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Health Care in our Community

Mackenzie Health Foundation will be at the Heritage & Cultural Centre (2920 King Road) on Sunday, September 30 to talk about the future of health care in our community.  Its very exciting as the options for hospital care are expanding with the building of the new hospital at Major Mackenize and Jane.  Here is the invitation to the event; guest speakers are scheduled for 2:30.  RSVP’s are requested.

Dementia: developments globally and in York Region

Dementia is a cruel disease.  And its frightening when you don’t know how to help a loved one and/or you don’t really understand it.  On Friday, September 21 9 AM-1PM there is conference at King City Arena.  Experts will speak about developments on care options around the world. And there will be speakers to talk about services and options for care in York Region.  Here is the poster for the event.  As indicated its free but registration is required.



Terry Fox Run in King City

Legacy of Terry Fox continues in King City on Sunday 9/16 with the Terry Fox Run. It  starts at Wellesley Park (northwest corner of Keele/King Road) at 9.   Register and learn more about the Run here.   I believe this is the 13th year for this event under the leadership of a King City resident.  Many thanks to her for doing this.

JaneKing Information Meeting

Wednesday Sept 12 from 6-8pm there is a developer hosted information meeting about the proposed development called “JaneKing.”  There was a public meeting for this development July 9; here is the Staff report presented at that meeting. At that meeting I expressed satisfaction that alternate residential formats are proposed; specifically town houses, semi detached and life style residential units, in addition to detached.  Given that King City is lacking alternate housing forms I am enthusiastic about this project although there are significant issues yet to be resolved or answered.  Some of these issues are:  proposal to reduce some of buffers; impact on adjacent landowners; infrastructure linkage with the Magna land, immediately south of JaneKing.

Its unfortunate that developer chose to host this meeting after the public meeting and I expressed this at the public meeting.  These information meetings (i.e. the one on Sept. 12) is the opportunity for the public to learn about the project in an informal meeting where discussion between public and developer is possible. Meeting is at the King City Seniors’ Centre, at 30 Fisher Street.  Here is the notice of the meeting.

Parking Study

At September 10 Council the report from the consultants who have studied the parking (both demand and supply) in the 3 villages is on the agenda.  I know that many business owners and residents participated.    The report indicates that the problem today is one of poor capacity utilization i.e. there is the space, we aren’t using it. Recommendations, of which many can be implemented fairly quickly, are presented. Very importantly there are also recommendations how to plan for future demand growth.   The link above is the consultant’s report; here is the Staff Report introducing it. I have several clarification type questions but in general I agree.  I admit to being very surprised that the evidence shows that there is adequate capacity within reasonable distance from the destinations.