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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, information in this edition of the King Bulletin may be outdated once published.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

Mayor's Message

On behalf of King Township Council and staff, welcome to the December edition of the King Bulletin.

As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to share a few good items we’ve accomplished recently.

Council approved the 2022 budget with a zero-per-cent tax impact in the Township portion and a 0.75 per cent inncrease for service enhancements.

Our Township has a tradition of keeping the Township portion of taxes low. King leads the way in the GTA with an average 1.11-per-cent increase over the past five years.

Despite holding the line on taxes, we’ve been able to offer service enhancements and a list of capital projects that include:

  • Township-Wide Recreation Centre: $75.8 million (2018-2024), Federal/Provincial contribution: $38.8 million, $16,120,000: developer contributions, $20,268,300: development charges
  • Bridge and Culvert Rehabilitation: $2 million a year
  • Tasca Community Park, Phase 2: $1.4 million
  • Cold Creek Conservation Area Restoration: $650,000
  • Osin Community Park: $542,000
  • Trail Development: $200,000 (2022 and 2023)

The new King City Library branch recently celebrated its grand opening. I’d encourage you to drop by the magnificent new building. It’s one we can all take pride in for years to come. For more details and hours of operation, visit

As part of a cautious approach to maintaining public and staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to gradually reopen in-person services, including at the King Township Municipal Centre.

Many in-person customer services are available at the Township Centre from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as of Monday, Nov. 22:

For more information on what services are available please visit

King has been working hard on green initiatives. We’re in the middle of a project that will see electric vehicle charging stations installed throughout the Township. We secured a $230,000 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. Charging stations will be a combination of both level 2 and level 3 fast chargers.

As you know, businesses have been struggling during the past nearly two years. Please shopKING this holiday season and support our local businesses.

The King Chamber of Commerce has produced a digital Holiday Gift Guide to help you find the perfect gifts while shopping local. Find the guide at

On behalf of Council and staff, we wish you a safe, restful and happy holiday season.


Mayor Steve Pellegrini

King Township 2022 Budget

The Township of King has approved a 0.75-per-cent increase for additional service enhancements in the Township’s portion of the 2022 Budget, maintaining the base tax increase of zero per cent.

King’s operating budget for 2022 is $47.3 million and the capital budget is $56.4 million for a total budget of $103.7 million. Township Council approved the budget at a Council meeting on Nov. 15. The average increase for the Township portion of municipal tax is 1.11 per cent between 2018 and 2022.

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King Township Services 

As part of a cautious approach to maintaining public and staff safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, King continues to gradually reopen in-person services, including at the King Township Municipal Centre.

The following in-person customer services are available at the Township Centre from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

  • Garbage, bulky item and appliance tags
  • Green bin, kitchen catcher and blue box sales
  • Yard composters and rain barrels
  • Payments for taxes, water bills and recreation programs
  • Dog tags

Passive screening and mandatory masking will be in place.

The following services are available in person each Wednesday and can be booked in advance by contacting or calling 905-833-4069:

  • Marriage licences
  • Commissioning services.

The following services are available in person each Wednesday and can be booked in advance by contacting or calling 905-833-5321:

  • Planning applications and some planning services
  • Building permits and some building services.

Most in-person recreation, cultural and library services are in place with ongoing COVID-19 safety guidelines and restrictions. Visit

For a full list of services, visit

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (York Region) 

Bookings now open for covid-19 vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds. appointments required. Book online at
All library branches are now open for in-person services
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Holiday Office Closure

King Township will be closed on Friday, December 24, and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 3.

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

Happy Holidays!

The King Chamber of Commerce is delighted to bring to you King's first-ever digital Holiday Gift Guide!

Participation in this guide is absolutely free and is open to any business in the Township that has holiday shopping. Contact the King Chamber of Commerce if you would like your business to be added. More businesses will continue to be added to the guide, so please check it often.

Let's all shopKING!

View the Holiday Gift Guide

Events, Activities & Programs

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
Santa's Christmas Cruise event saturday december 4th and sunday december 5th beginning at 10am
Nobleton Tree Lighting event december 5th 2021 between 5pm and 8 pm. Tree lighting will be at 6pm. Takes place at 8 Sheardown Drive in Nobleton
Trees of Giving is an event for all ages that displays fun and festive trees decorated by community groups and local businesses - vote for your favourite tree, funds to help Southlake Foundation. Location is the King Heritage and Cultural Centre at 2920 King Road. runs until Dec 18th, Tuesday to Saturday between 10am and 4pm
Introducing KTPL's Make-It Lab

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

2022 Waste Collection Calendars

The 2022 Waste Collection Calendar's will be delivered via Canada Post by the end of December!

December Waste Calendar

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

2021 Waste Collection Calendar

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Recycle Coach

Ever wished you could just take a picture of something to see if it’s recyclable? Now you can! Use the new image search feature to look up your waste on the Recycle Coach app today at!

Wood Stove Safety PSA
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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. 

A Main Street Christmas 

The Schomberg Village Associationis holding a non-traditional "A Main Street Christmas" celebration. Similar to 2020, the focus on a Farmers' Parade of Lights/drive through in the Agricultural Fairgrounds.

This year's celebration takes place on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and will include include entertainment along Western Ave and near the Old Arena/Parks Depot. 

Visit A Main Street Christmas' website for more information or to buy tickets! 

Christmas in King's Holiday Light Tour is back for another year!

Back by popular demand, the Christmas in King Holiday Light Tour will be shining brightly again this year. Do you want to share that brightness and help light up someone else’s Christmas?

The Holiday Light Tour is open to local residences, businesses, schools and churches (and any building that is lit up and can been seen from the road!). This year, Christmas in King will touch the lives of more than 300 people, providing gifts, gift cards, festive food hampers and other holiday items to help make their holiday season brighter.

The King Shop Local Campaign is Well Underway

King Chamber of Commerce's shop local campaign, named “KING | IT’S ALL HERE” is showing great momentum, The first initiative in the campaign encouraged us all to provision our Thanksgiving table with food and décor that is all produced locally.

The “KING | IT’S ALL HERE” campaign is being funded by a $60,000 grant from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to support shopping locally, and runs from September through to the end of December. It will also be supported by York Region, in conjunction with the other York Region municipalities, which also received funding. It will include full page ads, videos, social media and an on-line business directory for King Chamber members – all at no charge at all to local businesses.

Visit our new Digital Membership Directory, which also features 15 mini videos of local businesses, follow us on social media and enjoy our latest video featuring a wide varieties of ways to shop, dine and play in King.

Let's all shop local.

Underground Servicing Construction at Salamander Park

King City East (North) Landowners Group has commenced underground servicing operations within Salamander Park effective early November, 2021. The duration of the works will extend to late February, 2022 (depending on weather conditions).

The operation will involve heavy construction equipment, material, and equipment storage within Salamander Park. Access to Salamander Park will be restricted until the works are completed.

This work is being done to connect the existing municipal infrastructure to the future subdivision as part of the spine servicing construction. Construction activities will be restricted to the period of 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Saturday, excluding statutory holidays which is in compliance with King Township noise By-Law-81-142.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact either of the following.
Donald Leung: Condrain - | 905-669-5400 ext.2263
Marcus Simoes: SKA - | 437-213-3619

In Case You Missed It...

Council Meeting Highlights

The next Committee of the Whole and Council meeting will be on December 13. You can keep up with these meetings by visiting us online. Or, check out the last meeting's live-tweet summary

Meeting Calendar

Township of King Twitter 

need extra garbage bag tags? Get yours online
green 911 property identification signs are available online
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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