Metrolinx Town Hall re York Region

Metrolinx is hosting a Town Hall with focus on York Region Monday, June 24 7-8:30 at Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie. Good opportunity to ask questions about service.  Here is link to register for in person or on line attendance and to send in question.

 

Different Place for Drawdown Workshops

There is different venue for the workshops about Reversing Global Warning.  All other details re: times are same. New location:

York Pines United Church, 3150 Lloydtown Aurora Rd., Kettleby.  (this is west of Jane/east of 400.  See here.

REVERSING GLOBAL WARMING:
INTRODUCTION TO DRAWDOWN
Weekend 4-session Workshop
Friday, June 14, 7-9:30 PM / Saturday, June 15, 9-11:30 AM
Saturday and Sunday 2-4:30 PM
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King Loves Its Trees

On Council June 10 agenda there is a report about and including a draft tree bylaw.  As reviewed the proposed bylaw is relevant to private property in the 3 villages:  King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.  It is a my perspective that this is long overdue as trees, a significant feature in our villages have been ignored as something valuable to be protected.  Given climate change the value of mature trees to both community and private property owner  is increasing:  provider of shade, water retention, carbon sequestering.  The proposed bylaw is innovative and I believe creatively addresses issues identified in previous proposals.  I strongly urge you to review the report and the bylaw and propose feedback.  I think this proposed bylaw will assist in our effort to build & maintain quality communities.  The fact that it is the product of a collaborative effort on part of Staff and a working group of volunteers from Concerned Citizens of King Township (CCKT) is notable and to be applauded.

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Development with Hambly House

On Council agenda for June 10 there is a report on the development at northwest corner of Hwy 27/King Road including the designated heritage property known as Hambly House.  This development was the subject of a public meeting in November 2017.   Since then some changes have been made in response to feedback.  A very important aspect of the proposal has been retained, specifically there will be purpose built apartments of various sizes.  This alternate housing form is needed.  There have been changes to design which are better such as removing the tower features, facade enhancements, height reductions.  All the details are in the report.  I still have concern about the length of building 2 as it runs along Hwy 27.

 

 

Sproule St. Development

On Council June 10 agenda there is a report recommending approval for a site plan application. The development application was approved in May 2016 but execution did not proceed; new property owner has now submitted a revised application similar to the original.  The report indicates that there has been attention to landscaping and screening; this is particularly important as there will be some outdoor storage as the application is subject to the previous Schomberg zoning bylaw.  Good to see new business coming to town!