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January 2021

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Happy New Year from Mayor and Council

Usually I would start my year-end column by talking about the great accomplishments we’ve been able to make throughout the year. This year, however, has been anything but usual.


For the last 11 months, we have been in the grips of the worst public health crisis in more than a century. Everyone’s lives have been turned upside down and inside out.


I’m incredibly proud of how responsibly the vast majority of King Township’s residents have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by wearing masks, practicing physical distancing and following restrictions on gatherings. There is no question it has been difficult for everyone, but we need to continue our vigilance throughout 2021. The health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones is paramount.


Despite the restrictions put in place, King has been able to continue delivering all essential and most non-essential services. We’ve been able to do this because our staff has been able to find innovative ways to continue serving the community.


Literally overnight, most King staff were able to start working remotely thanks to our small but mighty Information Technology department. They’ve also been able to host virtual meetings of all kinds, including Council, Committee of Adjustment and Public Information Centres.


Building permits and various other applications can now be done electronically and we rolled out a curbside pickup service program for things like blue and green bins and library services. Our King at Home recreation program – which included Camp in a Box – was a huge success and we’ve also launched virtual recreation programming and classes.


In partnership with Central Counties Tourism, we provided pop-up patios to two businesses in Schomberg to expand outdoor dining space while supporting physical distancing within Schomberg’s historic commercial core patios.


I’ve heard some people question whether or not our staff have been working as much given that the Municipal Centre has been closed to the public since March. I can say without a doubt this year was as busy, if not busier, than any other year. Our CAO Daniel Kostopoulos recently held an all-staff, year-end virtual meeting that Council also watched to go over this year’s accomplishments. Judging by the following list, it’s clear staff and Council have been extremely productive.

I’m extremely proud of the work council and staff have done to continue delivering the services our residents expect and deserve, even when faced with the countless obstacles the pandemic has thrown in our way.


There is one final thing I’d like to ask the community for help as we enter 2021 – AND, I’ve been repeating it over and over … Now, more than ever, we need to help our local businesses. The year 2020 has been hard on almost all sectors of the economy. Many businesses in King are doing their best to hold on, but they need our support.


As 2020 has drawn to a close, please take time to think about those we have lost to COVID-19 and those who continue to work on the frontline of the health-care system. Think about your loved ones and reach out to them virtually.


With news of vaccines on the way, please remain hopeful that 2021 will be a better year.


I wish you and yours a safe, peaceful and prosperous New Year.


King Township Mayor

- Mayor Steve Pellegrini


New Website Launched

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  • Accessibility (i.e. font size, visual contrast, screen reader functionality, browser extension tool)
  • Mobile friendly - easily browse from your tablet or smartphone
  • Improved online payments
  • Stay up-to-date with online subscriptions
  • Easy online service request submissions
  • Improved online forms
  • Interactive maps

Check out our new website!

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2021 Budget - call for feedback by visiting SpeaKing page

Virtual Public Information Centre (PIC)

Want to learn about what’s in the 2021 Municipal Budget and provide feedback? Join us at a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) on Jan. 20 from 6 pm – 8 pm.


Pre-registration is required. If you would like to watch the online presentation and provide feedback, please email by January 19th, 2021 (By Noon). Prior to the meeting you will receive information on how to login to watch the PIC and provide feedback.


You can also review the Draft 2021 Budget, take a survey and provide feedback through our online engagement platform SpeaKing at


Budget Timeline Information


2021 Budget Survey


Staff are working on the 2021 Budget and are looking for feedback from the public. Visit our SpeaKING page to learn more or to take the survey to tell us what services are important to you. 

Outdoor Ice Rinks

King Township is making its best efforts to have outdoor rinks open in all three villages and at Cold Creek.

Our systems are not refrigerated, so conditions must be optimal to ensure success. Optimal conditions include consistent temperatures of -5C for several days in a row without a weather event.

Volunteers are essential in the success of any community rink. We can always use people to help with flooding and snow removal. If you would like to volunteer, please email

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Enhanced Winter 2021 Trail Maintenance

The Township will be maintaining some additional trails throughout the winter, in an effort to encourage our community to get outside and stay active during the colder months!

View Trails

Register for Cold Creek Snowshoe and X-Country Ski Rentals
Register for bird feeder building kit
Register for a kit to make Valentine's Day Cards

Community Improvement Plan

Virtual Public Open House

King Township is undertaking a review and update of its Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The Community Improvement Plan was approved by Council in 2014 to set out a strategy for revitalizing and improving the Township. Using the CIP, the Township can make grants available to property owners and businesses. The success of this Plan will greatly benefit from our community’s input!

All interested persons are invited to join a

Virtual Public Open House on

Wednesday January 27th @ 6pm

Learn more about this project and provide input.

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York Region and King Township remain in the Grey- LOCKDOWN level.


All sport and recreational fitness facilities remain closed. The in-person by-appointment services offered at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre have also been cancelled for the duration of the Provincial LOCKDOWN.


King Township remains open for business. Many services—including things like building permits, planning applications, garbage bag tags and the payment of water bills—can all be accessed online. We have also introduced virtual recreation programming and will continue to offer as many outdoor recreation programs 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


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 facility re-openings and closures and in-person services, please visit

New CivicWeb Meeting Portal

CivicWeb Meeting Portal
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Site Alteration Draft By-law Consultation

King Township is in the process of Drafting a new Site Alteration By-law.

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.

We want to hear from you! Visit our SpeaKING page for more information and to contribute to the conversation!

Go to SpeaKing And Have Your Say

Final Development Charges Background Study and Draft By-law for Adoption

Date: Council/Committee of the Whole Meeting: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

The Township of King Council/Committee of the Whole will consider the Final Development Charges Background Study and Draft By-law, at the January 11, 2021 Committee of the Whole Meeting. Council will consider adoption of the By-law at this meeting.

Watch the Meeting Online 

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January Waste Calendar

A friendly reminder about waste collection in January. You can view an online copy of the waste collection calendar by visiting

2021 Waste Collection Calendar

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Climate Change Awards and Accomplishments

At a recent energy forum hosted by the Mayor’s Megawatt Challenge, King Township was given 4 awards for facilities that are a part of the program. The Mayors Megawatt Challenge is a group of Ontario Municipalities that work together using shared knowledge, expert resources and data, to work to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions, using one another’s facilities as a moving baseline for a continually improving target.


Kings facilities enrolled in this project, are continually in the top quartile and improving. In 2020, King was recognized for two facilities for energy reductions and two facilities for energy leadership and design.


  • Schomberg Firehall- 10+% energy reduction from 2018 to 2019
  • Nobleton Firehall- 10+% energy reduction from 2018 to 2019
  • Schomberg Firehall- Leadership Award for High Performance
  • King Municipal Centre- Leadership Award for High Performance


This is just the beginning of a long road to energy efficiency/reductions and a greener future for King! Moving into 2021 there will be a larger focus on small operational changes that we can do to help improve energy efficiency, in tandem with physical retrofits and fleet changes.


Visit SpeaKing to Learn More about King's Climate Action Plan

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King Purchases Hybrid Cars

The future in King is looking green! King Township continues to show leadership when it comes to fighting climate change with the purchase of two fully electric vehicles to add to its vehicle fleet. Two white 2021 Hyundai Konas were purchased this year. One will be used by King Township Fire and Emergency Services Fire Inspectors and the other by the Community Services Department.

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These are the first fully electric vehicles in King’s fleet as the Township transitions to a green fleet over the next nine years.

Read the News Release

Curbside Service Available at all King Library Branches
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Toys for Tickets Program

Last year, King Township ran the Toys for Tickets program where anyone receiving a parking ticket close to Christmas was able to donate a toy for local underprivileged children instead of paying the fine.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, in-person donations of toys was not possible.

This year, staff came up with the idea of donating directly. Last year, the toys were donated to “Christmas in King,” a sister organization of the King Township Food Bank. This year King Township directed a portion of traffic infraction fines to match the amount donated last year. 

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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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In Case You Missed It...

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Winter Parking Restrictions in Effect

There is no parking on any roadway between the hours of 2 am and 6 am, from Nov. 1st to Apr. 15th annnually, or parking at any time to interfere with snow removal. Thank you for helping to keep our streets clear for snow plow operators and emergency vehicles!

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Council Adopts Traffic Calming Strategy

The strategy focuses on residential streets where excessive speeding is prevalent, particularly in neighbourhoods where a high number of cyclists and pedestrians are sharing the road with motorized traffic. It was adopted by Council on November 16th. 

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Snow Removal and Plowing in King

The Township 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 so that snowplowing and snow removal crews can operate effectively.

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King Road & Weston Road Intersection Improvements Update

Since mid-July of 2019, York Region has been working to improve the intersection of King Road and Weston Road. Construction will not be completed until early summer 2021 due to a delay in unforeseen site and weather conditions.

Construction has shut down for the Winter, and will resume in Spring 2021. Since the construction project began, York Region has widened the roadways, upgrated traffic signals, installed retaining walls, constructed slopes and ditches to help funnel water. The remaining construction activities will include new top layer of asphalt paving, line painting, as well as clean up and restoration of the area. 


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