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$$ for the New Recreation Centre

Friday May 21st is a historic day in the history of King Township. Funding was announced to build the long awaited new recreation centre at the 15th Sideroad and Dufferin St. The magnitude of the grants from both the federal and provincial governments is remarkable: from the federal government $21.1 million and from the provincial government $17.6 million. In addition King Township is providing$14.1 million which is funds collected from developers.  Here are more details including schematics of the new recreation centre.  As was referenced by all the speakers at the announcement today this wonderful funding announcement is a result of collaboration amongst the three levels of government and Seneca college. Shovels will be in the ground this year with a target completion date of fall 2023.  The project will also explore a number of energy efficient measures for the facility such as natural ventilation, reclaiming waste heat from the refrigeration system, and an open loop geothermal heat exchange; I look forward to turning the targets that we have for energy efficiency and conservation in this new facility.

June 7 Planning Meetings

On Monday June 7th at the Council Planning meeting there will be three public meetings for three different applications.

The staff reports for each of these projects will be published on the council agenda website on the Thursday before the meeting i.e. June 3rd. In the interim anyone who is interested can contact the planner who has the file as indicated on the reports I have included.

At these statutory public meetings the council does not make any decisions. Rather this is the opportunity for the public to learn more about the application and to register comments and/or points of concern.

Cooling & Heating Your Home In A New Way

Looking for alternate ways to be comfortable in your home, in the winter and the summer?  If so the webinar series from Climate Action may interest you.  And if you are keen to be comfortable without using fossil fuels you will be really interested in the series.  The next one is Wednesday, May 19 at 7 pm.  Register at

Help With Recycling

King Township’s recently launched mobile recycling app is getting a make-over and a long list of new features.  King recently partnered with Recycle Coach to launch the mobile app to help residents become expert
recyclers and reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.  Here are more details.  Citizens are encouraged to visit to learn more. Recycle Coach is available on desktop and mobile. The free app is available for download on iOS and Android devices.

Kingbridge & Seneca Collaboration

As I  posted earlier Kingbridge is changing and has an intent to become an Innovation Centre/Living Lab. There is opportunity to learn more about this:  on May 11 at 10 AM Mayor Pellegrini will be part of a fireside chat with Seneca President David Agnew and Prashant Pathak Chair (new owner) of the Kingbridge Centre to elaborate on their collaborative effort. As indicated in the press release of Seneca and Kingbridge  focus will be on the sectors of agriculture, food production & processing, energy and environment.   You can watch & listen to the above mentioned fireside chat.


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