Re-zoning For What We Want in the Expanded KC Core

On June 14th Council agenda there is a staff report recommending approval of an application to rezone 13054 Keele St to permit a retail store and an office in the current building.  The latter is a red brick house which has been residential to date. As reviewed in the report the plans are consistent with the King City and Schomberg Bylaw and it conforms to our new approved, but not  in force, official plan, Our King. As noted in the report, as Our King is not yet in force, it is not possible to enact the zoning bylaw. As the proposed business, Molly’s Market, is very consistent with what we want to see in the King City core I really hope that the hurdle to doing the bylaw is resolved soon.

Comfort At Home Without Fossil Fuels

 

Two webinars have been held already and have received high ratings from the 47 attendees.  Keith presents the  technical  info (i.e.”how this works”) and his family’s experience for 2 years after cancelling his gas contract. Register at climateactionking.ca.

Gypsy Moths: info & advice from TRCA

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is pleased to provide, in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), a free information webinar on the LDD moth (European gypsy moth) on Tuesday June 8th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Webinar participants will learn about the LDD moth life cycle, how to identify them and what actions you can take to minimize their impact to trees. TRCA and CVC experts will be in attendance to answer questions from participants. Participants can register at  https://trca.ca/event/gypsy-moth-management-protecting-our-forests/?instance_id=6088.

Apartments on Dufferin

On Monday June 7th council meeting there is a public meeting for an application for a residential development on west side of Dufferin just north of the rail corridor. It’s an interesting application as it includes a 5-storey building for 72 apartment units and a block of three townhouses; this proposed mix of housing is very much needed in King City. If the architectural renderings that I have seen in the proponent’s planning justification reports are carried forward I can say that the aesthetics are very appealing and appropriate for the location on Dufferin St.; I assume that visuals will be presented in the Monday council meeting. As indicated in the report there are two buildings on the property one of which will be repurposed and included in the townhouse block; the other will be demolished. The latter is listed on the municipal heritage registry.  Basis for listing it included that the house was built for James Pearson Wells, a prominent person in King serving as a Reeve and later as an MP for York 1863- 1872; clearly more information about this heritage asset will be made available by the required heritage impact assessment. As reviewed in the planning report there are important natural heritage features on the property; the impact of the development needs to be assessed.  Public can register with [email protected] king.ca to make a deputation and/or they can send their questions and comments in via email. Requests for deputations and emails for council review should be sent in by Monday noon hour.

Burns Blvd Development with Winter Rd access

On Monday June 7th council meeting there is a public meeting for an application to build a single residential development (house, garage etc.) on a large lot off Burns Blvd but with access from Winter Rd. Reasons for this “unconventional” access is well explained in the report but in general terms it is to enable access with minimum impact on natural heritage features. As reviewed in the report the possibility of development on this lot has been foreseen as early as the 2000 King City Community Plan with the condition that an environmentally acceptable access is found.  As this is the statutory public meeting there will be no decision made at the meeting. Public can register with [email protected] king.ca (or phone 905 833 4068) to make a deputation and/or they can send their questions and comments in via email. Requests for deputations and emails for council review should be sent in by Monday noon hour.

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Drive-in restaurant for King City

On Monday June 7th council meeting there is a public meeting for an application for a zoning bylaw amendment to permit a restaurant with a drive through feature at the King Ridge shopping centre. Specific location is west of Dufferin north of Tatton court. As this is the statutory public meeting there will be no decision made. Public can register with [email protected] king.ca to make a deputation and/or they can send their questions and comments in via email. Requests for deputations and emails for council review should be sent in by Monday noon hour