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January 2023


Mayor's Message

On behalf of King Township Council, welcome to the January edition of the King Bulletin.

As we look forward to 2023 and the new term of Council, there are four top initiatives that it is important to complete. With King’s team approach, and the assistance of Council and staff, I am confident of our success.

These initiatives include:

  • The completion of our Township-Wide Recreation Centre
  • Investment in King’s infrastructure and continuing our paving strategy
  • Continued financial responsibility with proper reserves
  • Advocacy for a hospital here in King

Township-Wide Recreation Centre

We broke ground on the Township-Wide Recreation Centre in 2022. Construction on this project is underway, with an opening date set for 2024.

The Centre will be a state-of-the-art, carbon-neutral, fully accessible recreation complex. We are thankful for the partnership with our federal and provincial government partners, and Seneca.

Investments in King’s Infrastructure and Paving Strategy

King continues to make capital improvements to our infrastructure. This includes park and trail redevelopment, drainage improvements, watermain and sewer upgrades, stormwater works, and bridge and culvert rehabilitation.

In King, we are committed to continuing to work with the private sector to ensure our residents and businesses have the Internet access they need for the work and personal usage. Since 2019, there has been a 47-per-cent increase in homes with access to newly available broadband.

The paving of local roads in King is a priority. From 2019 to 2021, more than 36 kilometres of roads went from gravel surface to paved surface, and another 58 kilometres were upgraded with asphalt improvements and surface treatments, and nine more kilometres of road were scheduled for improvements in 2022.

Continued Financial Responsibility

I am proud of our financial record in King.

Council approved a 0.75-per-cent increase in the Township’s portion of the 2022 budget, maintaining a tax increase of close to zero per cent for the Township portion of the annual property tax.

The average increase for the Township portion of municipal tax is now 1.11 per cent for the period between 2018 and 2022, positioning King as having one of the lowest tax increases in the GTA.

To ensure the Township’s ongoing financial health, the annual budget contributes to the Township’s reserve funds. The contribution for 2022 is $7.4 million.

Advocacy for a Hospital in King

King Council recently passed a resolution to formally request that that the Province of Ontario fast-track approval for the new Southlake Regional Health Centre in King. We look forward to working with Southlake and the Province to plan for the ongoing health needs of King and nearby communities.

Mayor and Council pancake breakfast

Mark January 28 on your calendar for the annual pancake breakfast brought to you by Mayor and Council.

The event takes place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Dr. William Laceby Community Centre and Arena in Nobleton.

Bring your appetite and your skates and join me for a free skate following the breakfast.

Happy New Year

As 2022 draws to a close, I wish you and yours a safe, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Please continue to stay safe, volunteer and shop locally as much as you can.


Mayor Steve Pellegrini

Municipal budget

2023 municipal budget open house

As staff and council start working on the 2023 budget, there will be a series of meetings, including an open house for residents to review the budget, provide feedback and ask questions of Township staff.

The in-person open house will take place Tuesday, January 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in council chambers at the Municipal Centre.

For more information, visit or

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Holiday skate schedule
Trisan Centre
Winter recreation

55+ meet and greet
Event calendar
Library stay safe
Babysitting course
Clean snow from hydrants
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Snow removal 2

Parking restrictions

King’s winter parking restrictions start Nov. 1. There is no on-street parking allowed between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. to allow for winter road maintenance. Visit for more information, including how to apply for a temporary on-street parking permit.


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Seasonal Operations & Updates

2023 waste calendar

2023 Waste Calendar

The 2023 waste calendar is now available online. You can view it by visiting It is also scheduled to be delivered to each home in King Township by the end of December.

2023 Waste Collection Calendar


January waste calendar
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Mosaic magazine
Across the Rainbow's Arc

During this past summer, there was a call for entry for poetry submitted by poets and writers across King Township and York Region. Arts Society King artists are now invited to select a poem and use it as the inspiration for a piece of artwork. The call for artists is now open and closes February 28, 2023 (11:59 p.m.).The Across the Rainbow’s Arc exhibition will showcase the artwork with the poem used as inspiration.The exhibition will be held from April 17 to June 2, 2023 at the King Municipal Centre.There is no fee to enter this exhibition. Once you have selected a poem, please complete the application with information about your artwork, specifically the name of poem and size. Since the gallery space is limited, the call for entry may close early once the walls are filled. For more information, please click here.

This section spotlight 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. 

In Case You Missed It...

Council Meeting Highlights

The next Committee of the Whole and Council meeting will be on January 9. You can keep up with these meetings by visiting us online. Or, check out the last meeting's live-tweet summary

Meeting Calendar

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