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February 2022

Mayor's Message

On behalf of King Township Council, welcome to the February edition of the King Bulletin.

I’m pleased to report King has returned to in-person service in line with the most recent Provincial health directives. We’ve restored fitness and sports programs and reopened the King Township Municipal Centre to counter service, as well as the King Heritage and Cultural Centre.

Fitness centre usage and fitness classes require pre-registration due to capacity limitations. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place and proof of vaccination will be required.

Virtual programming opportunities will continue to be offered. Outdoor rinks will continue to operate, weather-permitting.

Even though we’ve reopened our doors, there are many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in King, including at the Cold Creek Conservation Area or on one of our outdoor rinks.

Last September, Council approved funding to support an additional community ice rink in King City. Salamander Park was chosen as a location. The ice surface is now open and in use, thanks to the collaboration between Township staff and dedicated community volunteers. It's a great example of what we can accomplish when working together.

With so many indoor and outdoor rinks available, there’s no reason to skate on stormwater ponds. There are several reasons why skating on stormwater ponds is dangerous. Stormwater ponds are designed to continuously collect stormwater from surrounding roads and neighbourhoods. No matter how deep into the winter or how thick the ice may appear, temperature changes and water flowing in/out can cause major variations in ice thickness.

For the most up-to-date information on the status of our programs, including the schedule for skating rinks, please visit For information on programs available at Cold Creek—including snowshoeing and hiking—please visit

No matter what you do this winter, stay safe and try to shop locally as much as possible.

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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, information in this edition of the King Bulletin may be outdated once published.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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Holiday Office Closure

King Township will be closed on Monday, February 21 for Family Day, and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22.

For any urgent matters, please call 905-833-5321 where our answering service will respond 24/7. Any non-urgent questions can be sent to where staff will respond to you as soon as possible in the new year. 

Remember you can still do business with us online by visiting

Schomberg village receives ‘My Main Street’ funding boost

King Township will receive $116,000 in funding to revitalize the Schomberg Lions Parkette, a community hub in the village of Schomberg.

On Jan. 12, 2022, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced the successful applicants for My Main Street—a $23.25 million investment by the Government of Canada and delivered in partnership by the Canadian Urban Institute and the Economic Development Council of Ontario to support the revitalization of 200 neighbourhoods across southern Ontario. 

Read the full news release here

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Conditions for the outdoor rinks can change quickly due to weather, keep up to date online by visiting

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Apply for a Garden Plot

To apply for a garden plot, please complete the Registration Package and email it to or call 905-833-6555.

Staff will contact you by email or phone to let you know if we have a plot available. If a plot is not available, you will be added to our garden’s waitlist. Plots that are not planted by June 15 will be given to someone on the waitlist.


  • Offers of renewal are sent to existing gardeners in late January/early February.
  • Existing gardeners must confirm their acceptance of renewal in February in order to guarantee they can continue to lease the same garden plot.
  • Interested gardeners must email to request a plot.
  • If a plot is not available residents will be added to a waiting list and contacted when a plot becomes available.
  • In order to ensure everyone has an opportunity to rent a plot, gardeners can only apply for 1 growing plot for the season. If remaining plots are available after May 31, you can inquire about renting an additional plot.
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Bird See & Ski

Ages 7+

Cost: $20

Where: Cold Creek Conservation Area

Come out to Cold Creek on February 19, 2022 between 10:00am and 11:30am and try cross country skiing this winter. Help us deck the trails with seeds and berries by hanging pine cone bird feeders along the trail. This is a family friendly activity. All supplies will be provided.

In the event of a snow-free day, join us for a winter walk through the woods. Bird feeder craft will be followed by a guided ski. Register here using code 12917!

Public Skating is back at the Trisan Centre on sundays between 2pm-3:20pm, nobleton arena on saturdays between 6pm and 7:20pm, king city arena saturdays between 3pm and 4:20pm. Admission is $2.50

Seasonal Operations & Updates

Winter Parking Restrictions in effect from November 1st to April 15th with picture of snow covered cars

Winter road and sidewalking clearing

King is geared up and ready to tackle the snow and ice this winter.

Our winter maintenance crews are responsible for clearing over 320 kilometres of roads. The Township's fleet includes two graders, 12 plows—complete with sand and salt units—and three contracted sidewalk plows.

King will remove snow from roads when severe accumulations affect two-way traffic and the ability for on-street parking. This may take several days after accumulations occur and is performed on a priority basis.

First priority is given to commercial areas and areas where safety is a concern.

Residents are reminded to avoid parking on the street and from obstructing the sidewalks so snowplowing and snow removal crews can operate effectively.

Some snowstorms last many hours or have initial freezing rain that turns into snow. In these conditions, a re-plowing of priority streets may be required to maintain traffic safety. Re-plowing may occur before road crews can move on to other local streets. The priority of snow clearing is based on Minimum Maintenance Standards Regulations.

Due to varied shapes, sizes and presence of centre islands, cul-de-sacs require specialized snow removal equipment and procedures. The Township road system currently contains many cul-de-sacs and we understand the frustration that can occur for affected residents.

Most routes are completed within a 12-hour period. Clearance times may be longer when snowfall is exceptionally heavy, there are complications due to freezing rain, many cars are parked on the street or crews are working during peak traffic times. In accordance with Ministry of Labour Regulations, drivers cannot work more than 13 hours without a rest period. This can impact snow clearance time.

For more information on snow removal in King, please visit

February Waste Calendar

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

2022 Waste Collection Calendar


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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. 

In Case You Missed It...

Council Meeting Highlights

The next Committee of the Whole and Council meeting will be on February 7. You can keep up with these meetings by visiting us online. Or, check out the last meeting's live-tweet summary

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Township of King Twitter 

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Service King

ServiceKing staff are available to answer any inquiries 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (not including during the holiday office closure—details above). 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