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May 2021


COVID-19 pandemic disclaimer

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, information in this edition of the King Bulletin may be outdated once published. For the latest information on the status of programs and services, please visit


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Hometown Heroes

Do you know a person, organization or business that has made a positive contribution to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, King Township wants to hear about them.

That’s the idea behind the Hometown Heroes campaign.

Over the last year we have seen and heard about tremendous acts of kindness and heroism. We want to hear more of these stories.

If you know person, organization or business that has made a positive difference in the community during the pandemic, please tell us about them in a short 15-second video.

Creating and submitting your Hometown Hero video is easy. You can watch an example video to see what it looks like at

The deadline to submit your video is 5 pm on Friday, May 7.

We will share the best videos later this Spring. Help us celebrate our Hometown Heroes and stay safe.

Submit Your Hometown Hero Nomination

Mayor's Message

On behalf of King Township council, welcome to the May edition of the King Bulletin.

I’m happy to report our vaccination clinic at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg has been a huge success.

We’ve administered more than 5,000 vaccinations since opening in early April. I’d like to thank our staff, local medical professionals and community volunteers for making this amazing community resource a reality. For the most up-to-date information on clinic hours, vaccine availability and eligibility requirements, please visit

Until next month, please shop locally as much as possible and stay safe.


Mayor Steve Pellegrini


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Site Alteration By-law

After months of work and consulting with the community and other stakeholders, King’s new Site Alteration By-law was approved at the April 26 council meeting.

The Site Alteration By-law is designed to limit activities, such as removing or adding soil, which might change the level of a homeowner’s land. Changing the land’s surface, or grade, could interfere with the way water moves off your property. Water that can’t drain off can cause problems for yourself or your neighbour.

You can read the new bylaw here.

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Schomberg Main Street Streetscaping

We need your input!

The Project Team will be hosting two virtual public meetings on Thurs., May 6. The virtual meetings will include a presentation highlighting various design concepts for Main Street, as well as look into feature areas along the streetscape. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions and comments for the panel to discuss.

Please register in advance to one of the two sessions. You must register for the meeting to attend.

We are offering two Zoom timeslots on Thursday, May 6, 2021:

  • 12:00pm to 1:30pm or
  • 6:30pm to 8:00pm

To attend the virtual public meetings please register in advance by following the registration links posted on our website:

Can't make it to the webinar on May 6? There will be a recording of the presentation and Q&A session, with accompanying transcript, posted online after May 6.

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York Region and King Township are currently in the Grey -- Lockdown level with a Provincial stay-at-home order.

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

Services continue at the Library including: Curbside Service at all branch locations, printing and faxing services and COVID – 19 vaccination booking help. Visit for more information on how we continue to serve the community.

King is encouraging residents to support local businesses during the lockdown as much as possible.

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

For the latest King Township COVID-19 related information, please visit or

COVID-19 Information Hub


Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, information in this edition of the King Bulletin may be outdated once published. For the latest information on the status of programs and services, please visit

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (York Region) 

For the most up-to-date information on King Township’s vaccination clinic at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg—including clinic hours, vaccine availability and eligibility guidelines— please visit

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King Township COVID-19 Clinic

King Fire and Emergency Services—along with other municipal staff members—are extremely proud of the success of our vaccination clinic at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg.

Appointment booking online can be made here

For the most up-to-date information on eligibility, please visit*.

*Please note that due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, the vaccine supply and guidelines regarding vaccine eligibility from the Province and York Region, the information on this page will change frequently.

King Library ad to help people book covid-19 vaccines. Call 905-833-5101 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-2pm and 3pm-8pm

York Region COVID-19 Update

For the latest statistics on COVID-19 cases in York Region and King Township, please visit the Region’s COVID-19 information hub.

York Region Daily Covid-19 Update
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Sign up for E-Billing

E-billing is available for King water and property taxes by filling out our online form. Your bill will be sent directly by email, meaning you will no longer receive a hard copy. By enrolling into this program, you are also consenting to receive other billing notifications that may be deemed relevant to your property (i.e. notification of high consumption, etc.).

Due dates can always be found on our website at or

Applicants are responsible for advising the Township, in writing, of any changes required, including Applicant information, account information, sale of the property or cancellation of the E-Billing.

Highway 400 & Highway 404 Bypass Review Public Information Centre (PIC)

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained AECOM Canada Ltd. (AECOM) to undertake a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the proposed Highway 400 - Highway 404 Link (Bradford Bypass). The proposed Bradford Bypass is a new 16.2 km rural controlled access freeway. The proposed highway will entend from Highway 400 between Lines 8 & 9 in Bradford West Gwillimbury, will cross a small portion of king Township and will connect to Highway 404 between Queensville Sideroad and Holborn Road in East Gwillimbury. 

Public Information Centre #1 (Online)

The first PIC is being hosted virtually in two (2) parts through the Project Website where you will be able to learn more about the preliminary design study. 

PIC Part 1: The purpose of the first stage is to showcase the study, update and summarize existing conditions, illustrate the prliminary design refinements as compared to the 2002 approved EA study, outline the evaluation criteria, and solicit input, feedback and comments on the preliminary design refinements. 

The PIC materials will be made available on the Project Website for a two (2) week stakeholder review period beginning April 22, 2021 and ending on May 6, 2021.

PIC Part 2: The Project Team encourages you to attend the PIC Webinar presentation on May 18, 2021 where you will be able to learn more about key topics raised during the PIC's stakeholder review period and receive additional project information. 


Contact Information: 

Phone: 1-877-247-6036

Events, Activities & Programs

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Borrow an Ontario Parks Day Pass

FREE daily park entry for one vehicle plus all its passengers. 

King Township Public Library patrons can enjoy unlimited daily visits to
Ontario Parks' network of over 100 provincial parks.

Learn More 

Youth Week Activities email for details
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Spring Things Hunt

Have you felt that something has been missing since the end of the Ghost and Elfabet Hunts? Have no fear- the Spring Things Hunt is here! Pollinators have landed all across King Township and have been seen frequenting the KHCC, Cold Creek and Osin Lions Park! Visit each site between May 7 and May 24 to find them all and get your chance at some awesome prizes. 

Date & Time: May 7th, 2021 at 4 p.m. to May 24th at 11:59 p.m. 2021
Location: King Heritage & Cultural Centre, Cold Creek Conservation Area, and Osin Lions Park 

Theatre Workshop and Virtual Theatrical Program

Tickets for these virtual events are on sale now and available at

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In-person Summer Camps

Due to the extended Provincial stay-at-home order (scheduled to expire May 20th, 2021), the Township of King will be temporarily delaying the release of its 2021 Summer Camp program information and postponing registration until a later time. Staff will continue to monitor evolving public health information and guidelines from the Province and the Region of York regarding best practices for the safe delivery of summer camps. Any updates to summer camp 2021 will be posted to the Township website (

The Township will continue to make ongoing public updates regarding summer camp programming which can be viewed on the municipal webpage at

These dates and times are subject to change based on Provincial and Regional public health guidelines.

Stories of King - A 3D Virtual Exhibit to be launched on April 9th 2021

Stories of King - all new 3d Virtual Experience

You can now visit Stories of King in an all new 3D virtual experience. Featuring three all new stories on the history of King Township, this digital museum will immerse you like never before. Take a guided tour or explore on your own, it's up to you.

Stories of King is a free virtual exhibit hosted on 

Participate in the 3D experience 

Shadow Puppets - Video Program 

Human history, but one of our favourites is Shadow Puppets! Originating in Central Asia c.1000 B.C.E. shadow puppets have entertained people for literally thousands of years. Learn about their history, how they have been used, and how to do it yourself.

Date: Launches May 18th, 2021

Trisan Live Virtual Programs

Next Session: May 3rd to May 27th 2021

There are no excuses now! Experience an amazing workout without having to leave your home. The Township of King is excited to offer Trisan Live, a virtual monthly membership that allows you to enjoy your favourite Trisan Fitness Instructors from the comfort of your living room!

With the purchase of a Trisan Live Virtual Membership, participants will be able to sign up for the classes they love OR drop-in to a class for a nominal fee! Simply log into your PerfectMind account to purchase the membership and to sign up for classes.

How to Register

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Community Electronic Recycling

Do you have old electronics collecting dust at home? Bring your unwanted electronics to the Community Electronic Recycling to ensure they are disposed of safely, recycled and kept out of landfill. Residents will be required to unload their own items.

Date: Saturday, May 29th 2021
Location: Parks Yard, Schomberg
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: Free

For more information contact or call 905-833-6555.

Accepted Items include: televisions, monitors, desk tops, phones, printing, copying and scanning equipment, stereos, speakers, digital media, video game consoles, projectors, microphones, cameras, calculators, lighting, power tools, small appliances, stationary and portable audio/video systems


Spring Wildflower Planting

Bring the family out to plant native wildflowers and create habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Together we will create a pollinator garden.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 5th, 10:00am -11:30am
Location: St. Andrews Park 13190 Keele St, King City
Fee: Free

Preregistration is required. To register visit For more information contact or call 905-833-6555.

Register Online

Contact or call 905-833-6555 for upcoming information regarding Community Tree Plantings.

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Although our Municipal Offices remain closed to the public, staff will be offline Victoria Day May 24th, 2021, returning at 8:30 a.m. on May 25th 2021.

For urgent matters during this time, contact our 24/7 after-hours service at 905-833-5321. 

If you do not have an urgent concern, you can still do business with us on our website at, or send an email to where staff will respond when the Township reopens. 

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Marylake Front Gate Restoration

Restoration work on the front gate at Our Ladey of Grace Shrine at Marylake is underway. The front gate is the only project being worked on. The gate is located at Keele Street and the 15th Sideroad.

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Emergency Preparedness PSA - Emergencies happen, even during a pandemic

Seasonal Operations & Updates

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Reduced Load/Half-Load Restrictions

The annual reduced load or "half-load" period to limit vehicle weights to 5,000 kg per axle starts on designated Township roads effective March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021 per Traffic By-law 2017-103. For further information, call 905-833-5321.

View the half-load restrictions map. 

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In the spring and fall the Public Works Department flushes all water mains and hydrants in King City, Nobleton, Schomberg and Ansnorveldt. As a result, residents over the course of the next few weeks may experience low pressure and/or discoloration. This process contributes to the safe, effective delivery of municipal water and does not affect the quality of your water in any way. Should you require further information please contact ServiceKing by email at or by phone at 905-833-5321.

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Spring Street Sweeping

Street sweeping is underway! Three sweepers will be utilized at the same time in King City, Nobleton and Schomberg before moving out to other areas of the Township. The intent is to be completed by the long weekend in May.

Street Sweeping FAQ

Yard Waste Pickup

Yard waste collection starts the week of March 29th, 2021 and will be picked up bi-weekly through the last full week in November. There is no limit on the number of containers that can be put out. Residents are able to use rigid open-top containers (i.e. blue boxes) to help alleviate the need for trips to the store for yard waste collection bags. Please have yard waste out to the curb by 7:00 AM on your regularly scheduled collection day.

If you require additional information or have questions, please contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or email

May Waste Calendar

You can view an online copy of the waste collection calendar by visiting

2021 Waste Collection Calendar

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Waste Collector - Cleaning our your CLUTTER

We know that a lot of people who are off work or working from home may be looking to de-clutter their homes during the pandemic. We’d like to remind you of a few things:

Extra bag tags can be purchased at

Please do not dump garbage of any kind in any park or municipal receptacle. Household garbage and medical waste dumped in municipal receptacles may put our staff and others in danger, attract animals and create an unsightly mess. Please do your part to dispose of all waste responsibly through curbside collection or at a public waste depot. For information on York Region waste depots, visit

Info on obtaining extra garbage tags. Tags come in packages of 5 and can be purchased on
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This section spotlights community events and initiatives. If you have a community event or initiative that you would like highlighted in the next edition, please email Space is limited. 

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Yellow Brick House

Mayor Steve Pellegrini is supporting the Yellow Brick House charity by helping to raise awareness about their annual gala. Yellow Brick House's Break The Silence Virtual Gala aims to raise $125,000 through online auction, live fundraising, and sharing heart-warming stories that demonstrate the incredible impact that community support has on their programs and services.

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021 | Time: 7PM

To register, see prize draws, or more information visit

Timeless Tales Writing Contest
Mayor's Celebration of Youth Arts

In Case You Missed It...

Council Meeting Highlights

Couldn’t watch the latest live stream of the April 26th council meeting? You can see all the highlights in our live tweet thread by viewing our Twitter page.

Curbside Service Available at all King Library Branches
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16th Sideroad and Highway 400 Bridge Update


The interchange at Hwy. 400 and Lloydtown-Aurora Road is being reconstructed and the 16th Sideroad overpass bridge is being replaced.

The road closure at the 16th Sideroad at the Hwy. 400 overpass was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. However, the Ministry of Transportation says it is now expected that traffic will not be able to cross under Hwy. 400 until late spring 2021.

The work is being done by the Ministry of Transportation as part of its Highway 400 Bridge Replacement Program.

Quick Links

Service King

ServiceKing staff are available to answer any inquiries 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. While staff are offline, our 24/7 after hour service will be available.

You can still do business with King on our website at, by phone at 905-833-5321 or by email at

Current method of payment options:

  • Online Services
  • By mail/drop box to: 2585 King Road, King City, ON, L7B 1A