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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, information in this edition of the King Bulletin may be outdated once published.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


Hometown Heroes

Earlier this spring, we asked the community to share stories of people, organizations or businesses that have made a positive impact during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of our Hometown Heroes campaign. The community responded with stories that show what a caring community King Township is.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to record and submit videos.

Mayor's Message

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

I’m happy to share some tremendous news. Last week we made the official announcement that King will be getting a new Town-wide Recreation Centre that will be built on Seneca College’s King City campus, scheduled to open in 2023.

Making the centre a reality was due to a lot of work by staff and the partnership between King, Seneca College and the Federal and Provincial governments. The Federal Government is contributing over $21.1 million, the Government of Ontario is providing over $17.6 million while King is contributing more than $14.1 million. Our contribution to the construction is being funded mainly by development charges with no additional tax burden for residents.

I’d like to thank Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors (and our Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan) and Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education (and our Member of Provincial Parliament for King-Vaughan) for their help in securing funding for the project.

The new Town-wide Recreation Centre will be a benefit to all ages and demographics in the community. Recreation is essential not only to the health of individuals, but also the health of the community as a whole. This amazing centre will be the centrepiece in building a healthy community for years to come.

For more details, see the article below or visit

Continuing on the theme of actions we’ve taken that will benefit the entire community, I’m proud to report council has passed a bylaw to lower urban speed limits in the Township from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr. We’re also about to start installing permanent speed tables throughout the Township in strategic locations. Learn more about this program—including how to submit a request for a traffic calming measure—at

Finally, I’d like to thank the community as a whole for its continued diligence in trying to stop the spread of COVID-19. I know this has been an incredibly trying and tiring 15 months. In these times of stress, please be patient and kind to those you meet.

As always, try to shop locally as much as possible and stay safe.


Mayor Steve Pellegrini


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Provincial Stay-At-Home Order

York Region and King Township are currently in  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) 

York Region residents age 12+ who live, work, or go to school in York Region are now eligible to book an appointment for their first covid vaccination at

Residents 80+ (born in 1941 or earlier) are now eligible to book their second dose appointment at Vaccines are delivered by appointment ONLY; walk ins are not available.

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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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Traffic Calming

The health and safety of residents is always the number one priority of King Township council and staff. That’s the driving motivation for recent and upcoming traffic calming measures throughout the Township.

Council recently passed a bylaw lowering the speed limit on all urban roads from 50 k/hr to 40 k/hr and speed humps are about to be installed in many different locations

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We are extremely pleased to announce that due to a partnership between the Federal and Provincial governments and Seneca College, King Township will be getting a $53 million Recreation Centre on Seneca College's King City Campus. Scheduled for completion in 2023, the centre will include twin ice pad surfaces, an indoor year-round pool and track, gym equipment and multipurpose fitness studio space for yoga, aerobics, and spin classes. The recreation centre will also house a multi-use field house with operable doors to surrounding amenities, including baseball and soccer fields.

The project will also explore a number of energy efficient measures for the facility such as natural ventilation, reclaiming waste heat from the refrigeration system, and an open loop geothermal heat exchange.

Full details here:

Tax-Deferral Program & Extraordinary Circumstance Program

In 2020, Council approved tax relief for three months from March – May to assist those financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide some additional assistance to residents, council approved options for 2021 to provide immediate relief to King Township taxpayers who have endured financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access the submission form, which includes eligibility requirements, click here.

Extraordinary circumstances are extreme, unforeseen, typically one-time, situations that prevent a taxpayer from being able to make their property tax payment by the due date. These types of situations are unforeseen at the time a taxpayer receives their property tax bill. Council approved a new program where, if eligible, residents may submit an application to the Treasurer to have their interest waived for up to six months with options to renew if needed.

To access the form, click here.

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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.

King's Corporate Strategic Plan Year Two (2020) Annual

Progress Report

The Annual Progress Report was adopted at the May 10th Council Meeting.

As with all great plans, success comes in the execution. Initiatives undertaken in year two highlight the Township’s continuous commitment to providing an exceptional standard of living. Together, we will continue to push our Council approved initiatives forward and keep the momentum going in Year Three (2021) and Year Four (2022) as we create positive effects for our community.

We are pleased to report that 93% of our Key Actions are progressing as planned or completed and 70% of our Community Benefits are trending in the desired direction in 2020.

Read the Annual Progress Report

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Events, Activities & Programs

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In-person Summer Camps - UPDATE

The Provincial Government recently announced that Summer Camps can open for the 2021 season. With this recent news, the Community Services Department is excited to share some details about in-person and virtual camps for the upcoming summer season.

Camp registration opened to King Township residents only this morning (June 1).

You can register at

The number of camps offered this year have been reduced due to the pandemic so register early to ensure you don’t miss out!

Residents can preview a variety of different camps on the King website at Additional program details will be available in King’s new digital Community Recreation Guide at

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Video Program: Let's Dye It!

Jun 15, 2021 – All-day
 Virtual - King Heritage & Cultural Centre YouTube Channel

Learn how to create all natural dyes from everyday ingredients, just like the early settlers of Canada. Create a rainbow of colours from nuts, berries and leaves and try dyeing your own materials.

Click Here to Check It Out!

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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 

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Requesting Treatment of a Private Catch Basin

Catch basins on your property collect water that can become stagnant and provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes. These catch basins can be treated at no charge with a long-lasting larvicide to help prevent the spread of West Nile virus.

Requested catch basin(s) on your property will be treated once a season with long lasting briquettes.

Verbal permission to enter the property is required for this service. Social distancing rules will be respected.

To request treatment of your private catch basin please contact Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653, TTY 1-866-512-6228, or email with your contact information.

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Seasonal Operations & Updates

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Schomberg Watermain Update

Upgrades to a section of the water system in Schomberg are now underway.

The work includes the Brownville Court watermain replacement, which is expected to be complete by fall 2021.

Additional work includes Brownsville Court road reconstruction, expected to completed by fall 2021 except for top asphalt which is expected to be completed by summer 2022.

The Western, Elmwood and Castlewood watermain replacement is expected to start spring 2022 and finish winter 2022.

This watermain work is required to replace aging infrastructure. Impacts will include water disruptions, road and driveway disruptions.

The work is being funded in part by a Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund grant of $608,548 made by the province in 2020.

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

June Waste Calendar

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

2021 Waste Collection Calendar

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Pop-up Patios Coming Soon!

Installation of four (4) Pop-Up Patios on Main Street, Schomberg is underway. The patios will feature additional dining space for local restaurants, bicycle parking and decorative planter boxes that also act as a safety barrier. The patios will be available for everyone to enjoy once the Provincial restrictions are lifted on outdoor dining. For updates and information on Main Street, visit

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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. 

Summer 2021 King Mosaic

Arts Society King's summer 2021 edition of the King Mosaic is on stands June 3rd. Look for your June 3rd issue of the King Weekly Sentinel for your copy, or at various newsstands throughout the Township.

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In Case You Missed It...

Council Meeting Highlights

Couldn’t watch the latest live stream of the May 31st 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. Paving to base asphalt is expected to occur anytime now, subject to weather. We will continue to advise with additional updates about the re-opening of this roadway.

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