Advance Voting Has Begun!

Advance voting for the Federal election has started.  Runs every day 9-9 for four days:  Friday, Oct. 11 through to and including Monday, Oct. 14.  If you are informed and know for whom you want to vote why not do so this weekend to avoid the rush on Oct. 21?  If you are still in research mode you may be interested to view the videos of the 2 debates which Concerned Citizens of King Township hosted; at time of writing the video for the Oct. 19 was uploaded and available for viewing.  I anticipate they will upload the second one held Oct. 10.  As noted on the CCKT website not all candidates participated in the events.

October 19: lots to do in King City

There is something for everyone Saturday, Oct. 19 in King City.

8-12 at the Municipal Centre there is the indoor garage sale!  Perhaps a unique gift can be found there.

11-3 at the Heritage and Cultural Centre there is a Heritage Harvest celebration.  As identified in the poster there are many things happening:  Holland Marsh Food market, music, kids’ activities to name a few.  Plus, the Walter Rollings school room is being re-opened.

1-2:30 there is the TRCA guided walk leaving from Kettle Lake Park as I have mentioned in another post.

2 pm at Hogan’s Inn there is a talk about the The Story of Joker’s Hill hosted by King Township Historical Society.  Its wise to purchase tickets in advance as I expect this event will be well attended.

Nature Walk with TRCA Saturday 10/19

Saturday Oct. 19th 1-2:30 pm there is a walk guided by TRCA leaving from Kettle Lake Park (south of King Road/east of Burns).  This is a wonderful way to experience and learn about the natural heritage in King City.  TRCA requests that you let them know of you intent to join the walk as there is a limitation on numbers. I am planning to take advantage of this opportunity.  More details here. 

Green Development Standards

On Oct. 7 Council agenda there is a report presenting a draft proposal for a Sustainable Development Standards Program. As reviewed for several years there has been a “checklist” of features which King wants to be incorporated into new developments but there has been no authority to enforce it and there really was no commitment on our part to confirm whether anything “promised” was actually delivered.  Although the proposed program is still hampered by the reality that there is no legislative authority to enforce there is improvement:  more specificity, plans for confirming execution.  IF either level of government (provincial or federal) were to introduce incentives for renovations for retrofits as a mitigation measure for climate change our new program could “fit” well as I believe we not only need to modify “new builds” but also need to upgrade current building stock.    (Buildings are 2nd highest source of carbon emissions).  I look forward to understanding the program as I do have several questions.

Model Home Application

Oct. 21 at Council meeting there will be a public meeting regarding a zoning bylaw application for a property at southeast corner of Carmichael and Keele.  The intent of the application is to enable a model home to be built there.  Here is formal notice for the meeting.  This is the time for residents to ask questions, express support or opposition; decision is unlikely to be made at the meeting but rather the report will likely be sent back to Staff to review further taking into account what is hear at the public meeting.