Mayor's Message

On behalf of King Township council and staff, I’d like to welcome you to the first edition of our new e-newsletter - the King Bulletin.

Many things have changed in King over the last several months. One of the biggest changes was the closing of our Municipal Office and other facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to this, we’ve looked at ways of adapting our program and service delivery, including our outward-facing communications. Although we have many channels operating currently—like our municipal pages in the King Weekly Sentinel, our website at and our various social media channels—(Facebook, Twitter), we are always looking for new ways to communicate with King.

This e-newsletter is our newest communication channel. Scheduled to be issued monthly, it will contain important information about programs, services, news and updates in an easy-to-read format that you can subscribe to have delivered directly to your email inbox. Visit today to subscribe for future editions. 

We hope you find it informative.

Please stay safe and now, more than ever, shop locally as much as you can to support our local businesses.

- Mayor Steve Pellegrini

What's Open and Closed
Current state of operations in King Township

King has been monitoring and evaluating safe, contained and fiscally responsible measures in determining the re-opening plans of some indoor facilities, through to the end of 2020.

Based on continued efforts to contain transmission risks and adhere to public health guidelines, as well as uncertainties with the anticipated risk of a second wave this fall, for the safety of the public and staff, King is focusing on gradually reopening a limited number of indoor facilities this fall.

“We need to be mindful that the virus is very much still active,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “Right now, I feel that the cautious approach is the best approach. All the hard work that helped flatten the curve can be undone if we don’t remain disciplined in our actions. This means we need to continue wearing masks and practicing physical distancing and good hygiene.”

At this time, King Township is focusing its efforts on further expanding service levels through a limited reopening some of its indoor recreational amenities this fall, in a phased, cautious approach.

Although the Municipal Centre will continue to be closed to the public to the end of 2020, staff will be introducing future “in-person, by appointment only” services (i.e. commissioning, marriage licensing services, garbage bag tag and bin purchases). Details of these services will be announced in early September.

Indoor recreational facilities will be evaluated for potential phased re-opening later this year, subject to continued containment of COVID-19 and only those that can practically provide for future indoor recreational programs in a safe and realistic service model. Subject to this evaluation, the Township’s intent is to pilot the reopening of one facility in October (subject to user demands, viability of programs).

Subject to facility audits, operational plans that meet all Health and Safety guidelines, as well as financial impact and feasibility of operating responsibly, further announcements will follow. Staff is working closely with the recreational facility user groups to assess their needs, as they too are evaluating if/how they can effectively offer fall/winter programs to their participants. Additional arena capacity may be considered subject to demand and based on these discussions.

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

King continues to expand virtual services, introducing innovative ways to continue to service our residents and businesses conveniently and safely. Introducing safe indoor public services and safe indoor recreational programs will be considered and phased, as we continue to adjust with the evolving pandemic.

Read the full news release.

For the most up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is impacting King Township’s programs and services, please visit

Township projects updates

Even though some of our operations have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve still be able to move forward with many large capital projects. These include:

  • King City Library Building
  • Pottageville Park Upgrades
  • King Road Revitalization 
  • 2020 Paving Program

King City Library Building 

Construction on the new King City library is entering its final stages. We’re excited to give you a sneak peek of the interior. We’re on schedule for occupancy later this summer.

The grand opening will be in alignment with the re-opening of other municipal facilities.To follow the construction progress visit

Pottageville Park upgrades 

King is giving Pottageville Community Park a major facelift that will see improvements made to the baseball diamond and tennis courts. Located at 4380 18th Side Road, Kettleby, construction is expected to be finished in fall 2020.

The project includes the reconstruction of the baseball diamond and tennis courts at the park. The lighting system for the baseball amenities will also be reconstructed.

King Road Revitalization

Work on the revitalization of King Road—including sidewalk and beautification upgrades—is roughly 40 per cent complete. Works have transitioned to the west side of Keele and the area near the Municipal Office entrance will begin shortly. Pending weather and traffic conditions, this project will be substantially completed this year.

2020 Paving Program

King Township council made improving local roads a major priority in 2020. Out of the 35 kilometres in total that was slated to be paved, about 33 kilometres have been completed. Best of all, the work is substantially ahead of schedule and should be completed soon.


Although our facilities remained closed, ServiceKing staff are still 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. ​

Citizens 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 1A1


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Back to school

Summer break is almost over and children will be walking and riding their bikes to schools in a few short weeks.

As always - SLOW DOWN, especially in residential areas.

Don't rush through traffic signals, stop signs, or crosswalks - your car is bigger than they are!

Stop for school busses when their lights are flashing and the STOP sign is out - it's the law.

Educate children about crossing roads safely and obeying street signs and signals.

Staying safe at school

York Region Public Health (YRPH) is committed to supporting the safe re-opening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year under the Ministry of Education's Guide to re-opening Ontario's schools.

YRPH will continue to work with school board partners, parents, and the community as we prepare for our children’s safe return to school. Public health professionals, including public health nurses, will continue to support schools throughout the year as they implement plans, adjust, and adapt to ensure a successful, healthy, and safe school year.

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