News and Updates in King Township

I use this blog to inform you of issues within the Township which are being assessed at the Council table as well as tell you about events happening in the Township which are of interest.

Trees and Treats

Trees and Treats

This is a wonderful family friendly festive event at the Heritage & Cultural Centre.  You can make some holiday crafts, listen to the music, and see the dark night being lit was Christmas lights.  Also you can pick your favourite "tree of giving" from all the...

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Opposition to Bill 23

Opposition to Bill 23

Since its tabling on October 25 my own understanding of the negative consequences of Bill 23 has increased; my initial response that it is very bad has not changed but my understanding of the details is much clearer.  One such detail is that there is no question that...

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Hwy27/Wellington St. Development

There is a community open house on Tuesday, November 29 6:30-7:30 pm for a zoning bylaw amendment application for properties on hwy 27 and Wellington Street in Nobleton. The amendment is to permit a 6 storey building with 169 residential units; the Pringle heritage...

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Council Inauguration

I know that some are planning to attend in person the Council Inauguration Monday, November 21 at 6 pm.  You can also watch it from the comfort of your home as it is being livestreamed.  Either way I hope you can come!  

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Stopping Bill 23

Stopping Bill 23

Over the last week I have learned more about the consequences, the implications of Bill 23.  More knowledge has only deepened my understanding that it is very bad and regressive. And it has made worse by the announcement to take lands out of the protection of the...

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Bill 23 impact on King

On November 7 council meeting there is a staff report on the subject of Bill 23; specifically It presents our staff assessment of the impact  on King. The implications are significant and very complex. This report coupled with comments received at the council meeting...

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Work Process Change in Public Works

On November 7 Council agenda there is a staff report recommending modifications as to how municipal services are assumed by the municipality.  I consider the changes are the kind of streamlining we need to do; quality of outcome is not being jeopardized.  As reviewed,...

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Toronto Wildlife Centre

On November 7 council agenda there is a staff report recommending renewal of the contractual arrangement with Toronto Wildlife Centre. Specifically it's recommended to enter into a 5 year agreement with an additional 2 year option extension. For $13,500/yr As reviewed...

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Keele West

At November 7th Committee of Whole there is report recommending approval of a zoning bylaw amendment to enable construction of an apartment block with of 234 units varying in size to include 1, 2, 3 bedroom units and 3 bedroom units. In response to feedback received...

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New subdivision east side of Hwy 27

November 7th Council agenda includes a statutory public meeting for an application to create a subdivision on the east side of Hwy 27 south of King Rd on the lands currently referred to as Boynton. As reviewed in the report the application includes build 429 single...

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Semi-detached on 204 Dew Street

At November 7th Committee of Whole there is report recommending approval of an Official Plan and  Zoning Bylaw Amendments and construction of 8 semi-detached residential units (i.e. 4 separate buildings)  at 204 Dew Street.  I know that many in the immediate area...

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Council Inauguration

Council Inauguration

This event is open to the public.  Here is the registration form to reserve your seat if you are interested to attend. If by chance you have not seen the final results of the election see here. 

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Recent Comments

 

  1. I don't know if all your numbers are accurate but I understand the concept behind your argument: not all the…

  2. I’m glad you raised the point about it’s not about lack of land I too have read the studies 125,000…

  3. Thank you Mary. Inaugurations are always important; I felt it incumbent on me to unveil the elephant which is truly…

  4. The day after Council’s inauguration…. Councillor Schaefer, you have once again not disappointed in your commitment to protect King’s fragile…

  5. The whole point of the bill IS to stop the road blocks that many put on development. Just to bring…

  6. I made an error in my original post about the impact of Bill 23, specifically regarding the Ontario Heritage Act.…