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July 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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic, information in this edition of the King Bulletin may be outdated once published.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 I’d like to welcome you to the July edition of the King Bulletin. I also hope you and yours had a happy Canada Day.

Although things still aren’t the same, there are many ways to celebrate time together over the summer months.

Make sure you keep any gatherings to 25 people or less. Our new pop-up patio program on Main Street in Schomberg is underway so why not reserve a spot at one of them and help support local businesses? You can find more information on the program at

I’d also like to remind people about the importance of following municipal regulations when it comes to fireworks.

Setting off fireworks on a residential family property is only allowed on Canada Day or the two days immediately preceding and following it. That means you can only set them off today and tomorrow. You are also not allowed to set them off on public land, including parks and roads.

For more information, please visit

Stay safe and remember to try to shop local as much as you can.


Mayor Steve Pellegrini


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Township-wide Recreation Centre

King Township recently hosted a virtual Public Information Centre on the new Township-wide Recreation Centre. You can learn more about the centre and track its progress at

The project will see the construction of a new recreation centre for the Township of King and will include twin ice pad surfaces, an indoor year-round pool and track, gym equipment and multipurpose spaces for fitness classes, community events and private bookings.

The recreation centre will also house a multi-use field house with access to future amenities, that could include baseball and soccer fields.

With the Township’s commitment to reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, 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.

This new complex will provide residents in the Township of King and surrounding communities access to modern and reliable recreational infrastructure where they can enjoy sports, maintain healthy lifestyles and take part in recreational programs and services for years to come.

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King Enters Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen

York Region and King Township are in Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen as of June 30 at 12:01 a.m.

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) 

COVID-19 vaccination bookings now open for first doses ages 12+ and second-dose vaccinations available for those 18+ who live, work, or go to school in York Region. For more information or to book your appointment, visit

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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

Traffic Calming

King is driving forward with measures to reduce speed and increase safety on local roads. The latest effort includes the installation of permanent asphalt speed tables in numerous strategic locations. Speed tables are traffic calming devices that raise the entire wheelbase of a vehicle to reduce its traffic speed. Speed tables are longer than speed humps and flat-topped. The speed tables will be installed in King City and Nobleton.

For more information, including the location of the speed tables and how to submit a request for a traffic calming measure, please visit

Pop-up Patio Program Expands

Building on the success of the 2020 Pop-Up Patio Program, King Township has expanded this year’s program to four pop-up patios on Main Street Schomberg that are now placed in front of Grackle Coffee House, Craft Kitchen and Beer Bar, The Scruffy Duck and Leonardo’s Pizzeria and Smokehouse.

The patios feature additional physically distant dining space for these restaurants and include bicycle parking and decorative planter boxes that also act as a safety barrier. For updates and information on Main Street, visit

Pop-up patio at Craft Kitchen and Beer Bar
Pop-up patio at The Scruffy Duck
Water Conservation Tips

New King Library CEO

King Township Public Library’s Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Nunn-Smith, as the Library’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Nunn-Smith has extensive library experience, having spent the past four years as Manager - Content, Access and Innovation with the Aurora Public Library and 10 years with the Halifax Public Library, where she held a variety of positions from Youth Services Librarian to Collection Development Librarian.

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nunn-Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French and a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University in Halifax, as well as a Masters in Children’s Literature from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Investing to upgrade the trail to the King City GO station

The Government of Canada is investing $156,173.60 to make enhancements to Station Trail through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is contributing $39,043.40 to this project.

The project will improve the trail from King Road to the King City Go Transit Station by upgrading the existing limestone pathway to asphalt and adding light fixtures to a 1.3 kilometre section of the trail. The project will increase the overall safety and accessibility of the trail.

“On behalf of council and residents, I’d like to thank the Federal and Provincial governments for another significant investment in improving the quality of life in King Township,” said King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini. “The trail improvements come at an opportune time as they align with our recently passed Active Transportation Strategy which calls for the implementation of new and upgraded sidewalks, multi-use pathways, paved shoulders and off-road trails.”

Events, Activities & Programs

Drive-In Movie Night in King Saturday July 17th at Cold Creek
Scavenger Hunt for all ages at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre July 10th
join the summer reading club
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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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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

July Waste Calendar

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

2021 Waste Collection Calendar

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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. 

front garden recognition tour starts July 5th through to the 18th

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 June 28 council meeting? You can see all the highlights in our live tweet thread by viewing our Twitter page.

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.

Curbside Service Available at all King Library Branches
need extra garbage bag tags? Get yours online
green 911 property identification signs are available online
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10th Concession South of Highway 9 - CLOSED

The 10th Concession will be closed south of Hwy. 9 from June 14, 2021, to August 2021 to facilitate the installation of Culvert 319.

The last municipal address north of the closure is 17400 10th Concession, and south of the closure it is 17365 10th Concession.

Local access will be maintained at all times for residents from either the north or south. However, through access will not be permitted while the culvert is out.

16th Sideroad and Highway 400 Bridge - Now OPEN

The interchange at Hwy. 400 and Lloydtown-Aurora Road is being reconstructed and the 16th Sideroad overpass bridge was replaced. 

Please note that 16th Sideroad under Highway 400 is now open. There will still be work required adjacent to the roadway which may require periodic lane restrictions however the roadway is open to through traffic and flagged accordingly as required to complete outstanding works.

The work was 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