On behalf of King Township Council, welcome to the March edition of the King Bulletin.
New online booking tool for planning
I’m pleased to report we are now offering online booking for those looking for general planning information.
Residents, builders, realtors, agents, consultants and businesses seeking information from the planning department can visit www.king.ca/AskKingPlanning.
Once on the web page, the customer can select a date and time for an appointment with a Township planner. After providing general information with respect to the nature of their inquiry, they will receive an email confirmation of their appointment time, followed by a reminder on the day of the appointment.
This new tool is another example of our ongoing commitment to enhance citizen-focused customer service.
Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts
The Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts kicks off this year with an opening reception on Thursday, March 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the King Township Municipal Centre. The Mayor’s Youth Action Team has organized an open mic/talent show during the reception.
Students ages 13 to 18 can participate.
The exhibit runs until April 13 at the King Township Municipal Centre. It will feature art by students from Country Day School, King City Secondary School and Villanova College.
For more information, you can visit artssocietyking.ca.
Cold Creek Maple Syrup Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the Cold Creek Maple Syrup Fest, which happens on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This popular family friendly event includes pancakes with real maple syrup and other local foods, outdoor activities, a vendor market and more.
The cost is $10 per person or $35 for a family of four and there are still spots available for vendors and sponsors.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit coldcreek.ca.
Summer Camps registration opens March 1
King Summer Camps are back, offering a variety of programming throughout the Township.
We are excited to launch our Summer Camp Guide which includes all the need-to-know information, new camps, camp descriptions and course codes for online registration. Program offerings include arts, science, dance, cooking, outdoor adventure, field trips and more.
Registration for King residents opens on March 1. Registration for non-residents opens on March 8. Visit king.ca/camps.
Volunteer Appreciation Awards
Nominations are now open for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards night.
There are several award categories, including Citizen of the Year, Special Recognition Award, Non-Resident, Senior Citizen Award of Merit, Youth Award of Merit and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The deadline for submissions is March 13. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit king.ca/awards.
Please continue to stay safe, volunteer and shop locally as much as you can.
Mayor Steve Pellegrini