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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, information in this edition of the King Bulletin may be outdated once published.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 www.king.ca/covid19.
Although we’re delighted to be able to welcome our residents back into many of our facilities—some on a limited basis—both Provincial and Regional guidelines require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for entry to our recreational facilities and programs.
We ask you for your patience and understanding as our staff work to implement the Provincial and Regional requirements.
A Letter of Instruction was recently issued by the Region of York regarding vaccination requirements for indoor sports facilities. The Letter requires patrons aged 12 to 17, all coaches, volunteers and officials to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in organized sports, starting Oct. 1, 2021.
The Township is electing to request compliance of the public as of today, but full enforcement will not take place until Nov. 1, 2021. As a result, at this time, no individual who is currently exempt because they are participating in an organized sport (participants aged 12 to 17 years or coaches, volunteers or officials) will be turned away if they are unable to provide proof of full vaccination or medical exemption.
The Township will be using a model of enforcement that includes education and encouragement as required. As part of this approach the Township will require patrons of our indoor sports facilities to have a first shot by Oct. 1, 2021 and reinforce the Regional mandate that by Nov. 1, 2021, they must be fully vaccinated to be allowed entry. The procedure allows patrons time to get their vaccination. King Township will be requiring all patrons to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1, 2021 to be allowed entry.
All Ontarians can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal at covid19.ontariohealth.ca. Those who need support obtaining a copy of their vaccination receipt including those who do not have access to a computer or printer can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. You can also visit www.york.ca/covid19 for the most up-to-date information on vaccinations in York Region.
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, shop locally as much as you can.
Mayor Steve Pellegrini
Urban Design Guidelines
King Township is undertaking a review of its Urban Design Guidelines which apply to the Villages of King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg. The outcome of this review is anticipated to be a new, consolidated set of urban design guidelines that apply to the Villages, focusing on three areas: Village Centres, Established Neighbourhoods, and Employment Areas. Each Village in King Township has unique characteristics, circumstances, and issues that will be considered in developing the Guidelines.
The Village Urban Design Guidelines are a series of statements and images that outline the types of design elements and features that will shape development in King Township. Urban design is informed by a variety of disciplines including architecture, land use planning, landscape architecture, and engineering. Building orientation and siting, streetscape design, built form massing and special locations in King Township can all be addressed through the guidelines.
To participate in the Virtual Public Open Houses, please register via the links below. Participants must sign up for each Open House they wish to attend. You will be able to join the Public Open Houses via a computer or via telephone. The link and phone-in number will be automatically emailed to you following registration
KING CITY: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
SCHOMBERG: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
NOBLETON: Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
We will do our best to provide any requested accommodations. Please email or call Kristen Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 833-4065 for more information.
If you are unable to join a Virtual Public Open House, please visit this Project Page to view a copy of the presentation and recording of a Virtual Public Open House, following the sessions.
We welcome all ideas and input into this project. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact: Kristen Harrison, Policy Planner, Township of King by email at email@example.com or (905) 833-4065.
Proof of Vaccination Required
The Township of King will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination before welcoming participants and visitors into Township recreational facilities and programs starting Sept. 22.
Proof of Vaccination
As of Sept. 22, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination as well as proof of identity (such a driver’s licence or health card) to access certain public settings and facilities.
An enhanced vaccine certificate, as well as a verification app to allow businesses to read the QR code, will be available beginning Oct. 22.
Township staff will verify the vaccine certificate along with government-issued identification.
For vaccination receipt information, see New Requirement for Proof of Vaccination in Certain Settings: Frequently Asked Questions. The Provincial Vaccine Booking Line can be reached at 1-833-943-3900.
For Township of King recreation programs, visit king.ca/recreationprograms. For services available during the pandemic, visit king.ca/covid19.
All essential services have continued, including Fire and Emergency Services, water, wastewater, waste collection, by-law enforcement and roads.
- King Heritage and Cultural Centre
- Nobleton and Schomberg branches of the Library
- King Township Municipal Centre on Wednesdays, by appointment for: marriage licences, commissioning, building and planning questions.
King encourages residents to continue supporting local businesses as much as possible.
You can visit our website at www.king.ca, call us at 905-833-5321 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest King Township COVID-19 related information, please visit king.ca/covid19 or york.ca/covid19.
King Township 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.
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 king.ca/CommunityGrants for more information or to apply.
Holiday Office Closure - October 11th
King Township will be closed on Monday October 11th, for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and reopening at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12th.
For any urgent manners, please call 905-833-5321 where our answering service will respond 24/7. Any non-urgent questions can be sent to email@example.com where staff will respond to you as soon as possible after the holiday.
Remember you can still do business with us online by visiting www.king.ca!
Events, Activities & Programs
Seasonal Operations & Updates
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curbside Giveaway Day - October 30th
The last Saturday of April, May, June, July, August, September and October are the King "Curbside Giveaway Days".
It's very simple. Starting at 7:00 a.m. take any unwanted items to the curb, marked "Free", for others to pick up and take to a good home. Remove all leftover items by 5:00 p.m. on that day, to help keep King Township attractive. This is a great way to "recycle" and clean out some of that extra "stuff", or to get out and find some helpful or wanted items at a bargain price - FREE!
Municipal water flushing to begin Oct. 4
In the spring and fall the Public Hydrant water flushingWorks Department flushes all water
mains and hydrants in King City, Nobleton, Schomberg and Ansnorveldt.
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.
Arts Society King is pleased to present its second annual Autumn Reflections En Plein Air contest
From September 25 through October 16, Artists will be creating their impressions of King's outdoor wonders on site at any location of their choosing. Residents and visitors alike can tour the township and spot an artist at work and then attend the exhibition and awards event on Saturday, October 16 at the Pavilion at the Cold Creek Conservation Area from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Adjudicating the event is Michele van Maurik, (michelevanmaurik.com). It will be a fine opportunity for artists and their fans to hear her commentary. The winning artists will talk about their work and their aspirations. This open-air public event is possible under appropriate Covid protocols.
For information on registering as an artist entry go to www.ArtsSocietyKing.ca, or for hints where you might spot an artist, Instagram @arts_society_king, Facebook: Arts Society King 2020, ASK eBlast: email email@example.com to join.
Cold Creek Conservation Area - 14125 11th Concession, Nobleton, Ontario
This En Plein Air contest is sponsored by Joe Saraceni of Re/Max Realty www.JoeSellsKing.com
Farm Fresh Activities
Looking for a family friendly way to spend some time outdoors with the family this fall?
Check out some of King's farms for fun things to do such as apple picking, finding the perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween, picking up goodies from a local farm market, or to take part in other fall harvest related activities!
Experience the freshness York Region has to offer by visiting York Farm Fresh online. The website features many of King's farms as well as others in York Region, and also provides self-guided tour routes you can take to visit various farms such as following Route B.
Make sure to check the website of each farm for any specific covid-19 related safety protocols, or if appointments are necessary to visit.
Temporary Closure of the Tennis Courts located at 251 Western Ave., Schomberg
The tennis courts located at 251 Western Ave., Schomberg, will be closed effective Monday, September 13th, 2021 to allow for the completion of reconstruction work. The tennis courts will be receiving a complete rebuild with an entirely new surface and pave walkway/seating features.
The expected reopening is spring, 2022. Construction is to commence the week of September 13th.
For additional details you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.king.ca, by phone at 905-833-5321 or by email at email@example.com.
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