about this project and contribute to our understanding of the types of issues with the current Zoning By-law. The Draft King City & Schomberg Zoning By-law(s) will be prepared in the second half of 2016. Additional open houses will be held as the project progresses.  Read More ... 

MEDIA RELEASE

New community profiles aim to attract investment. Did you know 20 new businesses opened in King City in 2015? Or that there are more than 135 businesses in Nobleton?  These are just two of the infographics included in King Township’s new community investment profiles.

“Highlighting some of the economic benefits of working or living in King Township is ...  Read More ...

King Township Resident Survey Results March 23rd,2016   Read More ...


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