What is the Story Behind That Photo?

Do you like to tell stories?  Are you inspired to make up a story when you see a painting?  If so, I think you will be interested in this ASK event:  timeless tales writing contest.  Seven intriguing images from King’s past are waiting for York Region writers of all ages to tell it like it wasn’t. Pick one, and let your imagination go wild. The best of the best in each of 4 age categories, from children to adults, will be awarded prizes.   Here are all the details and all historic photos.  Entries can be submitted up till May 31st.

King Community Clean-Up

Its wonderful spring and it is time to clean up the public areas of our beautiful King:  the streets and paths you enjoy walking on, the parks and the roads.  As always, we each need to be careful as we do the clean up, particularly when picking up garbage on streets and roads; and of course this year we need to practise social distancing and to wear masks if working with others.  Township will have clean-up kits for pick up at 4 locations on Friday April 23rd; and Township will pick up your garbage filled bags at the location you register on Monday April 26.  Here are all the details:  where to pick up supplies and where to register for garbage pick up.  

Development on King Road: open house

Thursday April 22 at 6pm there is a virtual open house, hosted by the developer to learn about a proposal to develop a small subdivision with 5 detached homes east of the Kingview subdivision on north side of King Road.  (The latter is located north and east of the heritage & Cultural Centre.)  This is the opportunity to ask questions directly to the developer and/or the agent. Due to COVID restrictions it is necessary to register ahead of time to receive the zoom link.  You can do so at [email protected] or 416 968 3511. Here is notice published in paper.  The statutory public meeting for this development is already announced as being at May 3 Council Planning Meeting.

 

 

 

Development on James Stokes: virtual open house

Tuesday, April 20 at 6pm there is a virtual open house, hosted by the developer to learn about a proposal to develop lands north of James Stokes Court in the Kingview subdivision.  (The latter is located north and east of the Heritage & Cultural Centre.)  This is the opportunity to ask questions directly to the developer and/or the agent.  Here is the invitation which was sent to homeowners in proximity to the site; it includes details on how to participate.   (The Planning Act defines the circle of persons to be contacted ).  The statutory public meeting for this development is already announced as being at the May 3 Council Planning Meeting.

New Development Off Dew Street

On April 6 there is a Council Planning Meeting.  There is only one agenda item:  the application for a 4 semi-detached residential units an a condominium road to be created off Dew Street on the north side.  As indicated in the report there was a public meeting for this same property in October; but in response to public feedback there has been a significant change in the proposal and accordingly a new public meeting is being held.  I consider the new proposal to be better than previous but I need to know more.  I think the idea of semi detached is interesting as it is in place of single detached and it may be more interesting for person(s) wanting to downsize and to have a front door opening to street level.  Here are the appendices.  To make a verbal deputation or to send an email contact [email protected]a.  At this statutory public meeting there will be no decision by Council; purpose is to hear feedback from public.