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November 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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, information in this edition of the King Bulletin may be outdated once published.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 council and staff, welcome to the November edition of the King Bulletin.

I’m extremely pleased to report that the new King City branch of the King Township Public Library will celebrate its grand opening starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 8. COVID-19-compliant tours will be given and refreshments will follow. The final tour leaves at 1:30 p.m.

The library will open for operations at limited capacity on Tuesday, November 9.

Library hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find out more about our available in-person and virtual services here:

The building is a stunning piece of architecture, with natural wood features and many windows which results in excellent natural lighting inside.

The King City Seniors’ Centre will also open, with programs currently in development.

Both the library and seniors’ centre will offer a range of learning and recreational opportunities for all ages and levels of ability in a modern facility.

Some of the benefits of the updated and expanded library and seniors’ centre include bringing the service areas up to provincial standards—including accessibility standards—and building on the benefits of having the two centres together, such as reduced operational costs and shared resources.

In COVID-19 news, please get your vaccination shot if you haven’t already. There are many opportunities to do so at the pop-up clinics being run by York Region. For more information on when and where these clinics are happening, please visit

We thank the residents of King for continuing to be responsible and community-minded by getting vaccinated and following all public health guidelines.

Please be kind to each other, stay safe and, as always, try to shop locally as much as you can.


Mayor Steve Pellegrini


Remembrance Day Services in King and Surrounding Areas
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2022 Budget

Providing input on the municipal budget has never been easier.

We will be holding a virtual Public Information Centre on Tues., November 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to provide information on the draft 2022 budget and gather feedback.

In order to participate remotely (by audio-telephone) during the PIC, you must pre-register in advance with the Finance Department by emailing Peggy Tollett at

You can also complete a short survey on our public engagement page SpeaKing at

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COVID-19 Update

King Township COVID-19 Information Hub

Trisan Fitness Centre begins gradual full re-opening starting Nov. 1

King Township is pleased to announce the gradual full re-opening of the Trisan Fitness Centre. Each of the following changes will come into effect Monday, November 1.

  • Members are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and must actively screen before entering.
  • Members are no longer required to pre-register in advance to use the fitness centre, track or group exercise and are welcome to use these amenities on a drop-in basis anytime during our hours of operation.
  • Members still have the option to register online for group exercise classes up to 72 hours in advance of the class
  • Changeroom showers will be reopened for patron use
  • The fitness centre and track has extended its lunchtime hours during the week
  • The hours of operation on the weekend will now include Sundays from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (beginning Sun., Nov. 7).

Here is the updated schedule:

Monday to Thursday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday*: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (*Sunday operating hours will begin Sunday, November 7)

We appreciate your patience, support and understanding throughout this gradual re-opening process. Should you have any questions or comments about the changes, please contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or

For Township of King recreation programs, visit For services available during the pandemic, visit

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

Grand opening announcement for new King City Library & seniors Centre
New King City Branch opening to the public with limited capacity

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (York Region) 

Individuals 12+ who live, work, or go to school in York Region are now eligible for walk-ins or appointments for first and second doses. 

walk-ins, pre-booked appointments, drive-throughs or pop-ups... whatever your clinic preference - we have it!

Community Grants Applications Due November 5th

The Township of King offers grant money to non-profit community organizations which provide or develop recreation, cultural or social opportunities. To be considered for this grant, Community Organizations are encouraged to apply for the Community Grant Program. Please note that the funding for the program is allocated annually post-budget approval.

Visit for more information or to apply. 

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Holiday Office Closure - November 11

King Township will be closed on Thursday, November 11 for Remembrance Day and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 12. 

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 after the holiday. 

Remember you can still do business with us online by visiting

Change the Hour, Check the Power - reminder to set clocks back 1 hour before you go to bed on November 6th and test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Take the 2021 Main Street Pop-Up Patio Survey & be entered to win a $25 gift card from a Main Street Coffee Shop

Main Street Pop-Up Patio Survey 

As part of the Main Street Revitalization project, King Township has installed pop-up patios at participating businesses in Schomberg for the last two years.

King Township is looking for feedback from Schomberg residents and visitors on the importance of pop-up patios on Main Street. By completing this short two-minute survey, you'll be entered to win one of two $25 giftcards for the coffee shops on Main Street.  

Take the Survey

Events, Activities & Programs

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Trees of Giving 


Cost: FREE

Location: King Heritage and Cultural Centre (KHCC), 2920 King Road

Our annual display of trees decorated by community groups is back!

Visit the King Heritage and Cultural Centre to vote for your favourite tree and help raise funds for the Southlake Foundation in honour of front-line workers. The KHCC is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One of a King Handmade Holiday Market

One of a King Handmade Holiday Market 


Cost: FREE

Location: King Heritage and Cultural Centre (KHCC), 2920 King Road

Are you shopping for a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for yourself, a friend, family or a colleague? Look no further! Join us at the One of a King Handmade Holiday Market where you'll find unique and quality items. Plus, you'll be shopping local!

Interested in becoming a vendor? Email for more information. 

Seasonal Operations & Updates

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Winter Parking Restrictions

King's winter parking restrictions start November 1 and run until April 15. There is no on-street parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. to allow for winter road maintenance.

Temporary on-street parking permits are available for events such as overnight guests, deliveries, or driveway repairs. You can apply for up to four permits between November 1 and April 15. Please note that on-street permits become null and void during winter maintenance activities (i.e. snow flurries, snow clearing and sanding/salting operations).

Please don’t block sidewalks with parked vehicles as our sidewalk plow operators need to clear snow and ice to keep pedestrians safe.

To learn more about parking in King Township, including how to pay fines or apply for temporary permits, please visit

Yard Waste Pickup

Reminder that November is the last month for yard waste collection for the year! Yard waste 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 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day.

If you require additional information or have questions, please contact ServiceKing at 905-833-5321 or email

November Waste Calendar

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

2021 Waste Collection Calendar

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Municipal water flushing

In the spring and fall the Public Works Department flushes all water mains and hydrants in King City, Nobleton, Schomberg and Ansnorveldt. King City has been completed and Nobleton has started. As a result, residents over the course of the next few weeks may experience low pressure and/or discoloration. This process contributes to the safe, effective delivery of municipal water and does not affect the quality of your water in any way. Should you require further information please contact the Public Works Department at 905-833-5321.

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Confused about how to dispose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? King Township is reminding citizens which items go where so collection days run smoothly and the right materials go into recycling, reducing the impact on our landfills and keeping our waste collectors safe.

Tissues, paper towels and napkins go in the green bin. All masks and gloves belong in the garbage. Blue boxes with these items will not be picked up by waste collectors.

Front-line workers at York Region’s Materials Recovery Facility sort blue box materials by hand; when these items are put in with recycling, it places workers in direct contact with materials potentially contaminated with COVID-19.

Follow these tips below to help you sort your items properly and easily.

What goes in the blue box:


  • plastic bottles, jug and containers
  • milk/juice cartons and drink boxes (no straws)
  • steel/aluminum food and beverage cans, trays, plates and foil
  • empty paint and aerosol cans (lids removed)
  • unbroken glass bottles and jars
  • printed paper (books, magazines, envelopes, etc.)
  • cardboard, broken down and flattened (detergent, dry food boxes, etc.)
  • corrugated cardboard (flatted and bundled)

NOT Recyclable

  • disposable wipes, masks and gloves
  • tissues, paper towels, napkins (add these paper products to your green bin instead!)
  • Styrofoam™
  • black plastic
  • plastic bags and bagged recycling
  • paper coffee cups and coffee pods
  • food pouches
  • clothing
  • toys
  • hoses
  • hangers
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Still unsure? Download the Recycle Coach App through the Apple App Store or Google Play to help you determine what goes where.

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Did you know that organics waste accounts for approximately 30 per cent of all waste generated in your home?

Organic waste collection and decomposition, or composting, is the process of collecting, grinding, mixing and using air or water to speed up aerobic (with oxygen) or anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition of organic material.

The resulting compost created by this process is a nutrient rich material that can be spread over soil to help nurture plant growth and health.

Composting is a vital part of promoting green friendly methods of waste reduction and environmental sustainability.

The Township is encouraging you to make the switch from plastic bags to compostable or paper bags to line your Green Bin or kitchen container.

Here’s why:

  • Compostable bags break down completely into compost during the composting process
  • Plastic bags do not break down and are screened from the final compost and landfill
  • Compostable bags are made from natural, plant-based materials
  • Plastic bags are petroleum-based and require 400 to 1,000 years to break down
  • Compostable bags support a more sustainable, environmentally
  • Friendly process.

Compostable bags are available at most grocery and hardware stores throughout York Region. Many different brands are available, but be sure to look for certified compostable bags.

Still unsure? Download the Recycle Coach App through the Apple App Store or Google Play to help you determine what goes where.

Carbon Monoxide PSA - over 65% of all carbon monoxide deaths and injuries in Ontario occur in homes. Ensure all fuel-burning appliances and vents in your home are inspected annually.
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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...

Council Meeting Highlights

The next Committee of the Whole and Council meeting will be on November 1. 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 

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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