On behalf of King Township Council, welcome to the June edition of the King Bulletin.
Summer traffic safety
Now that school is almost out I'd like to remind everyone to be extra careful when driving around the Township as there will be many more children biking, walking and playing outside. We hear from residents that traffic safety is a top concern and we continue to look for ways to make our roads safe as possible with things like traffic calming initiatives. However, it's up to all of us to keep our children—and everyone else on foot or on bikes—safe. Please stay within the speed limit, follow all traffic laws and don't text while driving.
Speaking of school being out, now is the time to register your child for King's amazing Summer Camps.
We have many new and exciting camps in 2023, including Multi-Sport Camp, Just For Kicks Soccer Camp, Dryland Hockey Camp, SR Volleyball, Charlie and the Coding Factory, Roblox Coding Adventure, JR Hunger Games, Can You Dig It: Archeology, Mad Science and The World Is Your Canvas Art Camp just to name a few.
Registration is now open and the easiest way to register is online at king.ca/camps.
YorkNet’s Expansion Project
To help close the digital divide and provide access to high-speed internet to every corner of the Region, YorkNet is embarking on a large-scale Expansion Project. To help support the Project, YorkNet applied for and received funding from the federal and provincial governments through the Universal Broadband Fund.
Residents may have questions about what this means for them and the timing of when they can expect to have access to high-speed internet. To provide more information, YorkNet is hosting community information sessions.
Residents will hear from YorkNet staff about project plans and have an opportunity to speak with the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the project, Galaxy Fibre.
There will be a community information session in King on June 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the King Township Municipal Centre.
For more information, visit king.ca/kingconnects.
King City Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival
One of our premiere outdoor events happens on Saturday, June 10 with the King City Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival. Join us for non-stop entertainment, a variety of food trucks and craft beer sampling.
The event takes place at Memorial Park at 25 Doctors Lane in King City from noon to 9 p.m.
For more information, including how to purchase tickets, please visit kingcraftbeerandfood.com.
Please continue to stay safe, volunteer and shop locally as much as you can.
Mayor Steve Pellegrini