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February 2021

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Mayor's Message

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


I’m happy to be able to report some good news this month after the seemingly endless bad news during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Council passed the 2021 budget at the Jan. 25 meeting. Due to the hard work council and staff put in, we were able to pass a zero per cent increase on the Township portion of the tax bill. Although York Region and the Ministry of Education still have to set their rates, we knew we could not ask our residents to pay more this year. Many have had their work hours reduced or been laid off because of the pandemic.


Best of all, despite not asking for a raise in the Township portion of the tax bill, we’ve been able to maintain all essential services and most non-essential services. We’ve also been able to add new online and virtual services with our brand new website and virtual recreation programs.


There are more details about the budget in this edition of the Bulletin.


Until next month, please stay safe by wearing a mask, practicing good hygiene and only leaving home for essential trips like for groceries, medicine or essential work. And please shop locally as much as possible.


- Mayor Steve Pellegrini


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King Township Council approves 2021 Budget with zero increase in Township portion


King Township council approved a zero per cent increase in net levy requirements—the portion of the tax bill that goes to the Township—to support the 2021 operating and capital budgets at the Jan. 25 council meeting.


The other two components of the tax bill are payments to the Ministry of Education and York Region. Those two components still have to be finalized by York Region and the Ministry of Education.

“The past year has been extraordinarily difficult on all of our residents,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “Many of them have seen their work hours cut during the COVID-19 pandemic, while others have been laid off. We could not ask them to pay more on the Township’s portion of their tax bill.”

Some of the highlights from the capital budget include:

  • Improvements to various Community Parks ($2 million) -- Blue Heron, Kettle Lake; Tomlinson Gardens, Nobleton Lions Community Park, Tasca Community Park, St. Andrews, OSIN Park
  • Schomberg Community Hall renovation and accessibility upgrade ($1 million)
  • Road-related infrastructure repairs and conversion of gravel roads ($2.5 million)
  • Nobleton Sewers Phase 3 ($14.6 million)

You can read the full news release here.


Read the Budget Here

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Rural Area Zoning By-law Review

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Virtual Public Open Houses in December 2020!

For those who weren't able to participate in the Dec. 1, Dec. 3 or Dec. 9 Virtual Public Open Houses, we have now uploaded them for you to view. You can watch them on our SpeaKing page Don’t forget to take the survey too!

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Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Refresh

The Community Improvement Plan for King City, Nobleton and Schomberg is an exciting action-oriented program that is being used to promote beautification, property improvements and economic development in the three communities.


Using the Community Improvement Plan, the Township can make grants available to property owners and businesses. The King Township Community Improvement Plan currently focuses on making grants available to property owners and businesses in the core areas of King City, Nobleton and Schomberg. 


Now that the Community Improvement Plan is approximately 6 years old, there is a need to review its relevance and effectiveness.


Learn More

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Site Alteration By-law Review


King will host a virtual Public Information Centre on Wed., Feb. 3 from noon - 12:30pm. There will beas part of its Site Alteration Bylaw Review  a presentation followed by a question and answer session.


To register for the PIC and receive information on how to watch it and ask questions, please email


Link to SpeaKing

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Grey-LOCKDOWN & Stay-At-Home Order

The Province of Ontario has moved York Region and King Township into the Grey- LOCKDOWN level. It has also implemented a stay-at-home order.


People should only leave their homes for essential trips for things like food, medicine or essential work.


The Township has, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, been offering all administrative services to our businesses and residents virtually.


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 in the coming weeks.


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

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 by clicking here.

Events, Activities & Programs

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Enhanced Winter 2021 Trail Maintenance

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

View Trails

Outdoor Rinks Update

The Township continues to offer as many recreational activities as possible - now including outdoor rinks at:

  1. Trisan Centre between 8:00am and 5:00pm as of January 30th.
  2. Cold Creek Conservation Area between 8:45m and 4:00pm as of January 23rd.
  3. Nobleton Arena 8:00am and 8:00pm as of January 30th.
  4. King City Arena between 8:00am and 8:00pm as of January 23rd.

Pre-registration is required.

To keep up to date on the latest outdoor rink information, visit our Parks and Recreation social media pages:

Outdoor Rinks Update - Trisan Centre, Cold Creek, Nobleton Arena and King City Arena ice now open
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History at Home

Have a historical experience from the comfort of your own home!

The staff at the King Township Heritage and Cultural Centre have created a series of easy-to-follow videos and activities that can bring history to you.

To view the videos click here.

February is Black History Month. The King Heritage and Cultural Centre will be sharing a weekly newsletter all month to highlight Black history in Canada and in King Township.

Check out the first edition

Register for Cold Creek Snowshoe and X-Country Ski Rentals
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Tour the new King City Library from home!

Want to see what the new King City Library looks like inside? Take a virtual tour of the facility! The King Township Public Library has created an interactive tool to let residents and visitors explore the new King City Library building.


Take the Virtual Tour

Winter Wonders

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is hosting a free "Winter Wonders" webinar! The virtual event is scheduled to take place on February 11th between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife! Learn how wildlife survive chilly weather and how to recognize their tracks and signs.

This presentation is intended for Ages 6+:

  • Beginner level information
  • Activities and concepts that are friendly for all ages
  • Intended audience includes children, youth, and adults

Register Here


For more events hosted by the TRCA, visit their website at: 

Mason Jar Challenge - Submit photo using a 1L mason jar for a week's worth of garbage and submit to by February 28th

Frosted Footprints

Discover the wonders of winter wildlife in your backyard or neighbourhood on a self-guided hike. Participants will be provided with an ID sheet to see if they can identify and find all the wildlife tracks and signs of local animals along the trail. ID Sheets will be emailed to registered participants. Registration is required at using code 11469. 

The event takes place on February 13th. 

Register Now

What's new at the King Heritage and Culture Centre - Stories of King exhibit to launch the week of February 8th on AND On This Spot walking tour app coming to King on February 15th, download On This Spot from your app store

How to Make Pemmican

Learn how to make pemmican! Invented by North American Indigenous Peoples, pemmican was a dietary staple because it was high in calories and long lasting, making it an ideal food to bring on long trips. Later the First Nations Peoples taught the early European Settlers how to make it, and it was an important part of their survival as they explored the Canadian wilderness. 

The King Heritage and Cultural Centre will be uploading a video on how to make pemmican on their youtube channel on February 16th! 

Youtube Channel 

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King names new Public Works Director

King Township is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Samantha Fraser, P. Eng. as Director of Public Works.

Ms. Fraser has 19 years of experience in Public Works supporting Water and Wastewater Treatment, Storm Water Management and Solid Waste Management. She also has Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturing experience in the private sector.

Ms. Fraser most recently held the position of Manager of Design and Construction for the Don River and Central Waterfront Unit with the City of Toronto. In this capacity she oversaw the delivery of a $2.1 billion, 10-year construction program consisting of complex projects related to wastewater and storm water infrastructure.

Ms. Fraser is a licenced Professional Engineer and brings to King innovative project delivery, stakeholder management and customer service excellence.

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Stormwater Ponds

Staff and by-law officers are reminding residents found using stormwater ponds for skating that this is prohibited and unsafe due to possible changing conditions. As indicated by the conservation authorities:


  • 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
  • Air pockets are also easily formed under the surface and contaminants like salt weaken the ice


All these factors combined, create dangerous and unpredictable conditions that put your safety at risk.


You can book ice and use the four open municipal ice pads (King City, Nobleton, Schomberg & Cold Creek). More details can be found at and booking can be completed at

King launches new website

Have you been to our new website? If not, drop by to check it out. Some of the new features include:

  • Improved navigation
  • 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
  • Improved online forms

Seasonal Operations & Updates

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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. Learn more here. 

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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!

February Waste Calendar

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

2021 Waste Collection Calendar

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Interim Property Tax Due Date

1st Interim Installment

Due Date: February 24, 2021



Please contact Service King at 905-833-5321 or immediately if you have not received your bill.


  • Pre-Authorized Debit bank withdrawal (PAD) for installment due dates or over a 10 month period
  • On-line with your financial institutions
  • By Credit Card – Visit the Township Online Services Portal at
  • By Mail (Must be stamped and mailed prior to due date and received on time)
  • Drop off box located at Municipal Centre, 2585 King Road, King City

Due to COVID the Municipal office is closed and we are not accepting cash payments at this time.

If paying in person at a financial institution, please present the entire tax notice.

When making payments electronically, search for “King” and select Tax, enter your 15 digit roll number with no dashes (i.e. 000123456780000)

Pre-Authorized Debit Program (PAD): PAD program is available for Property Tax accounts. The enrolment form is available at (search for “PAD”)


To ensure enrollment please apply prior to due date.


The deadline to enroll for the monthly PAD program is June 1, 2021


In accordance with the Township By-law 2021-074 unpaid balances following the due date, a penalty of one and one quarter per cent (1.25%) per month, shall be levied on the first day of the next calendar month following the due date and each month until paid in full.


Please visit our website for details at

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2020 Q4 Water Billing

The due date for Q4 (Oct. 1 - Dec. 31) water bills is February 16, 2021. Payments can be paid by Pre-Authorized Debit Program options, online services or mail. Residents can sign up for a Pre-Authorized Debit Program by filling out the PAD Enrollment Form and sending it to Payment arrangements can be made by contacting


Please keep in mind, Due to COVID-19 the water department cannot enter homes and check meters at this time.

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2021 Pet Licences

A friendly reminder to get your 2021 pet licence(s) before April 15th. Get your licence(s) early to save the late fee of $5. 


  • Dog licences are $20 before April 15th.
  • Service Dogs are free with documentation. 
  • Cat licence fees are waived.
  • Seniors (65+) receive a $5 discount.
  • Replacement tags are $10. 

Any cat or dog over the age of 3 months requires a licence. Pet tags must be worn at all times. 

Have questions? Email

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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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Arts Society King

MOSAiC, published quarterly, highlights arts and cultural events, festivals, and community activities in King and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

Each issue features the work of an ASK artist on the cover including an interview and article by one of our local writers. Both new and published writers and photographers explore and report on what makes King so special. It is delivered to homes in the Township with the King Weekly Sentinel. Watch out for the spring edition to be delivered in the first week of March.

Read a Digital Copy Here 

Studio Tour King - virtual event April 12-25, 2021

In Case You Missed It...

Curbside Service Available at all King Library Branches
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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